UK Construction Week 2017 returns to the NEC

  • 1 Jun 2017

UK Construction Week has announced its return to the Birmingham NEC, hosting the largest gathering of the UK’s built environment community from 10 -12th October 2017. 

Once again returning with nine specialist shows under one roof, UK Construction Week is made up of the Build Show, Timber Expo, Civils Expo, Plant & Machinery Live, Energy 2017, Smart Buildings 2017, Surface & Materials Show (featuring Kitchens & Bathrooms Live), HVAC 2017 and Grand Designs Live.

This year’s line up includes speakers from Urban Splash, NHS, Heathrow, Cast Consultancy, Kier and Network Rail.

UKCW Crowds019The show’s main stage will focus on issues concerning political uncertainty, debating the industry’s leading issues and trends, including the housing shortage, diversity, the skills crisis, building in pre- and post-Brexit Britain and adopting modern methods of construction.

The discussions will be fronted by leading journalists and industry commentators, including architect and television personality George Clarke, broadcaster Steph McGovern and architecture critic Tom Dyckhoff.

Offsite construction will also be a major theme this year: the show will feature a new dedicated offsite theatre and an awards programme supported by the Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA) and the Structural Timber Association (STA). Exhibitors specialising in offsite technologies will also be on hand, including Portakabin, Containex and Wernick Group.

Nathan Garnett, Event Director at Media 10, which runs the show, said: “The UK’s construction industry is more topical than ever. Not only is it at the forefront of political debate and public opinion, it’s also clear that we’re moving towards a new age of innovation and change with topics such as off-site construction, modular and BIM driving so many conversations. 

This will be our biggest event to date, and we’re looking forward to bringing the industry together to debate, learn and do business, as well as showcase a diverse range of products and services.”

The Innovation Trail, specialist awards and more

This year, UK Construction Week will introduce the Innovation Trail, that will showcase the latest products, service and innovations that are changing the way the industry builds. To be feature on the Innovation Trail, apply via the UK Construction Week website.

It will also feature a series of new, specialist awards which will include: Low Carbon Vehicles Awards, BIM Awards, Offsite Awards and the WAN Transport, Concrete in Architecture and Adaptive Reuse Awards and the Construction Enquirer Awards.

In the evening, entertainment will include a casino night at the Genting International Casino with exclusive discounts for exhibitors and visitors, a dodgeball tournament and the return of the popular beer and ale festival.


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151 High Road,
United Kingdom,
IG10 4LF

Phone: 020 3225 5200
Fax: 020 3225 5202

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