Changing the construction culture at UKCW
The nation’s largest live trade show for the construction industry and all its related professions and trades returns in May, with over 25,000 people expected to gather to explore how the industry is implementing new behaviors, best practices and a real cultural shift in how it builds for the future.
UKCW London will feature over 40,000m² of exhibition space, over 300 exhibitors (600 including co-located shows), 10,000 products, 300 expert speakers, seven theater stages, multiple specialist centers and 150 hours of CPD content and activities.
Nathan Garnett, UKCW Event Director, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be bringing UK Construction Week to London. 2022 is the year to focus on how we achieve the systemic changes we’ve been discussing for some time and to share learnings from organizations that are already off to a good start. We need to make sure there isn’t a corner of construction that doesn’t know how to live its core values, implement new policies and behaviors, and be transformed by culture change.
“As always with this event, there is also a lot to see, with many displays, exhibitors, shows and products that you will not find anywhere else. It will be an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the sector and some of the best thought leaders and innovators that construction has to offer. This is a must-attend event for anyone who wants to take the pulse of all things construction. »
Day one will include updates on new public procurement rules, the new building safety regulatory regime, the upcoming building safety law, and completely new ways the industry is working on projects as varied as prisons, hospitals, road and rail. infrastructure, school buildings and housing. Day two will be a deep dive into digitalization, Net Zero and the energy future, and day three will focus on people, including diversity, health and wellbeing, recruitment and retention issues .
In collaboration with content partner Build In Digital, the Digital Construction Hub will offer hands-on workshops on best practices in digital strategy, BIM, cloud computing, cybersecurity, using big data and all ways in which new technologies can improve efficiency, productivity and profitability.
CEMEX sponsors the Infrastructure Hub which also brings in expert speakers from the Infrastructure Projects Authority and Barbour ABI to present lessons learned from major projects such as HS2, Thames Tideway, Royal Docks London and the West Midlands Growth Engine, and to analyze government policies that will affect infrastructure over the next 10 to 15 years.
The Sustainability Hub will include sessions on best practices in low-carbon construction and renovation in Europe, regenerative design and biomimicry, hydrogen innovation, 3D printing, waste issues and construction for dismantling.
The Offsite Alliance Hub will share learnings from Alliance members working alongside leading organizations, industry bodies, government, local authorities and housing associations to increase adoption and provision of off-site technologies in the residential sector.
Supported by other sponsors including COINS (Main Stage), Aico, Procore, Northgate Vehicle Hire and Bosch, UKCW will bring a host of new products, innovations and business and networking opportunities, and run alongside the events co-located Concrete Expo (May 3-4), the Offsite Show with Buildoffsite (May 3-5) and Grand Designs Live (April 30-May 8).
UKCW’s Role Model Awards campaign also returns for its fourth year with the shortlist to be announced at UKCW London alongside the winner of Fix Radio’s Tradesperson of the Year award. The Role Models winner will be crowned at the Birmingham show in October.
Free registration for UK Construction Week London is now open with an entry badge giving access to the Offsite Show, Concrete Expo and Grand Designs Live.
This article was paid for by UKCW