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UKCW Birmingham: 4-6 October 2022 | NEC
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UK Construction Week

Innovation Zone

Innovation Zone

Innovation within Construction is on the up 

This year at UK Construction Week London, we are bringing back our popular feature, The Innovation Zone.

Disruptors are now present in many different markets, so UKCW is shining a spotlight on the serious change-makers in construction. The aim is to promote productivity, speed, quality, sustainability and social cohesion, showing how innovation can create new value in the industry and stop the short-term, purely cost-driven ‘race to the bottom.

The Innovation Zone is a non-sales environment where visitors can explore the new ideas, learn and be inspired. This will be your chance to see some of the best innovations that are changing the way we construct. From environmental sensors to gapotape, water conditioners to reusable pallets, there's bound to be something that you will want to learn more of to adopt to your practice.

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Innovation Zone Products

The Pallet LOOP

The Pallet LOOP

Company: The Pallet LOOP

The Pallet LOOP is a transformational, circular economy, pallet reuse scheme that’s on a mission to eliminate avoidable pallet waste in the UK construction sector. Each year, around 18 million pallets are used by UK construction to transport building materials but less than 10% are recovered and reused. Approximately 6,000 acres of forestry is harvested every year to create single use pallets for the UK construction industry. Plus 236,000 acres of trees are grown at any one time to cater for future demand. This linear model is clearly unsustainable and out of kilter with the UK’s carbon net zero targets. Different by design, The Pallet LOOP is aiming to replace a significant quantity of the circa 18 million single use pallets currently used in the UK construction industry each year. Through an innovative deposit-based scheme, The Pallet LOOP will be providing reusable, multi-use, distinctive green pallets that are engineered to last and can make numerous trips through the construction industry supply chain.

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Ei1025 Environmental Sensor

Ei1025 Environmental Sensor

Company: Aico

An exciting innovation in home life safety, the Ei1025 has been designed to create better maintained, healthier, energy efficient homes.
Easy to install and manage, Environmental Sensors help to overcome many challenges, from compliance and carbon footprint to mould risk and fuel poverty; adding another dimension to resident safety, while helping landlords to meet their strategic goals through a range of actionable insights.

How do Environmental Sensors work?
Gather data on indoor environmental conditions by installing Environmental Sensors in high-risk areas.
Connected sensors across multiple properties will give millions of invaluable data readings. Advanced Machine Learning technology constantly interprets the data to provide clear, actionable insights which are available via the HomeLINK dashboard.
Designed with Social Landlords, our innovative portal provides the information landlords will value most, to optimise investment, identify and tackle fuel poverty, improve maintenance and deliver unrivalled service to residents.

Aico are the Registration Sponsors of UK Construction Week London.

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Fire Safety Engineering

Fire Safety Engineering

Company: Efectis

Based on over 70 years of experience, from small to large scale, from materials to construction, Efectis is assessing the fire performance (fire resistance, reaction to fire, extinguishing systems…) of your products, systems, and entire projects in many areas including nuclear, transportation, dwellings, infrastructure, tunnels, high-rise buildings, industrial processes, and storage.

Our fire resistance and reaction to fire tests are performed according to national, European, and worldwide standards: ISO, EN, IMO, HC, HCM, RWS, UL, FM, BS, ASTM, GOST, GNB and NBR.

Efectis has a considerable experience in testing products according to the EXAP (Extending Application) standards allowing us to minimize the number of tests.

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Antimicrobial Technology

Antimicrobial Technology

Company: COPPTECH

Copptech provides tailor-made antimicrobial technologies to construction and building materials to make them antimicrobial. This provides different benefits, like prolonged material duration, elimination of mould and fungi; bacteria; mites; termites; and bad odours. Using Copptech enhances the final product and provides a tangible benefit to the consumer.

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Ultra Light Filler

Ultra Light Filler

Company: Semin

Ultra-light ready mixed filler which offers a fast drying and shrink-free filling in only one coat in the lightest paste. With professionals in mind, Semin has worked on a formulation that would help reduce time in between coats hence speeding up the work on site.

Can be used to repair interior or exterior walls and ceilings and can be used on a wide range of surfaces, such as plaster, masonry, cellular concrete, concrete, plasterboard, roughcast, wood or cement render.

The foamy texture allows for the ideal application, no product dripping the filler stretches easily and with a light, very fine sanding to remove the edges resulting in a perfect application.

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Gapotape

Gapotape

Company: Gapogroup Ltd

Gapotape is a multi award winning, unique yet simple combination of foil and foam tape, specifically designed for use in conjunction with rigid insulation board. It is the first product proven by the BBA (British Board of Agrément) to eradicate air leakage and thermal bridging where rigid boards are fitted between rafters in Roof, Walls and Floors.

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EASYClickBase

EASYClickBase

Company: Azpects Ltd

The EASY way to create a strong sub-base for patios, paths, and driveways.
Halve your prep time with our EASY sub-base system. Traditional methods of laying paving and driveways requires significant excavation and subsequent costly disposal of residual materials, plus the import of expensive aggregates.
Save. Reduce. Recycle. 
EASYClickBase significantly reduces the time, labour and cost of an installation whilst maintaining the integrity of the project.
EASYClickBase reduced excavation by up to 80% in early test sites and reduced the replacement aggregate by 75%. EASYClickBase is made from 100% recycled plastic and has the potential to significantly reduce the environmental impact of hard landscaping projects.

  • The only synthetic sub-base made from 100% recycled plastic.
  • 320kg of ABS plastic is recycled into each 50m2 of EASYClickBase. 
  • Any unused off cuts can then be fully recycled.
  • Lightweight, flexible, and easy to use.
  • Perfect for sites with restricted access.

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Lightricity

Lightricity

Company: Lightricity Ltd

Battery-free IoT start-up Lightricity has developed unique technology to harness the energy from indoor light sources to power IoT devices.

From thermostats to smart lightbulbs, businesses and consumers increasingly use devices that transmit information wirelessly. These IoT devices often rely on battery power, coming at an environmental cost, with >100 million batteries thrown away every single day.

Lightricity have created a way to power IoT devices by repurposing energy from indoor light sources. Without the use of any batteries, the innovative technology generates power using just small amounts of indoor light and is six times more efficient than previous technologies.

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m.e Platform

m.e Platform

Company: measurable.energy

The m.e Platform is designed to simply identify and eliminate wasted energy and GHG emissions from buildings, automatically; reducing energy and emissions by 20%.

It’s a combined hardware and software system. The m.e Power Socket is a like-for-like replacement for a standard power socket, yet it’s able to measure power use very accurately and has its own on-board Machine Learning to detect wasted energy. It also features the m.e Impact Indicator, a light that changes colour to inform occupants how clean or dirty the electricity being used is (Green = renewable energy, Red = fossil fuels).

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Halcyan Water Conditioners

Halcyan Water Conditioners

Company: Halcyan

Halcyan Water Conditioners are the most sustainable solution for the prevention of limescale accumulation and the removal of existing deposits in hard water areas. Limescale creates a significant loss in energy efficiency (on heating elements 1mm = 7% efficiency loss), greatly increasing maintenance and energy bills, system unreliability and diminishing asset value. Halcyan’s unique alloy core achieves excellent results without using any power, salts or chemicals, there are zero ongoing costs and no maintenance, no effluent and each unit lasts over 30 years. Halcyan’s are working effectively in commercial buildings, hotels, food and drink manufacturing, hospitals and social housing globally.

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