The Build Show, sponsored by Easy-Trim, is offering installers and independent tradespeople a significant opportunity to benefit from a fresh ideas, product knowledge and best-practice techniques. This all takes place under one roof at Birmingham’s NEC between 9 – 11 October as part of UK Construction Week (UKCW).
The door, window and glass solutions of the future
Stand out from the crowd with innovative products gleaned from the Doors, Windows and Glass section, including:
- Easy Trim Roofing’s all new Roto Roof window system;
- Jigtech’s door handle fitting system, reducing fitting to under three minutes;
- OnLevel’s balcony system, set to make installation even simpler and quicker;
- Velux’s curved glass and smart windows that will revolutionise the window industry;
- VELFAC’s slim frame systems that achieve a U-value as low as 0.7W/m2k; and
- Kensington Traders’ UNIQ Glass Balustrade system with a patented clamping strip and adjustability on uneven surfaces.
Ten additional companies are setting up camp in the PIGS Product Pavilion, on stand B515, providing even more door, window and glass solutions for the aspiring installer. The PIGS Product Pavilion will feature some of the best products the glazing industry has to offer. B J Waller will be using the Build Show to exclusively launch the new BUVA IsoStone threshold. Also showing off their latest door, window and glass solutions are: Icotherm, Alufold, Certass, Extrudaseal, Glazpart, Blue Sky Concept Design, Proactive Flat Roofing.
Completing installation projects on time and safely is easy with the time-saving equipment on offer in the Tools, Health and Safety section. Products and services include TRUMPF’s battery-driven power tools, offering up to 60% longer running times; Rawlplug’s new comprehensive and free site testing service; and THSP Risk Management’s risk assessment builder.
Getting ahead of the future
With the construction industry moving at a speed never seen before, it’s easy to feel left behind. The ‘Future of Construction’ theme will bring professionals up-to-speed and ahead of the game with a collection of knowledge, information and products that would take months to gain from anywhere else.
The Future of Construction Hub provides an immersive opportunity to discover digital construction, 3D printing, robotics, AI and AR and modern methods of construction first hand and learn how they will shape the built environment in years to come.
In collaboration with Birmingham City University, current research is being exclusively presented by computing, engineering and built environment academics, including work on intelligent houses.
Coventry University is also bringing its virtual reality simulator, letting visitors experience life as a site manager.
Canon is offering visitors an immersive experience within their own work. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own design files on a USB stick to see it brought to life in a new dimension.
Following on from the Future of Construction Hub is an Innovation Trail connecting installers with cutting-edge products and solutions from exhibitors Containex, Danosa, Hekim Yapi, Max Europe, SFL Mobile Radio and Velux.
Carry on learning
One constant in the industry is the importance of knowledge. Visitors to the Build Show can learn from the very best in the industry by booking onto:
- Free CPD sessions across UKCW covering topics such as fire doors, with the British Woodworking Federation and the role of daylight and ventilation, with VELUX;
- Free CPD sessions from the BRE Academy, including construction site safety, construction upskilling and retrofit;
- The Access Industry Forum’s Working at Height Stage, sponsored by AIF, 40-minute CPD sessions on staying safe working tall;
- Health and safety sessions at OM Group’s stand; and
- The extensive UKCW seminar programme including talks on daylight and the human response, IoT and innovation in construction, developing your offsite strategy and private residences made beautiful by using wood.
And there’s more
With nine industry-specific shows under one roof, UKCW is brimming with opportunities for installers and independent tradespeople including:
- The Timber Expo, supported by TRADA, with the Timber Focus Theatre and Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) Time for Timber CPD workshops;
- The UKCW Stage, with high-level discussions and speakers including Barbara Res, the project manager behind Trump Tower, sharing her experiences as a female in construction and working with Donald Trump. Advanced booking is essential;
- The Role Models campaign winner announcement live on the UKCW Stage on 10 October; and
- The Central Bar, located in Hall 9, sponsored by Elliott Group; and the Beer Festival, sponsored by Velux, with street food, rockaoke, a gin and fizz bar, and FIX Radio.
Free visitor tickets are available at www.buildshow.co.uk and provide access to all UKCW shows Energy 2018, Timber Expo, Building Tech Live, Surface & Materials Show, HVAC 2018, Civils Expo, Plant and Machinery Live, and Grand Designs Live.