HVAC 2019


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The collapse of Carillion and the uncertainty around Brexit has put a spanner in the works for many in the building services’ sector. But it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom and HVAC 2018 is ready to help building services’ professionals prepare for the year ahead.

Forming part of UK Construction Week (UKCW) at Birmingham’s NEC between 9 – 11 October, HVAC 2018 is looking to the ‘Future of Construction’.

The Future of Construction Hub provides an immersive opportunity to discover how digital construction, 3D printing, robotics, AI and AR and modern methods of construction can deliver the new Construction Sector deal.

Continuing the theme and running through HVAC 2018 is the Innovation Trail which will guide visitors through the latest innovations in the industry. This will include fresh ideas, new products and systems from companies such as: air conditioning manufacturer Daikin’s next generation Altherma 3, which is the first domestic air-to-water heat pump with low global warming potential refrigerant, R32; and Magnum Heating will be launching its new Magnum Heatboard dry build system. Victaulic, 3Thermo, Discrete Heat Company and Verismart will also be exhibiting plus more.

Learning opportunities

Staying ahead of the curve is essential and that is why a range of free CPD sessions are available at HVAC 2018 with expert speakers and industry leaders sharing their knowledge on topics such as the role of ventilation in happy and healthy homes.

The Sustainability Hub will bring the hot topics including: Matteo Dall’Ombra from Daikin on high end residential solutions; Andie Chessun from HygroMatik covering thermal comfort; David Taylor from Flogas discussing the benefits of centralised LPG connections for residential developments; Fiona Watts from AMA Research covering the distribution of heating and ventilation products – and how it’s changing; and Ian Fisher from Airmaster Air Conditioning Ltd sharing the common causes of temperature problems in large air-conditioned buildings.

On the UKCW Stage high-level discussions will take place on the lessons learned in the past year and how the industry is moving forward. Speakers include:

  • 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;
  • Lord David Blunkett, discussing how technology and diversity can turn the skills gap into a thriving industry; and
  • Kunle Barker, property expert and TV presenter, leading the panel discussion ‘Political correctness has gone mad?’ with industry experts debating diversity in construction.


It’s not all work at HVAC 2018 and the Beer Festival, sponsored by Velux, is open to all for networking and some relaxation. FIX Radio will be broadcasting live from the festival for all three days.

Free tickets for visitors to the HVAC 2018 are available from www.hvaclive.co.uk and also provide access to: Building Tech Live, Timber Expo, Civils Expo, Surface & Materials Show, Plant & Machinery LiveBuild Show and Grand Designs Live.

Keep up-to-date at www.hvaclive.co.uk and on Twitter at @hvacshow or using the hashtag #HVAC2018.

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