Amid the uncertainty around Brexit, and an industry still reeling from the after-effects of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and collapse of Carillion, HVAC 2018 is getting plumbers and HVAC professionals ready for the future.
Forming part of the UK’s premier built environment event, UK Construction Week (UKCW), HVAC 2018 is the place to be between 9-11 October at the NEC, Birmingham. More than 650 exhibitors and 10,000 products will be at the show alongside the industry’s leading experts, sharing their experience and knowledge, to help you prepare for a stellar 2019.
Be blown away by air conditioning manufacturer Daikin’s next generation Altherma 3. It’s the first domestic air-to-water heat pump with low global warming potential refrigerant, R32. It also has a top of the range rating for seasonal efficiency.
Get warmed up with Magnum Heating as it launches its new Magnum Heatboard dry build system at HVAC 2018. This revolutionary electric system is in contact with the entire floor and offers maximum heat transfer, even in curves.
Other products being showcased include:
- Studio of Heating Technology’s smart heating and cooling systems, determining the sense of comfort in rooms;
- The skirting board heating homes, from Discrete Heat Company
- EcoWifi electric radiators from Verismart Heating;
- Benevivere’s low voltage and ultra-thin wall and flooring radiant heating mesh; plus more.
Exploring the issues
When the deals are done, head to the Sustainability Hub for seminars on the hottest issues facing plumbers and HVAC professionals. Topics up for debate include: smarter working for HVAC installers with Okappy; latest aircon legislation; humidity and its impact on human comfort and wellbeing with HygroMatik; and how the distribution of heating and ventilating products is changing with AMA Research.
Boost your knowledge by attending a host of free CPD sessions. Get to grips with topics such as: the role of ventilation in happy and healthy homes; and the future of energy and sustainability standards in construction. Seats are limited so advanced booking is essential.
A Working at Height CPD hub will be supported by the Access Industry Forum and health and safety CPD sessions are available from OM Group’s stand. A separate CPD programme will also be run by the BRE Academy, covering topics such as BIM, ethical labour sourcing, offsite construction, urban planning and design, and more.
Over at the UKCW Stage, hear from keynote speakers on the lessons learned in the past year and how the industry is moving forward.
- 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.
What’s in the pipeline?
The ‘Future of Construction’ is the theme running throughout 2018’s UKCW. Visit the Future of Construction Hub for 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. Alongside this is the state of the art construction simulator from Coventry University.
Take off the pressure
Celebrate, network and relax with the people that matter by exploring further highlights at UKCW:
- Announcement of the UKCW Role Models winner on 10 October;
- Launch of the 2019 Passivhaus Student Competition;
- Construction Enquirer Awards on 9 October, hosted by George Clarke; and
- The Beer Festival, sponsored by Velux, plus much more.
Free tickets for visitors to HVAC 2018 are available now from www.hvaclive.co.uk and also provide access to: Building Tech Live, Timber Expo, Civils Expo, Surface & Materials Show, Plant & Machinery Live, Energy 2018, Build Show and Grand Designs Live on 10 and 11 October.