08–10 OCTOBER 2019 | NEC | BIRMINGHAM News

Conquip Engineering Group Announces Sponsorship of UK Construction Week Birmingham

02 Oct 2023

Conquip Engineering Group, the engineering and manufacturing organisation supplying products and services to customers globally, is pleased to announce that it is the headline sponsor of the Infrastructure Hub at the UK Construction Week event taking place at the NEC in Birmingham from 3-5 October 2023.


The UK’s largest built environment event, UK Construction Week, brings together senior decision-makers in the infrastructure, tier 1 contractor and house building sectors.


Infrastructure Hub thought leadership

During each day, the Infrastructure Hub will host an extensive range of discussions, presentations and debates with industry leaders around the complexities and progress of infrastructure and how to achieve ‘Innovation in Action’.


Conquip will host three sessions on the agenda:

  • Tuesday 3 October, 11.15am: A fireside talk, ‘Collaborative Innovation: navigating complexity, while championing sustainability in infrastructure’. The right methodologies can transform the way infrastructure projects are planned, managed and executed. From the intricacies of bottom-up to top-down construction, to streamlined logistics that minimise crane and plant dependencies, join our industry panel as we unpack real-life applications and success stories in infrastructure management. Join Adam Hicks, Director - Strategic Partnerships & Major Projects at Conquip and guest speakers Joaquin Flores, Associate Director of Engineering Services, AtkinsRéalis; Lauren Blakely, Principal Consultant/Associate Director – Pre-Construction/ Projects Delivery, Infrastructure Projects, Lendlease; and Georgia Thompson, Constructability Engineer, Costain.
  • Wednesday 4 October, 11.15am: A case study, ‘An infrastructure project success story with Conquip’. Join us to hear about the recent collaboration on the Hinkley Point C project, including how pre-construction, early project methodology and planning and best practice implementation led to a better energy infrastructure project, with George Critchley, Group Director at Conquip and guest speaker John McCoppin, General Plant Manager, Bylor Hinkley Point C.
  • Thursday 5 October, 11.15am: A panel, ‘Does how we build matter as much as what we build?’. Rob Law, Head of Temporary Works at Conquip will be on a panel with guest speakers Jemma Quin, Temporary Works Manager, Robertson Group and Director, Temporary Works Forum and Siu Mun Li, Head of Temporary Works Engineering, Multiplex and Director, Temporary Works Forum, to discuss how better, early design and planning and best practice implementation leads to a more sustainable building process - as well as a better infrastructure project.


New Product Innovation

Conquip can also reveal that it is preparing to bring to market a new extension to its bulk excavation solution, BulkX, later this Autumn. Discussions and meetings with international infrastructure project teams are now ongoing and more information will be available to existing customers later this month.


New infrastructure project case studies

To further demonstrate its heritage in infrastructure projects, Conquip is releasing two new UK project case studies during UK Construction Week.  The first focuses on its engineering work at Thames Tideway, where Conquip played a pivotal role in designing temporary works for the connection culvert at the Greenwich Pumping Station, a unique component of this Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP). The case study highlights Conquip's innovative solutions and collaborative approach in overcoming complex temporary works challenges.


The second explores Conquip's recent collaboration with SCS Railways on the HS2 high-speed rail project. This case study showcases an innovative lifting platform designed to facilitate both working and access within the project's ventilation shafts. Engineered to meet specific project requirements, the platform not only adheres to stringent safety regulations but also offers cost and efficiency benefits. The case study underscores Conquip's commitment to engineering excellence and its ability to deliver bespoke solutions for complex infrastructure challenges.


Daniel Critchley, Chief Operations Officer at Conquip Engineering Group, commented: “We’re delighted to be a headline partner of UK Construction Week Birmingham. We believe that how we build matters as much as what we build. To deliver successful project outcomes, all elements of the supply chain need to work together from design to delivery. At this prestigious event next month, our goal is to showcase businesses like ours that are doing just that.”


About Conquip Engineering Group

Conquip is constantly pushing the boundaries of productivity, safety, innovation and sustainability.

Founded in the UK in 2003, Conquip has grown rapidly to become a large, global brand, recognised for innovative engineering and manufacturing, excellent service and as a genuine solutions provider. Built on the trust that its customers have in Conquip, its mission is to provide an extraordinary service to the construction and infrastructure industries, offering quality equipment solutions and a range of services. This stems from design, manufacturing, equipment sales and rental, right through to delivery, service and after sales support to ensure customers meet industry standards and maximise operational output.

Conquip has an extensive presence in every region in the UK as well as in the USA, New Zealand and Australia. It has worked on several major UK construction and infrastructure projects in the 21st century, from Heathrow Terminal 5, the London 2012 Olympic Village and the Shard, to Crossrail, Hinkley Point C, Thames Tideway and HS2. It has also worked on many international infrastructure projects including Sydney Metro, Melbourne Metro and Toronto’s Union Station.


About Conquip’s BulkX

BulkX is a revolutionary excavation methodology that significantly enhances the efficiency and safety of construction projects. It is designed to handle large volumes of material, discharging into muck bays rapidly and safely. This innovative solution is a testament to Conquip's commitment to pushing the boundaries of productivity, safety, innovation, and sustainability in the construction and infrastructure industries.


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