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Seminar Highlights

UKCW Main Stage

UKCW Main Stage

The main stage at UKCW is where industry leaders and keynotes from outside of the sector deliver insight and thought leadership. With Innovation at the heart of this year’s event, this programme will tackle key issues in the sector around house building, productivity and skills. Construction will change fundamentally in the years ahead and we take a look at the impact that is likely to have, and at the promising innovation already taking place.

Key themes will include:

  • Community Building Projects
  • Digital Revolution
  • Diversity in the Workforce
  • Innovative Products & Services
  • Modern Methods of Construction
  • New Generation of Pioneering Construction Professionals
  • New Ways of Working& Collaboration
  • Sustainability in Construction

 

Industry leaders from tier one contractors, globally renowned architects, Board level house builders,  Government Ministers, Developers, Local Authorities and major infrastructure projects leaders will all take to the stage to debate and lead the future of construction. Key speakers already confirmed include Mark Farmer (CEO Cast) Victoria Hills (Chief Exec, Royal Town Planning Institute) Sam Stacey (Challenge Director, Innovate UK) and hosts include Steph McGovern (BBC Breakfast) and George Clarke (Architect and Founder of MOBIE)

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Regeneration Hub

Regeneration Hub

Conference programme looking at regional regeneration with developers, local authorities, and contractors analysing the positive effects of projects on their local communities. Panel debates and keynotes will take a look at housing, infrastructure, and commercial regeneration around UK’s fastest growing regions.

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Modern Methods of Construction Hub (NEW)

Modern Methods of Construction Hub (NEW)

MMC is revolutionising how we build. The Government is committed to bringing about a revolution in speeding up construction by adopting MMC in housing and infrastructure. This programme of seminars will deliver case studies of successful projects around Healthcare, Education, Leisure, Housing and Retail, with clients, contractors and providers of MMC sharing their insights.

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Digital Construction Hub

Digital Construction Hub

Construction is perfectly placed to capitalise on the third industrial revolution. Learn how new technologies can improve productivity and efficiency, and crucially, profitability.

Topics in the DCH will include best practice in digital strategy, business transformation through digitization, digital innovation, BIM, cloud, blockchain, big data to name a few. Hear from Digital pioneers at a range of construction firms and get involved in some practical workshops.

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Surfaces & Materials Hub

Surfaces & Materials Hub

This programme of talks and debates centres on the latest materials in architecture and design. Hear from a range of experts on interior and exterior surface materials, the latest trends in sustainability, how materials are creating healthy spaces, or how to create safer buildings through quality materials. The hub provides architects, designers and specifiers with the latest trends and innovations in the built environment.

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Timber Hub

Timber Hub

The Timber Hub is a showcase of the very best projects using wood in the built environment. In association with TRADA, the Timber Hub provides independent, authoritative design and technical guidance through assembling award winning architects alongside clients and contractors to showcase best practice in timber construction projects.

Hear how Modern Methods of Construction, and the adoption of Glulam and CLT technologies have made timber a highly sought after construction materials. Also get the latest guidance and advice on fire safety for timber products.

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Workplace Hub (NEW)

Workplace Hub (NEW)

The workplace is changing as it adapts to flexible working patterns and the rapid development of new tech. Learn how the clients needs are changing and what the future of the workplace looks like.

The Workplace Hub will include talks and workshops on topics such as the IoT and how it will impact on the design of buildings, automation of buildings, trends for future design, and wellbeing in the workplace among other topics.

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Energy & HVAC Hub in association with the REA

Energy & HVAC Hub in association with the REA

Renewable energy sources and low carbon solutions to heating and cooling our buildings have never been more important and topical. This hub will deliver content around sustainability for Housebuilders, Low Carbon Energy on Construction Sites, the need to develop infrastructure for EV’s, and improving our building controls.

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Concrete Society Theatre (Concrete Expo) (NEW)

Concrete Society Theatre (Concrete Expo) (NEW)

The Concrete society aims to disseminate information, and brings together information and guidance for all with an interest in concrete. The theatre will provide CPD accredited content on a range of topics such as testing, finishes, technology and structural design.

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