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MATERIAL STUDIO (NEW)
New for 2020 Surface & Materials is excited to have collaborated with MaterialDriven to create the Material Studio, a showcase of 25+ innovative materials with a number of them being shown in the UK for the first time.
The collection will addresses some of the key issues of our time such as sustainability, performance, energy efficiency, waste, health and wellbeing.
MaterialDriven is a design agency and materials library which serves as an interface between the developers of sustainable, new materials and brands or institutions seeking to learn about and apply them. The company’s projects are educational, curatorial and commercial in nature, with a presence in the UK, the US, and Spain.
Sustainability was of the main themes for UK Construction Week 2019 and is for 2020 show.
Sustainability is a major push for the event with all exhibitors being encouraged to sign up to a ‘net zero’ agreement to boost awareness of the UK’s carbon-cutting goals and encouraged to follow tips to boost their own sustainability. The printed show guide was switched for an environmentally friendly app, and to help reduce single-use plastic, free water fountains were installed around the show and free reusable bottles given out.
This is how we work to be more sustainable:
- Working to ensure our features are reusable
- Reducing single use plastic within catering points in the show
- Collecting our lanyards and badges back at the end of the event to be reused
- Encouraging the use of public transport and car sharing to reduce our carbon footprint
- Launching the UKCW App saving 5 million sheets of paper
- Supplying water fountains around the show to encourage the use of reusable water bottles
- Supporting diversity and equality in the industry through our speaker programme.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HUB
The Professional Development Hub offers advice on attracting and retaining staff, as well as offering practical advice about your own career path in construction.
A daily programme or workshops designed to offer advice around career progression, apprenticeships, staff retention, diversity in your workforce, career changers, and attracting new talent.
Speak with UKCW construction role models, career advisors, recruitment firms, Department of Work & Pensions, professional trade bodies and others about advancing your career or how to attract talent.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE ARCADE
The adoption of Electric Vehicles has gathered pace, charging points will become mandatory in new homes, and Boris Johnson wants the UK to lead the world in the adoption of EV's and the infrastructure to support them. The EV Arcade showcases the options on the market, from EV's to charging points and renewable energy providers leading in this field.
BUSINESS & NETWORKING LOUNGES
We provide flexible work spaces for you should you need to get some urgent work done whilst spending your day at UKCW. With Wi Fi, comfortable settings and power, you can make sure you have a productive day whilst at UKCW.
These are informal areas for you to network as well, with such a diverse audience at UKCW and collaboration always mentioned as crucial to the success of the sector, these lounges could just be the location for your best meeting.
The business Lounge is sponsored by
The second Moonlight Ride to UK Construction Week London to Birmingham in aids to CRASH Charity will happen again in October during UKCW 2020.
Watch out! More information will be available in June. We are looking forward to having you as a rider or supporting this noble cause.
LEAN CONSTRUCTION SUMMIT
Introduction to The Lean Construction Summit
Is the UK Construction Industry at a revolutionary tipping point or in a steady state of evolution towards improvement? What are the forces that are driving construction to transform the way that it is currently delivered?
The Lean Construction Summit: “Lean Construction: Evolution or Revolution? Shaking it up” aim to address the fundamental questions facing the Construction Industry, from the viewpoint and experience of our keynote speakers.
Some might say that Lean Construction is the industry’s ‘best kept secret’, that has clear value for client companies; it is a standard of excellence for Highways, Rail and major leading companies.
In line with previous years, LCI UK presents an exciting programme of speakers, a new format, enabling our delegates to strengthen their understanding of Lean, by tapping in to other people’s experiences through our seminars and networking sessions, as well as having the opportunity to explore all that UK Construction Week has to offer.
More information will be available few months before the show in 2020.
UK Construction Week is free to attend by all trade visitors. Registrations for 2020 is open on 1st June.