INNOVATION @ UK CONSTRUCTION WEEK
One of the highlights at UK Construction Week will be the Innovation Trail, a chance for visitors to see the very latest products and services on offer at the show.
The construction industry is one of the most innovative industries, full of examples of new ways of working, sustainable products, collaboration and continually evolving technologies.
Some of our confirmed innovators include;
Established in 1923, H.G.Matthews are renowned as a leading manufacturer of first class facing bricks. Using their English handmade brick, with traditional methods of glazing to create a unique style with the rustic effect in a range of colours and designs suited to your project. For that more contemporary look they have a smooth finish hand glazed tile with a vast range of colours. Offering a colour matching service they can create and design tiles specifically for your individual needs. http://www.hgmatthews.com/. Check out these Volcano-esque glazed tiles at UK Construction Week.
ConQuest Noticeboard – Unique New Service for Project Leads
Subcontractors & Suppliers can now search, view and offer to price projects relevant to their trade, as the projects are being priced, by estimators & surveyors.
ConQuest, renowned for their Estimating and Surveying Software, stated “This is truly unique, every project on the Noticeboard is current. The Main Contractor is actively seeking prices as they post the project.”
The ‘Project Leads’ industry is already huge in the UK & Irish construction markets but the Noticeboard takes a fresh approach. The accuracy of the leads is unrivalled, by virtue of the fact that they are generated directly from the Estimating & Surveying System used for pricing the projects. Users can search for projects by area, trade, value and other criteria.
ConQuest Estimating & Surveying Software is now used by much of the industry. Hundreds and hundreds of Main Contractors. The Noticeboard is available by ‘low-cost’ subscription to any Subcontractor or Supplier looking to work for more Main Contractors.
Over £500 million worth of work has already been posted.
If you haven’t already, there is still time to register for your free trial at the Build Show 2107 stand B05
Innovative Mobile Mapping from Central Alliance
Central Alliance will showcase its ground breaking ROBIN LiDAR mapping system that provides three alternative mounting options rolled into one solution, allowing the user to map a variety of areas via walking, driving or flying.
Visitors will be able to experience zip panelling for themselves, claimed to be a technical revolution in construction. The product is a lightweight composite panel board designed for use in building construction for external walls, party walls, internal walls, cladding and flooring.
Graphene will demonstrate its 3D printed graphene shoe with pressure sensor, an example of how adding graphene to pre-existing materials can increase its functionality.
Solar EV-Port Systems from Solisco
Visitors will be able to discover how Solisco’s Innovative Solar EV-Port Systems offer a balanced solution to power cars with renewable energy, whilst helping to balance the grid.
Texo Drone offers advanced UAV services for construction surveying – an opportunity for visitors to experience the world’s first UAV integrated survey-grade LiDAR system.
LUXORliving offers advanced features and benefits to both the installer and the homeowner. It’s easy to specify, easy to install, easy to program and most importantly for the homeowner LUXORliving is so easy to use.
Bespoke modular construction specialist Elite Systems is set to unveil the latest evolution of modular buildings at The Build Show. The company is giving visitors to the exhibition the opportunity to see its innovative eco concept building in person on its stand, B641.
Kirona have identified some organisations with field based workers who carry out jobs such as inspecting, installing, responsive and planned repairs, as well as complex planned projects, are scheduling and mobilising their workforce using out dated and inefficient methods including white boards, spreadsheets and even pen and paper!
Proactive AV are an accredited partner of Clevertouch and have historically worked within the education sector. We have waited for the right product to be introduced for businesses and Clevertouch Pro is that product; therefore we are offering our renowned service to introduce this technology to the business world. The Proactive service includes bespoke demonstrations by our technical experts and installation by our DBS approved engineers. Our training and support service ensures that the interactive touchscreens are utilised as per the companies needs and ultimately they realise their return on investment.
Shell GTL Fuel
Shell GTL Fuel is a cleaner burning alternative to diesel that can help to fuel a cleaner, healthier, safer construction industry. Concerns over air quality in UK mean that the construction industry is under pressure to clean up its act and reduce the impact that harmful emissions have on our environment and the health and wellbeing of the workforce. Making smarter fuel choices is a practical first step in helping to reduce emissions and Certas Energy is proud to provide Shell GTL fuel in the UK, a cleaner burning alternative to diesel. Find us at the Certas Energy stand E120!
Ecovolt's JouleTherm CeP product is the worlds first 24V electric paint on heating system turning gypsum plasterboard walls into very efficient radiant heaters using paint. The product was created by Ecovolt founder Stephen Dempsey when he was researching a new composite material to improve his ceramic radiators’ performance. He explored the prospect of producing a heating element from a conductive coating that was uniform and had very strong lifespan properties.