Challenging construction professionals
Futurebuild is the leading built environment event for construction professionals to unite and learn, be inspired and do business. Taking place from 05-07 March 2019, the event will focus on exploring and tackling the biggest challenges impacting the industry, and will be a unique destination for visitors to gain unrivalled insight and hands-on experience around the latest innovations, products and materials in order to address these challenges.
The packed three-day programme, which has been developed in conjunction with renowned, industry leading partners, will offer visitors a wide range of opportunities to broaden their knowledge, including free CPD sessions.
Time For Action – Meeting challenges and making commitments
Central to the event is the ecobuild conference, which will inspire visitors to take action on the most pressing challenges through insights and learnings from leading experts. With an overarching theme of ‘Time For Action’, the conference sessions will be collaborative forums where visitors will develop plans for implementing change and proposing action for a more sustainable future.
Futurebuild will tackle a total of 12 challenges, including ‘The Environment challenge – how can we enhance the environment in a post-Brexit world?’ this will take place on the 6th March. ‘The Quality Challenge – why can’t we build better buildings?’ will also be addressed by Robin Nicholson of Cullinan Studio, Ben Derbyshire of RIBA and Kath Fontana of RICS, this will take place on the 7th March.
New and exclusive features
Outside the conference arena, Futurebuild will be bolstered by a range of new and exclusive partnerships and features.
Among these is the Knowledge Forum – a dedicated area where industry-leading partners, academia and professional bodies will offer a comprehensive look at the biggest issues facing the built environment. Hosting CPD workshops, the Knowledge Forum will provide useful solutions and guidance for visitors to take back to the office.
The Waste Zone returns with new and expanded features. Curated by architect, academic and author Duncan Baker-Brown, the area will showcase how waste can be a valuable resource for industry. Central to the experience will be the new Circular Economy Hub, which will take a unique beach hut format and feature a collection of hand-picked brands at the forefront of making the circular economy a reality.
In an exclusive first for the UK built environment sector, Futurebuild has also announced a partnership with GIGA – a leading organisation driving greater accessibility of international building product certifications via cloud software.
Future trends, products and materials
The biggest brands from across the industry, including new and returning exhibitors, will be showcasing their latest innovations and technologies across six themed Hubs – each providing a platform for construction professionals to gain deeper insight and develop new relationships around the most important industry developments and opportunities.
The Buildings Hub will cover all aspects of building, including new build, retrofit and refurbishment. Here, visitors can find innovative brands working across construction and maintenance – including Internorm, Mapei, Rockwool and Selectaglaze – and engage in conversation around the latest technology and legislation.
The Offsite Hub will be hosted in partnership with Explore Offsite, to bring industry professionals an exhibition of offsite construction solutions including four trade body-led seminar theatres. Meanwhile, visitors can also gain new insights in the latest material breakthroughs – from concrete and timber to steel and masonry – in the Materials Hub.
The other Hubs will focus on Urban Infrastructure, Interiors and Energy.
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Futurebuild is the evolution of ecobuild.
At Futurebuild 2019, opinion-shapers, decision-makers and product innovators will join together under a common purpose to explore the latest technologies and approaches, and debate the biggest issues facing the built environment – now and in the future – both in the UK and overseas.
This ethos will be brought to life through six Futurebuild Hubs. Providing dedicated platforms that unite sector-specific experts and innovators with leading brands and organisations, the Hubs are the place to showcase innovation and launch and promote products with highly engaged audiences. Home to focused education, research and inspiration, the Hubs enable visitors to prepare for tomorrow by taking action today.
The Futurebuild Hubs surround the central ecobuild conference, which will sit at the heart of the event. This ideas arena will challenge industry to ‘think the unthinkable’ with a programme of inspiring speakers and game-changing discussions – all focused on examining and sparking action on the most important, far-reaching societal and environmental issues.
Over 26,500 decision-makers will descend on London’s ExCeL, London, from 05-07 March 2019 to learn about the latest products and collaborate around delivering improved results.
Learn more at www.futurebuild.co.uk