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The industry’s premier built environment is here, with just one day to go until installers and independent tradespeople are let loose on the exhibitors, workshops, seminars and networking at this year’s Build Show, sponsored by Easy-Trim.

As Birmingham’s NEC prepares to open its doors up to over 35,000 UK Construction Week (UKCW) visitors, between 9 – 11 October, installers and fabricators can make the most of their visit by planning their time at the show now.

Dip into the future

Prepare for tomorrow today by soaking up the ‘Future of Construction’ theme and planning your products, strategies and connections for the future.

With more than 100 product launches at the roofing, cladding and insulation; offsite; doors, windows and glass; and tools and health and safety sections at the Build Show, visitors will leave with their inspiration ignited.

B J Waller is exclusively launching the new BUVA IsoStone threshold; Tuff Waterproofing is launching Tuff Tech Pro VP/V, a new seamless and waterproof polyurethane membrane; Velux is demoing the first smart window and curved glass rooflight; and OnLevel is revealing its new balcony system, set to rival the popular Juliet SKYFORCE system.

For cutting-edge technology and a sneak-peek ahead, the Future of Construction Hub immerses visitors in digital construction, 3D printing, robotics, AI and VR, augmented reality and modern methods of construction. Alongside this, Birmingham City University is presenting its latest academic research and Coventry University is demonstrating how it’s preparing the professionals of the future with its construction simulator.

Canon is offering visitors an immersive experience of their own work, asking visitors to bring their own design files on USB to see it brought into a different dimension.

The Innovation Trail is also taking visitors on a tour of the latest products and systems such as Containex, Danosa, Eave, Hekim Yapi, Geason Training, Kedel, Max Europe, SFL Mobile Radio and Velux.

Travel the World

With over 100 international exhibitors attending the Build Show visitors can travel the globe without the need for passport control. Exhibitors include: Abatron Inc, Asteknik Engineering, Avic Sanxin, Belgrani, Birlesik Firca, Combilift, Connection, Core Tech Software, Dakea, Edilmetas SRL, Engineering Edge, Ermetika Pocket Door, Faith Profil, Golden Peakock Overseas, Heraklith, HES Kablo, Jiangmen Tophome, Kytun, Langvalda, Leon Boots Co, Ozdil Pancur Sanayi Ve Ticaret, Polismar, REM D.O.O, Script&Go, Securo AS, Swoofee, Tepe Betopan, TLC SP. SO.O, Total Build, Evertec SP. S O.O, Ibix Special Cleaning, Intek Kalip Iskele San Tic As, and Termobor Isi Yalitim Ins. Truz. San. Ve Tic.

Top up knowledge

As well as leading exhibitors and futuristic products, UKCW is playing host to some of the industry’s top experts across its seminars and CPD programme.

Keynote speakers and industry specialists are taking to the stage to share knowledge, spark debate and challenge the future. Speakers on the UKCW Stage include:

Other seminars across UKCW include:

With over 35 free CPD sessions, there is something new for everyone to learn across the three CPD hubs. Popular topics include the future of construction performance, fire resistance and the latest thinking in performance measurement and benchmarking.

The BRE Academy is also hosting free workshops; OM Group is holding health and safety CPD sessions on its stand; and the Access Industry Forum is delivering Working at Height CPD sessions. Topics encompass construction site safety, upskilling, retrofit, ladders and stepladders, mobile access towers and more.

Access the best deals

Those wanting to navigate more than 650 exhibitor stands successfully, can pre-book meetings via the UKCW website. With plenty of new deals to be made, visitors will want to make a note of key window, door, roofing and tool exhibitors including Easy Trim, Jigtech, OnLevel, Velux, VELFAC and Kensington Traders.

A stop by the PIGS Product Pavilion, at stand B515, will be in order, where ten additional door, window and glass providers will demo their latest products.

Also showing off their latest door, window, glass and tools solutions are: Asteknik, BA Components, BAB Projects, Checkmate Fire Solutions, Ermetika, Nationwide, Icotherm, Alufold, Certass, Extrudaseal, Glazpart, Blue Sky Concept Design, Proactive Flat Roofing, Addex, Fischer Fixings, OM Safety Solutions, Asecos, Connection, Mascot International, Max, Safelincs, Toolboxit and Kärcher.

Celebrate, network and relax

Celebrations are in order as UKCW announces its Role Models initiative winner live on the UKCW Stage on 10 October.

Following a jam-packed day, there will be plenty to talk about at the Central Bar in Hall 11, sponsored by the Elliott Group and the Timber Bar in Hall 9, sponsored by Germany Trade & Invest. For a livelier finish to the day, the Beer Festival, sponsored by Velux, is featuring street food, a gin and fizz bar, rockaoke and FIX radio.

Free visitor tickets are available at

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Tickets allow access to all UKCW shows: Energy 2018, Timber Expo, Building Tech Live, Surface & Materials Show, HVAC 2018, Civils Expo, Plant and Machinery Live, and Grand Designs Live.