HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS
Visitors can access more than 650 exhibitors and , products at October’s Build Show
Construction specifiers keen to ensure
that their supply network is solid,
product repertoire extensive and forecast
knowledge accurate, won’t want to
miss out on this year’s Build Show. As part of
the UK’s largest event for the built environment,
visitors can access more than 650 exhibitors and
more than 10,000 products, alongside networking
opportunities, an Innovation Trail, seminars, CPD
sessions and more.
Sponsored by Easy-Trim, the Build Show is
brimming with the latest knowledge, suppliers
and products, including Velux’s new curved glass
rooflight and smart window system, with indoor
sensors, intelligent algorithms and connectivity to
online weather data.
Live demonstrations will include virtual reality
from Fischer Fixings; high-performance wireless
power tools from Trumpf and new wet and dry
safety vacuum cleaners from Karcher.
Other exhibitors include Trade Point (B&Q),
insulation experts Rockwool and Styrene Packaging
& Insulation, fixing specialist Rawlplug, highperformance
power tool supplier Hikoki, and
building product expert Quinn Building Products.
And with recent reports that the UK market for
volumetric modular buildings is on the rise,
specifiers won’t want to miss out on the dedicated
off-site section featuring Containex’s temporary
and permanent modular buildings, Fermacell’s
eco-friendly building board and Morland’s awardwinning
off-site fire doors.
Cutting-edge off-site design, research and
development will be discussed in the Offsite
Theatre supported by the Modular & Portable
Building Association (MPBA). Visitors can hear
about hybrid concrete solutions, factory-built
bathrooms and certification from The Concrete
Centre, Offsite Solutions and Lucideon.
Other Build Show sections include: Doors,
Windows and Glass; Roofing, Cladding and
Insulation and Tools, Health and Safety.
In addition, the BMF Pavilion provides
specifiers with the opportunity to network and
discover the latest products and technology.
Industry forums, Q&A sessions, and a talk by
two-time Olympic silver medallist, Steve Backley
OBE, will also take place at the first-ever Young
BUILDING PRODUCTS | SEPTEMBER 8
Talented people working in construction are to
be recognised as part of a campaign to encourage
others to follow their own career in the sector.
UK Construction Week (UKCW) established
its Role Models campaign, with help from the
Construction Youth Trust, to inspire others and
raise awareness of the breadth of roles available
in the construction industry. The winner will be
announced on 10 October on the UKCW Stage at
the NEC, followed by a champagne reception and a
meet and greet with keynote speaker, Barbara Res.
Nathan Garnett, UKCW event director, said:
“As part of being shortlisted, role models will
take part in an outreach programme to help build
connections with local schools and colleges. It’s
about sharing their construction career journeys
and inspiring the next generation by dispelling the
myths surrounding the construction industry.
Preparing for the future
The Regeneration Hub includes talks on making
housing affordable, where we can build more
homes, and whether self-build is the future of
An Innovation Trail celebrates this year’s theme:
the ‘Future of Construction’, champions innovating
and pioneering ideas, projects and products such
as Soudal’s Soudabond Easy, which offers the
equivalent of 50kg of adhesive plaster in one
The Future of Construction Hub provides
an immersive opportunity to discover digital
construction, 3D printing, robotics, AI and AR
and modern methods of construction. Coventry
University is bringing its virtual reality simulator,
used as part of its training for construction
students, for visitors to experience.
Book free tickets and keep up to date with
the latest information via the website www.
buildshow.com and on Twitter at @BuildShow
or using the hashtag #BuildShow2018.
Role models inspire the new
face of construction
Role model: Katie
Kelleher, crawler crane
operator from Select
Plant Hire is among
“It’s an amazing opportunity for people to be
celebrated in an industry that often gets negative
press. It’s also an opportunity to celebrate the work
the role models are doing, not just on a day to day
basis, but the work they’ve personally taken on to
make this industry better.”
Keep up with UKCW Role Models activities
on Twitter at @UK_CW and using the hash tag
#UKCW2018 and read guest blog posts at www.