The UK Construction Week 2017

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The UK Construction Week (UKCW) 2017 is taking place at the NEC, Birmingham from 10th to 12th October 2017 (Grand Design Live from 11-15 October)


UK Construction Week is the UK's largest construction trade event. It unites over 650 exhibitors with an audience of over 30,000 trade visitors.

UKCW is FREE to attend for trade visitors and consists of nine shows: Timber Expo, Build Show, Civils Expo, Plant & Machinery Live, Energy 2017, Smart Buildings 2017, Surface & Materials Show and HVAC 2017.


On 10th October, the Construction Enquirer Awards will recognise the industry’s best companies to work for and the best firms to do business with. Awards categories include: Best Client to Work With (Public and Private), Best Main Contractor to Work For, Best Specialist Contractor to Work For, Best Main Contractor to Work With, Best Specialist Contractor to Work With and Best Construction Supplier to Work With.



Benefit from the footfall of 9 FREE industry events and as an exhibitor, get your brand in front of the largest gathering of industry professionals under one roof.

Here are brief descriptions of each individual show of the leading UK Construction Event:


Build Show: It is an unmissable event for the building and construction industry as it attracts thousands of construction professionals, looking for solutions and new products to enhance their projects and businesses. Covering a vast spectrum of professionals from Tradesmen to Housebuilders and Contractors, the event has quickly established itself as the benchmark for business and innovation within the sector.


Energy 2017 is the industry trade event dedicated to renewables, innovation and power solutions. It will unite all the key business players in the industry such as architects, project/energy managers, engineers and developers, providing the perfect platform for suppliers and buyers to professionally connect, under one roof.


HVAC 2017 will be the only construction show in the UK dedicated to heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. HVAC 2017 attracts a vast amount of industry professionals including HVAC installers, contractors, specifiers and engineers who will have the opportunity to gain inspiration from key seminars at the HVAC hub, installer advice centre, networking opportunities and one to one consultations with exhibitors.


Civils Expo - Rebuilding the UK’s infrastructure is the UK's leading event dedicated to civil engineering and construction, bringing together leading suppliers of the latest technologies, systems and products required in the civil sector. HS2, CEMEX, Bluebeam, Creagh Concrete will be exhibiting at Civils Expo where leading figures will be talking about opportunities and infrastructure investment from Heathrow, BAM Nuttall, Kier, and Transport for the North.


Plant & Machinery Live will provide the opportunity for companies to showcase their latest equipment along with live demonstrations. The whole area will be interactive, accessible from the Build Show, and with its own dedicated entrance.


Smart Buildings 2017 will cover a spectrum of interconnected industries including home automation, workplace technology, access & security controls, climate control, lighting and shading controls, home entertainment systems and the increasingly popular ‘Internet of Things’.


The Surface & Materials Show will display the latest surface and material solutions for architects, interior designers, developers and industry professionals looking for cutting edge innovations within the materials sector.


Timber Expo covers a breadth of timber applications from timber frame through to sawmills, glulam to timber cladding. Discover the latest products, innovations and developments across the timber sector - not just from the UK but also from an increasingly exciting and diverse international market.


Grand Designs Live, returns to the NEC from 11th – 15th October 2017. Whether you’re an architect, an interior designer or property developer, Grand Designs Live is the perfect place to come for inspiration for your next project.


With over 500 exhibitors under one roof; you’ll be able to source top quality products and materials from well-known brands, independent wholesalers and emerging products.

In terms of visitors, last year 3,633 attended from Architectural & Design firms (38% up from 2015), most UK’s top housebuilders attended (in total 3,058 housebuilders (47% up from 2015), Retail sector (clients) visitors (up 20% since 2015), 58% more Housing Groups, Associations and Trusts attended in 2016 (45 in total) and 72% more Councils attended in 2016 (46 councils in total).



The show is organised by Media 10, the UK’s biggest design and build event company, and celebrated its very first edition in 2015.


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