Industry Events

Best construction firms to be recognised at Construction Enquirer Awards | 18 October 2016| Birmingham

The Construction Enquirer Awards 2016 will take place on 18 October 2016 at UK Construction Week in Birmingham.

Featuring 12 different categories, the Awards recognise the best construction firms to work for and do business with.

The Construction Enquirer Awards are open to contractors, clients and suppliers with the winners decided by an industry vote. A Top Ten will be published for the twelve different categories, with the ultimate winners revealed on the night.

All Top Ten winners will receive a certificate and branded promotional materials to advertise their success on site hoardings, marketing campaigns etc. 

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The future of low energy homes | 24 February

On Wednesday 24 February the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) will hold a conference on 'The future of low energy homes' at the Wellcome Trust in London.

The event will explore what impact Government policies on zero-carbon standards will have on the future of the house building industry.

The panel will provide an insight into what the scaling back of targets could potential mean for the industry; specifically in context of energy efficiency, performance gap and quality.

Technological advances for self-inspection and quality assurance, and supply chain integration will also be analysed.

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Building Centre conference on custom-build housing | 22 February

On Monday 22 February, the Building Centre in London will hold the conference 'Rethinking the way we live: custom-build'.

The event, fruit of the partnership between The Building Centre and the Museum of Architecture, will focus on custom-build market in the UK.

In Britian, over six million people are looking to get involved in a custom-build project, and over two-thirds of people reluctant to buy an off-the-peg volume-built house. However, it is estimated that just 10,000 self and custom-built homes were built in 2015.

The conferene will explore the reasons why the UK fails to deliver bespoke homes and what the built environment industry can do to encourage growth in custom-build.

Speakers include: Alex Ely, director of Mae Architects; Chris Brown, chief executive of Igloo Regeneration; Gus Zogolovitch, CEO and founder of Inhabit Homes; Geoff Shearcroft, director of AOC Architecture; Chair: Alice Grahame, freelance journalist and communications advisor, The Guardian and resident of a Walter Segal house.

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Discussing the future of wood in construction at Woodbuild Wales 2016

Registration for the Woodbuild Wales 2016 will be open till the 11th of February 2016. The free event will take place on 17 March 2016, at the SSE Swalec Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, featuring a conference and a products exhibition.

Woodbuild Wales 2016 addresses construction industry clients, contractors and suppliers, providing insight into the future for wood in the building sector.

Leading speakers from timber and construction industry will explore global trends and innovations and the role that timber can play in providing solutions to pressing economic, social and environmental challenges. In particular the discussion will be focussing on the policy environment in Wales and the opportunity to stimulate increased procurement of home grown timber. The panel includes: Edwina Hart MBE CStJ AM, Minister for Economy, Science and Transport; Peter Davies – Climate Change Commission for Wales; Duncan Mayes – Stora Enso; Alastair Parvin – WikiHouse Foundation; Gary Newman – Woodknowledge Wales; Neil Sutherland – MAKAR.

The exhibition will showcase companies that are leading the way in the use and production of timber in construction.

To reserve your free delegate space at the event,register at or call 03000 603000, stating the name of the event.

To exhibit for free, send an email at frankie. [email protected]

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Housing shortage and offsite construction, upcoming event in Birmingham

On 23 and 24 March 2016 the National Exhibition Center (NEC) in Birmingham will host the 'Explore Offsite in the Housing Sector' event.

The seminar present a combined mix of conferences and exhibitions, including a prestigious line-up of industry speakers.

The discussion will be focused on the housing sector, analysing the opportunities that offsite construction offers to takle the housing shortage crisis. 

Housebuilding in the UK is currently at an all-time low. It is predicted that a total of 250,000 homes need to be delivered each year in order to tackle spiralling house prices and the critical shortage of affordable homes. This target has constantly been missed – with figures showing that only 141,000 homes were constructed last year.

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