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UKCW 2019, Birmingham, Trade Fair, Event

Innovation and creativity at UK Construction Week 2019

1. Find your perfect material
For the second year running, the MaterialDistrict exhibition is entirely dedicated to innovation in materials for architecture and design and features products made from recycled plastic, bamboo, glass, and coffee grinds.

2. Learn about the latest techniques for MMC
MMC is a strong theme at this year’s UKCW. Full-scale builds will be erected onsite with live demos of houses being assembled, BIM demos and simulations hosted at the MMC Hub. Displays include a SIPS panel residential building, a factory-finished modular bathroom pod for the high-end hotel sector, and offsite solutions for the education sector.

3. Brush up your knowledge
Brush up on your knowledge with a packed three-day CPD programme. With more than 150 hours of CPD content available, this year’s programme will take on a different theme for each day of the show, tackling fire safety, health and wellbeing and sustainability.

4. Join the industry debate
Don’t miss the insightful line-up on the main stage throughout the show, with a raft of keynote talks and panel discussions as industry experts, commentators and disruptors discuss the most pressing issues affecting our industry today from the housing crisis through to climate change.

5. Try your hand at steam-bending
Take some time to visit the Timber section, where timber frame, SIPs and CLT will all be on show. And while you’re there, try your hand at wood-bending with trained architect and eco-friendly artist Charlie Whinney – see what wonders you can create with a strip of ash and a simple steam machine.

Held at Birmingham’s NEC on the 8-10 October, UKCW is free to attend and includes multiple sections: Build, sponsored by Easy-Trim, Building Tech, Civils, Energy and HVAC, Surface and Materials, and Timber. It also features the newly launched Concrete Expo (8-9 October only) and Grand Designs Live (9-10 October only).

Single registration gives access to all areas of the show. For further information follow @UK_CW or use the hashtag #UKCW2019.

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