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Written by Divya Vibin @studiostandLTD

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UK Construction Week (UKCW), held from the 3rd to the 5th of May 2022 at ExCeL London, brought together the construction industry's largest marketplace under one roof and provided a significant chance for networking and new business. It is known as the country’s largest live show for the construction industry and all its related professions and trades. UKCW event was co-located with Grand Designs Live, The Offsite Show and Concrete Expo, as well as a series of Conferences and Awards. This event was supported by: BMF, CIOB, RIBA, CPA, CLC, BESA and Construction Innovation Hub.

Image credits by MBA Photography

Image credits by MBA Photography

UKCW London brought together the whole supply chain in an event aimed at lubricating the construction industry's cogs. UKCW London was a one-stop construction event this Spring, with government support and education on how to tap into huge investment possibilities in Housing and Infrastructure.

Highlights of UKCW 2022 London event

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The UKCW London event's main focus was on the fundamental issue of culture change in the construction industry.

As 2022 is the year dedicated to focusing on how to make systemic changes and sharing lessons learned from organizations that have already achieved significant progress, Industrialists were encouraged to ensure that no part of the construction industry is unable to live up to its basic values, implement new rules and behaviours, or be transformed by cultural change.

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UKCW was a platform laid to recognize the industry's accomplishments as well as some of the top thought leaders and innovators the industry has to offer. Speakers from UKCW provided updates on new public procurement rules, the new regulatory regime for building safety, the upcoming Building Safety Act, and completely new ways in which the industry works on projects as diverse as prisons, hospitals, road and rail infrastructure, educational buildings, and housing. They also discussed digitalization, Net Zero, and energy futures, as well as human concerns such as diversity, health and wellbeing, recruiting, and retention.

Exhibition Layout Infrastructure

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Over 300 exhibitors, 10,000 items, 300 professional presenters, seven theatre stages, various specialized hubs, and 150 hours of CPD content and activities were embedded underneath the 40,000 sq. m of exhibition space at UKCW London.

Few of the specialist “hubs” in the show where:

  • Digital Construction Hub: Delivered practical workshops to improve efficiency, productivity and profitability of technologies such as digital strategy, BIM, cloud computing and cybersecurity.

  • Infrastructure Hub: Stage for speakers from major projects such as HS2, Royal Docks London and Thames Tideway.

  • Sustainability Hub: Sessions took place on new practices and technologies such as low carbon building, 3D printing, waste issues and regenerative design.

  • Offsite Alliance Hub: Dedicated to Alliance members who work alongside industry bodies, government and leading organizations who discussed the uptake and delivery of offsite technologies in the residential sector.

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Apart from this, the greatest of construction talent were recognized at the UKCW Role Models Awards 2022 shortlist announcement and Fix Radio's Tradesperson of the Year Awards — an opportunity to recognize the industry's unsung heroes and hear inspiring stories and career paths.

This year's selection includes professionals from a variety of fields, including architecture, engineering, and construction technology, as well as project management and real estate development. All will participate in the UKCW finals held at NEC Birmingham (4-6 October 2022).

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