Build Magazine July 2015

Build Magazine 29 Attendance at the event will be vital to indus- try insiders, with the program packed with leaders in the construction sector and trade events designed to offer insight into the latest products and services available. Entrance to the event is free for visitors allowing firms the opportunity to take numerous representatives. Included on the program of seminars is a keynote speech by the government’s chief construction advisor, which opens the event by setting out the government’s priorities and plans for construction industrial policy over the next electoral cycle, giving the new government the opportunity to clarify how it intends to support construction as a key driver of the UK economy. There are also discussions on the skills short- age in the industry, an analysis of ambitious upcoming infrastructure projects, integration between different sectors in the construction industry and the excitingly entitled ‘Why can’t we build a skyscraper in 14 days?’ The illustrious construction event has a num- ber of high profile affiliates within the industry, with BRE, the independent research and ad- vice firm, acting as the content partner for the event. The building science centre will take the lead in representing BIM content at the event, which includes offering a comprehensive BIM education programme and contributing to sem- inar content. Miles Watkins, BRE’s Group Busi- ness Development Director shared his views on what the event means to the company. “Our key focus at BRE is on helping industry and government meet the challenges of the built environment. UK Construction Week is set to pro- vide a unique chance to interact with professionals from all sectors, giving us a fantastic opportunity to engage, share best practice and help move the industry forward.” Glenigan, the UK’s leading con- struction intelligence provider, is the knowledge partner for the event. Two members of Glenigan’s top level management, Alan Wilén, Economics Director at Glenigan, and Tom Crane, Economist, will both be taking up spots on the speaker programme, sharing some of the company’s vast industry knowledge and expertise. The intelligence provider will also play a vital role in supporting the Hosted Buyer Programme at UK Construc- tion Week. The programme has been created to offer active buyers a structured and highly effective show experience, allowing buyers to address their queries directly to the suppliers and vendors that are most able to meet their needs. Robert Davis, Content Director at Glenigan, views the firm’s partnership with the event as key to the company engaging with the industry. “Our knowledge partnership with UK Construction Week is further proof of our commitment to supporting best practice within the construction industry – enabling contractors, sub-con- tractors and suppliers to grow and trade together as the market enters a new phase of prosperity. The event is a great platform for us to share our market intelligence to benefit a much larger audience.” Other event partners include a number of major trade bodies such as the Carbon Trust, RIBA, The SCIN Gallery and RICS. Media partners including Grand Designs, Icon architecture and design magazine and the Construction Enquirer will ensure that exhibitors receive full coverage and offer an exciting opportunity to further promote those who are participating in the event to readerships which collectively span the entire industry. Overall, UK Construction week promises to be as lively and exciting as the film trailer being used to promote it. Inside the Industry