New Innovation Partnership Targets Construction Supply Chain

A NEW Construction Innovation Hub is set to be introduced at this years UK Construction Week (UKCW).

The Hub aims to benefit businesses from all parts of the construction supply chain and has been designed to boost take up of innovation in the industry and realisation of Government’s sector deal ambitions.

The Construction Innovation Hub will sponsor the UKCW Innovation Zone at this year’s show. An innovation advisory board made up of construction clients, contractors and consultants has also met to shape how innovation is placed at the heart of this year’s event. It will assist in scrutinising the latest projects, products and technologies being pitched for the new Innovation Zone.

Arbiters from Willmott Dixon, Luton Airport, Bryden Wood, Mace, TfL, The Princes’ Foundation, Castle Planning and the Hub will decide what will appear in the Innovation Zone and will also choose the winner of UKCW’s Innovation Award 2019, which will be announced on the second day of the show.

Keith Waller, Construction Innovation Hub programme director

Keith Waller, Construction Innovation Hub programme director says: “UK Construction Week is fast becoming one of the most essential industry events of the year. At the Construction Innovation Hub, we are eager to reach out and engage with all stakeholders within the built environment. This will be crucial to our success in the coming months and years.

“By partnering up with a key event like UK Construction Week, we want to give visitors the chance to experience first-hand the Hub’s vision of a transformed construction sector. We will share how we are planning to use digital and manufacturing technologies to help build smarter, greener and more efficient buildings much faster and cheaper than we currently do, and how players – big and small – from right across the construction sector, and its supply chain, can get involved.”

Nathan Garnett, UKCW event director says: “Working with the Construction Innovation Hub is an ideal partnership from our perspective. We chose innovation as a theme for this year’s UKCW and the Hub’s support helps us to deliver on that message. The Hub has a four-year mission to drive change and that is exactly what we want to achieve through our event.”

Registration to UK Construction Week is now open. The show takes place at the NEC, Birmingham from 8-10 October 2019.

 

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