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UKCW Birmingham returns this autumn with innovation in the spotlight

UKCW Birmingham

The UK’s largest event for the built environment, registration is now live for UKCW Birmingham, which will run from 3-5 October.

The event takes place alongside two co-located shows, Grand Designs Live and Timber Expo, the latter of which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

Visitors to UKCW Birmingham will be able to explore sections dedicated to Build, Infrastructure, Roadmap to Net Zero, CPD, Robotics, Digital Construction and Offsite. The construction show is on track to be the most successful yet. More than 80% of its available slots are already allocated to 300 exhibitors including Biffa, Topcon, Containex, SDS, Hanson Plywood, Expedeon, Celsa Steel UK and HP Construction Services. 

Nathan Garnett, UKCW show director, commented: “Construction is often criticised for being too disparate, lacking collaboration, not addressing its skills crisis, reverts to protecting the bottom line, is scared of innovation and too often ignores safety and environment. We’ll tackle key issues head on, including mental health, fire safety and the skills gap. If you work in any part of the industry, you cannot afford to not be at UKCW Birmingham.”

UKCW Birmingham

Officially opened by architect and Channel 4 presenter George Clarke and championed by partners and sponsors such as HP, Northgate, Salesforce, Conquip, Find It In Birmingham, CIOB, BMF and NFB, visitors to UKCW Birmingham will also be able to find a wealth of panel discussions and seminars led by industry experts across various areas. These include:

Infrastructure Hub

Sponsored by Conquip Engineering Group and highlighting digitalisation and improving quality and sustainability, this hub will deliver a three-day programme of case studies, debates, networking opportunities, and keynote speeches on crucial issues.

Digital Construction Hub

The centrepiece of innovation at UKCW. This hub will deliver a series of presentations and panel discussions including topics such as Information Management using BIM.


With sponsored sessions by Pure Vista, Blossom Mental Health Training, Quadrant (QAI Services UK), BP Collins, Lesniak Swann, the hub includes more than 150 CPD hours across the three days. The world-class education programme is delivered by industry experts, association partners, government departments and exhibitors.

Robotics Theatre

From little robots on wheels, to exoskeletons and big robotic arms, this area, sponsored by HP Construction Services, showcases the latest in robotics and automation from the global built environment.

Culture Change Hub

This hub focuses on improving inclusivity within the built environment, wellbeing and mental health and professional development.

At the heart of the show, Timber Expo will bring together award-winning architects, clients, and contractors to showcase all that timber has to offer. It’s the UK’s largest showcase event for wood and timber in construction, covering structural timber frames, sawmills, merchants, glulam, SIPs, CLT, fixings and fastenings, timber cladding, doors and windows, mouldings, skirtings, and flooring products.

UKCW Birmingham

The Sustainability Hub is the centrepiece of Timber Expo. The hub programme will tackle the issues, layout strategies and case studies to help the sector reach its net zero targets. Andrew Carpenter, chief executive officer of the Structural Timber Association, will be speaking on 3 October about the Net Zero Strategy and England Trees Action Plan to increase the safe use of timber in construction as part of wider measures to reduce carbon in the built environment and stimulate demand for tree planting.

The ever-popular Future Lab will highlight robotics, sustainability and productivity. This year will be a showcase of technology, disruptors and change-makers at the leading edge of innovation in the industry. Each product featured in Future Lab is part of a step in building a home or building: from AI-supported tools, CO2-reducing products to performance-enhancing building materials

To register for UKCW Birmingham for free, go to UKCW Birmingham Registrations  

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