Ecobuild 2016: What To Expect

As it enters its 11th year the UK’s leading
event for the construction industry, Ecobuild, has teamed up with
the Institution of Civil Engineers
(ICE) to bring the biggest and best conference yet.

Ecobuild have surveyed 2,500 visitors and
exhibitors, to help improve the layout of the show and increase the
capacity of the conference area. In addition, there’ll be two new
inspirational areas based around innovation and smart buildings,
allowing attendees to learn about the construction industry and its
future.

The Infrastructure Revolution
Hub

The partnership will focus around ‘The
Infrastructure Revolution Hub’, a major new conference and
exhibition centre, which will enable players within the industry to
meet and explore ways to maximise the opportunities for growth.

The Hub will feature a large conference area
where key issues facing the sector can be debated. Alongside this,
products and services which support the industry will be on
display, and attendees will have access to the ICE genius
networking bar, which will make it easier than ever for industry
professionals to make connections with each other.

The event will also host a number of seminars
featuring industry experts and some of the leading contractors in
the UK. Discussions will cover three overall themes – ‘Creating the
infrastructure of the future’, ‘Small cities’, and ‘Modelling
climate change’.

National Infrastructure
Commission

The partnership between Ecobuild and ICE comes
in the wake of the UK Government’s creation of an independent body
called the
National Infrastructure Commission
, which should allow
strategic, longer term decisions to be made regarding the nation’s
infrastructure development.

Alison Jackson of UBM EMEA Built Environment
Exhibitions commented: “Ecobuild will continue to be the most
innovative and leading event on the construction calendar.”

She went on to state that the Ecobuild brand
had been successfully updated, while retaining its successful image
within the industry.

Ecobuild 2016 takes place at ExCeL, London from
8th to 10th March 2016.