Greener building products take centre stage at UKCW’s Innovation Zone

Architects, construction contractors and specifiers can explore an assortment of environmentally friendly of products at this year’s UK Construction Week Innovation Zone. 

Held at London’s ExCel from 3-5 May, the area will shine a light on the sector’s green change-makers.

Innovations include advanced sensors for buildings to improve air quality, multi award-winning tapes for insulation boards to improve thermal performance, an energy and chemical-free water purification system, and a timber pallet recycling scheme. 

Nathan Garnett, UKCW event director, commented: “As part of our theme of culture change, we want to encourage new ways of thinking across all key areas of construction, to challenge and inspire others to drive the future of the industry forward.

“There is an abundance of new technology at our disposal – they are crucial to help us achieve net zero carbon and improve building safety. 

“Just one small change in a process can completely transform the way a business operates and its outcomes, and we want to open doors to innovative solutions that will better serve companies, end users, and the environment. That’s why we’ll be showcasing some of the best products and innovators out there.” 

The Innovation Zone will also offer visitors the opportunity to network, learn, and explore new ideas with a range of specialist seminars including presentations from MOBIE with architect George Clarke, plus a case study on 3D printing from Cucinella Architects.

There will be sessions from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Construction Innovation Hub. 

Sponsor, Construction Industry Solutions (COINS), will hold its COINS Grand Challenge 2022, aimed at kickstarting innovative ideas which could improve construction and the built environment. 

UKCW London will host more than 300 exhibitors (600 including co-located shows), 10,000 products, 300 expert speakers, seven theatre stages, multiple specialist hubs, and 150 hours of CPD content. 


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