UK Construction Week 2018 9-11 October 2018

Action Sustainability, and the Supply Chain Sustainability School, will be part of the UK’s largest built environment event, UK Construction Week 2018. It’s FREE to attend and consists of nine shows: Timber Expo, Build Show, Civils Expo, Plant & Machinery Live, Energy 2018, Building Tech Live, Surface & Materials Show and HVAC 2018.

UK Construction Week takes place from the 9th to 11th October at the NEC Birmingham.

Our consultants will be available to meet and discuss any sustainability challenges you are facing at the event (get in touch to set a time), and you can find us in the Energy area near the main stage at


Our consultants will also be presenting at a number of useful workshops and CPD sessions:

The future of your construction performance – Is data your friend?

Alex Giles, Consultant – Tuesday 9th October 10:30-11:30, CPD Hub 1, Hall 9

Performance measurement and management is the final puzzle piece when it comes to implementing a sustainability strategy. How do you know that your actions are making any difference, and are you aware of your supply chain’s performance? This session will help to address these vital issues in construction terms.

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Improving BIM maturity for all the supply chain

Alex Giles, Consultant and Mark Taylor from BAM – Tuesday 9th October, 14:30-15:00, Digital Construction Hub, Hall 12

Since the announcement of the UK Government target of achieving BIM maturity level 2 on all public sector asset procurement by 2016, there has been a big question over how to understand and improve the supply chain’s BIM maturity to help deliver this digital construction requirement. Enter the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

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Develop your offsite strategy – The importance of collaboration

Ian Heptonstall, Director & Steve Fozard from Costain – Wednesday 10th October, Offsite Theatre, Hall 9 12:30-13:00

Learn all about DfMA techniques and how to achieve sustainable outcomes through efficiency. The session will show you how major contractors help suppliers to achieve outcomes for industry-wide success, what design, logistics and manufacturing workflows need to be in place, and what is going to help you meet the Construction 2025 strategy targets.

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IEMA Sustainable Construction: Playing our part

Shaun McCarthy OBE, Director, Wednesday 10th October, 10:00-13:00, IMEA Theatre, Hall 12

IEMA will be running the sustainable construction conference at the event. Their conference will run across two stimulating sessions in one essential day. Shaun McCarthy, Director, will be chairing the panel discussion during the first session which will cover low impact construction, and tackle critical issues including materials and waste in construction, low carbon and electricity on construction sites.

What’s it like to work in an inclusive workplace?

Tolulope Oke, Training & Project Manager – Thursday 11th October, 12:00-13:00, CPD Hub 1, Hall 9

Our industry needs to be better for everyone so we can become more desirable and better able to attract, train and retain the talent we need to deliver our pipeline of work. Cultivating a culture of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect across the industry is key to achieving this.

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