Record number of visitors and product launches at UK Construction Week

UK Construction Week celebrated its third and last day with a record-breaking number of visitors and product launches.

Products unveiled at the event, which was held at the NEC in Birmingham, included the new Tyvek e-Guard W1 – a low emissivity, reflective breather membrane with a water-tight difference.

Launched at Timber Expo, it offers a very high thermal resistance value and an unbeatable combination of proven performance and longevity makes it a solid choice for timber frame projects, and most modern methods of construction.

One of the show’s biggest attractions, The Innovation Trail, returned with a bang to showcase the latest products transforming the construction industry today, including Texo Drone’s advanced UAV services for construction surveying  and Solisco’s Solar EV-Port Systems that offer a balanced solution to power cars with renewable energy while helping to balance the grid.

Also drawing in the crowds was POD Point, the UK’s leading supplier of EV charging points for developers, wholesalers and distributors. Positioned as ‘Electrical Vehicle Charging for the Built Environment’, POD Point offers next generation EV charging points, the most advanced management system for setting pricing tariffs and tracking usage, as well as three year on-site extended warranty.

On display for the show’s duration was the Clevertouch Pro 4k interactive touchscreen, which is tantamount to having a large tablet on the wall encompassing a digital whiteboard, annotation app, browser, access to files and documents, as well as a save and email function. It produces an image incorporating 955% more pixels than a data projector.

Designer and manufacturer of heating and hot water systems, Ecovolt launched its JouleTherm H20 Hybrid Hot Water System at the show, which turns waste heat into stored hot water through mechanical ventilation.

ECGroundworks showcased The SOS Station, which provides a one-stop-shop to access First Aid equipment in the response to an emergency onsite. Made from recycled materials, SOS Station is environmentally-friendly and cost-effective, and its innovative multi-section design allows it to be transported to any area with ease.

On the topic of innovative displays, UK Construction Week also awarded its exhibitors for the best individual stands. Winners included Easy-Trim, headline sponsor of the Build Show, for its space only stand; New Foundation Counselling for its shell scheme; Bodoni for Timber Expo; AYYAPI for Surfaces & Materials Show; Solisco for Energy 2017, which sold a Tesla at the show; CEMEX for Civils, 3thermo for HVAC 2017; and Luxonic Lighting for Smart Buildings 2017.

Nathan Garnett, event director at Media 10, which runs the show, said: “Innovation in the industry is always a strong theme at UK Construction Week, so it’s only natural that we encourage this from our exhibitors, sponsors and programme content. Visitors to the show have been overcome with the record-breaking number of products on display, all of which have an important role to play in our industry. As the show closes, we have to say thank you to everyone who has put on such an amazing display at the NEC.”


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