London Build Show Preview

By Carrie Behar

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Sustainability Summit 2016

Dan Epstein will be chairing a panel session at this year’s Sustainability Summit, taking place on 26th-27th October. The panel will discuss ‘Infrastructure Plans to Support National Sustainability Targets’, and the panellists will include – Chris Hayes, Sustainability Operations Director, Skanska UK, Dr. Paul Toyne, Commissioner, London Sustainable Development Commission and Anita Mitchell, Head of Sustainability – Europe, Lendlease.

The session will take place on 27th October at 15:20. You can find out more and register here.

Following on from a successful launch in 2015, London Build is back in a new venue for 2016.

London Build 2016 is the leading construction show for London and the South East, taking place at London Olympia on October 26th & 27th with doors opening from 9:30am. The show is aimed at a wide range of visitors all of whom are involved in the built environment, from architects to tradesmen. Made up of a number of features, London Build’s key feature is an international exhibition floor featuring over 200 companies, including Balfour Beatty, Crossrail, Transport for London, Carillion, Bouygues UK and many more.

Across the two days there will be a plethora of options to gain further insight to upcoming projects, latest contract opportunities and to develop your own learning through a range of high-level conference sessions and CPD accredited training workshops. Speakers include: Phil Wade, Construction Director at First Base; Phil Wilbraham, Development Director at Heathrow Airport; Paul Ehret, BIM Lead at Zara Hadid Architects; Geoff Pearce, Executive Director of Development and Regeneration at Swan Housing Group and Paula Hirst, Director of Development at Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation among many others.

The Chartered Institute of Building, will also be running a number of workshops designed to help you take your career to the next level with specialist sessions hosted by the CIOB, the world’s largest professional body for construction management and leadership. Not just limited to Building, London Build will also feature specialist Summits for Infrastructure and Civil Engineering, Sustainability, Health & Safety, BIM and Housing as well as being host to the London Tools and Tradesmen show. Architects will also be taking centre stage in the dedicated Architect’s Hub, which will feature an eclectic range of PechaKucha sessions, and a 3D gallery of some of London’s finest buildings. If you are looking to ease issues of skilled labour, or looking for your next career move, then the Skills Hub is the place for you, where you can meet with CITB, Construction Youth Trust, Hays and more.

Both days of the show will see dedicated morning events, with the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosting a breakfast taster session, giving an insight to the benefits of membership at the chamber, and NAWIC will be collaborating with Chicks with Bricks and Women in Trade Magazine in support of the Pink Ribbon Foundation at the Women in Construction Morning Tea. From sunrise to sunset there is something to get involved in, with the end of day one featuring the construction industry’s very own Oktoberfest-style beer festival, and the prestigious London Construction Awards Gala Dinner featuring the outstanding Jimmy Carr, tickets for the Gala Dinner are still available, email for more information.

Tickets to the exhibition are limited so register today at Join the conversation through twitter @LondonBuild2016.

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