07 - 09 March 2023 | ExCeL, London

07 - 09 March 2023
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Construction sector audience returns for physical Futurebuild show

The Futurebuild show at London’s ExCeL on March 1-3 welcomed a wide range of construction sector visitors last week and featured about 300 exhibitors.

As well as companies presenting their products on stand, some 350 speakers shared in seminar theatres about how the built environment can go beyond net zero. 

Across the three days, sustainability pioneers, such as Professor Peter Guthrie OBE, Sue Riddlestone OBE and Robin Nicholson CBE, demonstrated how net zero ambition could be turned into action. 

Futurebuild closes with hope for the future

Futurebuild aims to inspire the transformational change needed to propel the industry to net zero, focusing on how we must collaborate and innovate to meet net zero. On the first day of Futurebuild, for example, Lee Rowley, Minister for Business and Industry attended the event to showcase the importance of collaboration between the government and industry as we move towards a net zero future.

“There are some fantastic exhibitions and a brilliant agenda at Futurebuild this year,” commented Rowley. “It is great to see the construction industry coming together to talk about the net zero supply chain and ask the important questions that will help the industry move forwards and find new opportunities. To achieve the challenges that have been set out, we need to work with industry to find solutions and Futurebuild brings people together to do just this.”

Futurebuild closes with hope for the future

As the home of innovation, Futurebuild 2022 hosted over 300 brands and 350 speakers, sharing how the built environment can go beyond net zero. Across the three days, sustainability pioneers, such as Professor Peter Guthrie OBE, Sue Riddlestone OBE and Robin Nicholson CBE, demonstrated how we can turn net zero ambition into action.

Futurebuild aims to inspire the transformational change needed to propel the industry to net zero, focusing on how we must collaborate and innovate to meet net zero. 

Find the latest net zero innovations at Futurebuild 2022

As the home of innovation, Futurebuild 2022 will be organised into six sections: Buildings sponsored by Procore; Offsite, Interiors, Resourceful Materials sponsored by Covestro; Energy sponsored by Kensa and Critical Infrastructure sponsored by ACO.

By switching to more innovative and greener materials in construction and improving efficiency, lifetime emissions for buildings can be slashed by 44 per cent by 2050. The Digital Impact section, for example, will offer a spotlight for digital construction and emerging technologies. 

Futurebuild closes with hope for the future

As the home of innovation, Futurebuild 2022 hosted over 300 brands and 350 speakers, sharing how the built environment can go beyond net zero. Across the three days, sustainability pioneers, such as Professor Peter Guthrie OBE, Sue Riddlestone OBE and Robin Nicholson CBE, demonstrated how we can turn net zero ambition into action.

Futurebuild aims to inspire the transformational change needed to propel the industry to net zero, focusing on how we must collaborate and innovate to meet net zero. 

The Future of Architecture & Design | Futurebuild 2022

What will the buildings of the future look-like? We took a trip to the Futurebuild Exhibition in London to find out exactly what our homes, offices and schools of the future could look like. 

This exhibition aims to bring together a number of different sectors in the field of sustainability. From engineering to construction, architecture and conservation, Futurebuild looks to inspire the transformational change that is needed to push industry toward net-zero by showcasing some of the most innovative materials and technologies that are making a breakthrough today.

Futurebuild opens with call to action

Futurebuild 2022 provides a space for disruptors across the built environment the opportunity to collaborate on the latest net zero innovations

Futurebuild 2022 began with programme director at the Construction Innovation Hub Keith Waller reflecting on the industry’s current efforts to meet net zero three and a half years into the four years of government funding.

Waller demonstrated how collaboration between government and industry can achieve the deal’s goals.

He also emphasised that technical innovation alone is not the answer – policymakers must be empowered, solutions must be developed and collaboration must be at the centre of everything the industry does. Only then will transformation be achieved.

Futurebuild closes with hope for the future

Innovative homes company Kiss House took over James Latham’s stand to showcase how we can build healthier, more sustainable homes. The timber structure, made of two sections from the Kiss House residential construction system, doubled as a seminar space at the show. To celebrate the innovative collaboration, James Latham and Kiss House were declared the winner of the sustainable stand award at the event.

“At the event we wanted to showcase real structures from real houses”, explained Mike Jacob, co-founder and director of Kiss House. “In this project we’ve taken timber and fed it into a precise manufacturing process to create accurate, high-quality components. After Futurebuild we’ll temporarily store these structures in our facility before using them in Reading’s first ever Passivhaus development.

Construction sector audience returns for physical Futurebuild show

The Futurebuild show at London’s ExCeL on March 1-3 welcomed a wide range of construction sector visitors last week and featured about 300 exhibitors. As well as companies presenting their products on stand, some 350 speakers shared in seminar theatres about how the built environment can go beyond net zero. Across the three days, sustainability pioneers, such as Professor Peter Guthrie OBE, Sue Riddlestone OBE and Robin Nicholson CBE, demonstrated how net zero ambition could be turned into action. It was the first Futurebuild show since the 2020 event was held just before the pandemic started. Companies involved in the forest products sector exhibiting included James Latham, Accoya, Honext, Rhino Wood, Pfeifer Holz and Kiss House.

Futurebuild 2022 opens with call for action

As the home of innovation, Futurebuild 2022 will be organised into six sections: Buildings sponsored by Procore; Offsite, Interiors, Resourceful Materials sponsored by Covestro; Energy sponsored by Kensa and Critical Infrastructure sponsored by ACO.

By switching to more innovative and greener materials in construction and improving efficiency, lifetime emissions for buildings can be slashed by 44 per cent by 2050. The Digital Impact section, for example, will offer a spotlight for digital construction and emerging technologies. The seminar sessions will explore ways that digitalisation is shaping the future of the construction industry and enabling the UK’s recent net zero carbon targets move from an ambitious statement towards a reality.

Back to the Futurebuild

Staged in the aftermath of the COP26 conference, Futurebuild (previously known as Ecobuild) will be perfectly timed to focus on the key issues and actions needed to work towards net zero. The focus is no longer about ambition, it is about delivery. Attracting over 20,000 senior professionals from right across the built environment, Futurebuild is the perfect opportunity for the industry to meet and collaborate face to face, to achieve the transformational change needed if the built environment is going to reach net-zero.

Labelled as the “home of innovation” by the organisers, Futurebuild 2022 will be organised into six sections – Buildings, Offsite, Interiors, Resourceful Materials, Energy and Critical Infrastructure.

Futurebuild to reveal winners of Big Innovation Pitch

To celebrate the game changing ideas, products and services that are transforming the built environment, Futurebuild 2022 called out to its exhibitors to enter the Big Innovation Pitch. After reviewing over 90 submissions, the judging panel has announced its six finalists, who will pitch their ideas live on the Conference Arena before the panel decides a winner at the end of day two today (March 2, 2022). Futurebuild created The Big Innovation Pitch — the industry’s largest call-out for innovation — to celebrate the products and services that are solving the challenges currently facing the built environment and driving a net-zero future. Entrants were tasked with submitting a product or service that can help solve net zero, either by enabling circularity, reducing emissions or providing new ways to improve how we design and build.

Futurebuild 2022 opens with call for action

On March 1, 2022, Futurebuild opened its doors, giving disruptors across the built environment the opportunity to collaborate, see the latest innovations on the show floor and hear from industry experts about how we can turn net-zero ambition into delivery. Keith Waller, programme director at the Construction Innovation Hub, started the day’s conference programme by reflecting on the industry’s current efforts to meet net zero, three and a half years into the four years of government funding secured by the construction sector deal. Waller explained that the deal demonstrates what we can achieve when government and industry works together, even when dealing with external events including COVID, COP26 and Brexit.

Futurebuild announces Big Innovation Pitch winner

Sunamp has been declared the winner of the Big Innovation Pitch — the biggest callout for innovation in the industry – during the second day of Futurebuild 2022. After creating a shortlist of six game-changing technologies from over 90 submissions, the judging panel chose Sunamp for its pioneering thermal batteries. During the Big Innovation Pitch final, the six finalists had five minutes to pitch their innovations to the judging panel. The winner, Sunamp, presented on its Thermino thermal storage battery, which uses food-grade phase change materials for more efficient heat storage, delivering instant hot water while reducing carbon emissions.

Innovation is key to net zero success

The construction industry is one of the oldest and largest sectors in the world and plays a vital role in industrial, social and economic development. Despite its importance, the industry still uses traditional building techniques and materials that often gives it a reputation of being slow to innovate. Here, Martin Hurn, event director at sustainable built environment event Futurebuild, explains why this is not the case. In November 2021, COP26 established that we must limit the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees. Around 40 per cent of global CO2 emissions come from constructing, heating, cooling and demolishing buildings — so innovation in this sector is important now more than ever to reduce the construction industry’s carbon footprint.

Futurebuild announces solutions-focussed keynote programme

The Futurebuild 2022 exhibition will be curated into six sections: buildings, energy, critical infrastructure, interiors, offsite and resourceful materials. Leading innovators and disruptors in each area will provide game-changing solutions that will address the challenges currently facing the built environment. Futurebuild’s Keynote Stage programme will also focus on these same issues, providing visitors with advice and guidance. The leading partners and associations will curate the sessions and educate visitors about how they can propel the industry to net-zero. 

Futurebuild announces the finalists of the Big Innovation Pitch

After reviewing over 90 submissions, the judging panel has announced its six finalists, who will pitch their ideas live on the Conference Arena before the panel decides a winner at the end of day two on March 2, 2022.

The entrants of the Big Innovation Pitch were tasked with submitting a product or service that can help to solve net-zero through reducing emissions or providing new and innovative ways to improve building design and construction. 

Tackling the biggest issues head on: Futurebuild announces solutions-focussed keynote programme

Sustainable built environment event Futurebuild has launched the keynote stage programmes for its 2022 event. From March 1 to 3 2022, the seminar programme, which takes place throughout the show across two stages, will give visitors practical advice on how to act on climate change. The Futurebuild 2022 exhibition will be curated into six sections: buildings, energy, critical infrastructure, interiors, offsite and resourceful materials. Leading innovators and disruptors in each area will provide game-changing solutions that will address the challenges currently facing the built environment.

Futurebuild announces 2022 conference programme

The built environment has been given twelve months to turn climate pledges into significant action to limit temperature rises to 1.5°C. To encourage transformational change, Futurebuild, the sustainable built environment event, has announced its 2022 conference programme. Now that COP26 has established what we need to do, the sessions at the conference will explore how to make the necessary changes at scale to take the industry from ambition to net zero.

Net zero pioneer Futurebuild returns for 2022

Futurebuild, the event that’s championed a sustainable built environment for the past 16 years, has opened registrations. Taking place from March 1 to 3, 2022, the event will connect specifiers, decision makers and disruptors with major brands and start-ups from across the built environment. With the recently announced UK Government ‘Net Zero Strategy; Build Back Greener’ and COP26 just around the corner, Futurebuild, previously Ecobuild, will be perfectly timed to focus on these key issues and the actions needed.

Net zero pioneer Futurebuild returns for 2022

As the home of innovation, Futurebuild 2022 will be organised into six sections — Buildings, Offsite, Interiors, Resourceful Materials, Energy and Critical Infrastructure. The curated event will showcase over 250 leading brands, the companies who are developing the most innovative technologies, products and solutions. Visitors can participate in the innovation trail, which highlights the event’s innovation partners. The winners of the Big Innovation Pitch, a competition that celebrates new approaches to the biggest challenges facing the industry, will also be announced during the event.

Net zero pioneer Futurebuild returns for 2022

As the home of innovation, Futurebuild 2022 will be organised into six sections — Buildings, Offsite, Interiors, Resourceful Materials, Energy and Critical Infrastructure. The curated event will showcase over 250 leading brands, the companies who are developing the most innovative technologies, products and solutions. Visitors can participate in the innovation trail, which highlights the event’s innovation partners. The winners of the Big Innovation Pitch, a competition that celebrates new approaches to the biggest challenges facing the industry, will also be announced during the event.

Futurebuild webinar series asks "are we ready for COP26?"

To give the built environment the knowledge it needs to take action now, sustainable construction event Futurebuild has partnered with The Edge to ask  – are we ready for COP26? This series of three lunch-time webinars, taking place on September 9, September 23 and October 7 explores how we can engage better address the political, economic, environmental and cultural issues so that we can act with both urgency and agency for the transnational change that is needed.

Net zero pioneer Futurebuild returns for 2022

Futurebuild, the event that’s championed a sustainable built environment for the past 16 years, has opened registrations. Taking place from March 1 to 3, 2022, the event will connect specifiers, decision makers and disruptors with major brands and start-ups from across the built environment. With the recently announced UK Government ‘Net Zero Strategy; Build Back Greener’ and COP26 just around the corner, Futurebuild, previously Ecobuild, will be perfectly timed to focus on these key issues and the actions needed.

Net zero pioneer Futurebuild returns for 2022

As the home of innovation, Futurebuild 2022 will be organised into six sections — Buildings, Offsite, Interiors, Resourceful Materials, Energy and Critical Infrastructure. The curated event will showcase over 250 leading brands, the companies who are developing the most innovative technologies, products and solutions. Visitors can participate in the innovation trail, which highlights the event’s innovation partners. The winners of the Big Innovation Pitch, a competition that celebrates new approaches to the biggest challenges facing the industry, will also be announced during the event.

Futurebuild webinar series asks "are we ready for COP26?"

To give the built environment the knowledge it needs to take action now, sustainable construction event Futurebuild has partnered with The Edge to ask  – are we ready for COP26? This series of three lunch-time webinars, taking place on September 9, September 23 and October 7 explores how we can engage better address the political, economic, environmental and cultural issues so that we can act with both urgency and agency for the transnational change that is needed.

Net zero pioneer Futurebuild returns for 2022

Futurebuild, the event that’s championed a sustainable built environment for the past 16 years, has opened registrations. Taking place from March 1 to 3, 2022, the event will connect specifiers, decision makers and disruptors with major brands and start-ups from across the built environment. With the recently announced UK Government ‘Net Zero Strategy; Build Back Greener’ and COP26 just around the corner, Futurebuild, previously Ecobuild, will be perfectly timed to focus on these key issues and the actions needed.

Net zero pioneer Futurebuild returns for 2022

As the home of innovation, Futurebuild 2022 will be organised into six sections — Buildings, Offsite, Interiors, Resourceful Materials, Energy and Critical Infrastructure. The curated event will showcase over 250 leading brands, the companies who are developing the most innovative technologies, products and solutions. Visitors can participate in the innovation trail, which highlights the event’s innovation partners. The winners of the Big Innovation Pitch, a competition that celebrates new approaches to the biggest challenges facing the industry, will also be announced during the event.

Net zero pioneer Futurebuild returns for 2022

Futurebuild, the event that’s championed a sustainable built environment for the past 16 years, has opened registrations. Taking place from March 1 to 3, 2022, the event will connect specifiers, decision makers and disruptors with major brands and start-ups from across the built environment. With the recently announced UK Government ‘Net Zero Strategy; Build Back Greener’ and COP26 just around the corner, Futurebuild, previously Ecobuild, will be perfectly timed to focus on these key issues and the actions needed.

Net zero pioneer Futurebuild returns for 2022

With the recently announced UK Government ‘Net Zero Strategy; Build Back Greener’ and COP26 just around the corner, Futurebuild, previously Ecobuild, will be perfectly timed to focus on these key issues and the actions needed. The focus is no longer about ambition — it is about delivery. As the only event to attract 20,000+ senior professionals from right across the built environment, Futurebuild is the perfect opportunity for the industry to meet and collaborate together, to achieve the transformational change needed if the built environment is going to reach net zero.

Futurebuild partners with Experts for Offsite Showcase

Following the last highly successful collaboration, sustainable built environment event Futurebuild has once again enlisted the support of offsite construction experts from Cogent Consulting and Explore Offsite. The companies will collaborate to ensure the most innovative and advanced offsite systems and solutions are on show at the 2022 event. Taking place at ExCeL London from March 1 – 3, Futurebuild is the sustainable built environment event that will bring together those who are driving transformational change in the offsite arena by taking factory manufacture and prefabrication to the next level.

Futurebuild partners with Experts for Offsite Showcase

Following the last highly successful collaboration, sustainable built environment event Futurebuild has once again enlisted the support of offsite construction experts from Cogent Consulting and Explore Offsite. The companies will collaborate to ensure the most innovative and advanced offsite systems and solutions are on show at the 2022 event. Taking place at ExCeL London from March 1 – 3, Futurebuild is the sustainable built environment event that will bring together those who are driving transformational change in the offsite arena by taking factory manufacture and prefabrication to the next level.

Who is responsible for reaching net zero?

We are aware that any business that interacts with the construction industry, such as architects, builders and material manufacturers, has a legal obligation to take actions that will help the UK reach net zero. In reality, many businesses don’t know what part they should be playing, what actions they must take or how to effectively collaborate with other sustainable businesses to make it a reality. Additionally, who is responsible for ensuring that we do deliver net zero emissions?

 

The future of Futurebuild - The home of innovation

Prior to and since the Government’s announcement, the built environment was working towards reducing its contribution to the UK’s carbon footprint. Brands have introduced new materials, technologies and processes to improve sustainability and circularity. At Futurebuild for example, sustainability has always been the main focus at our events and have been exhibiting the game changing technologies from innovative brands for 16 years.

Futurebuild 2022 - Registration is now open

architectsdatafile (ADF) are delighted to be partnering again with Futurebuild for their 2022 event and wanted to let you know that they have now opened registration! Please see below for more details about what’s in store for next year. Net-zero pioneer Futurebuild will return to London’s ExCeL on 01 – 03 March 2022. As the home of innovation for the sustainable built environment, it brings together the brightest minds, disruptive thinkers and the most exciting innovators to transform the industry. 

Futurebuild 2022 - ready to innovate

In 2019, the UK Government set an ambitious goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050. As one of the largest contributors to the UK’s carbon footprint, producing 42 per cent of carbon emissions, the built environment has a crucial role to play. While 2050 may seem far away, in reality we only have a few years to make the transformational changes required to eliminate emissions — much of the infrastructure we build today will still stand in 30 years. 

Futurebuild webinar series asks "are we ready for COP26?"

As we approach COP26, the impacts of climate change and the ecological crisis are clear, with the IPCC report described by the UN Secretary General as the ‘code red for humanity’. To give the built environment the knowledge it needs to take action now, we have partnered with The Edge to ask – are we ready for COP26?  Sign up for the webinars here.

Who is responsible for reaching net zero?

UK emissions fell by nearly 50 per cent of their 1990 levels during the 2020 lockdown. According to The Guardian, this positive change will be short-lived. Carbon dioxide emissions are forecast to jump this year by the second-biggest annual rise in history to help the economy recover after the pandemic. So, what can we do differently now to make a lasting positive impact on our environment and reduce emissions? 

Net zero pioneer Futurebuild returns for 2022

Futurebuild, the event that’s championed a sustainable built environment for the past 16 years, has opened registrations. Taking place from March 1 to 3, 2022, the event will connect specifiers, decision makers and disruptors with major brands and start-ups from across the built environment. Register for the event here.

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