What took place
Take a look at what is happening at Futurebuild 2024
Futurebuild is where the future of sustainable design and construction is happening now. Join us for an incredible experience where you can see first-hand the latest innovations, cutting-edge solutions, and exciting developments that are shaping the future of the built environment.
Be sure to make a note of the fringe events and amazing features below taking place at Futurebuild between 05 – 07 March.
What is happening at Futurebuild is yet to be announced but look below for what happened last year.
Talks by Concrete Futures
Concrete Futures: Decarbonising UK cement and concrete and specifying low carbon concrete
The Concrete Centre are hosting a series of free talks on Wednesday 08 March in the South Gallery Room 2. See below times and talk titles.
10:30 – 11:15 Decarbonising UK Cement and Concrete, chair Diana Casey
11:30 – 12:15 Delivering the UK Roadmap to Beyond Net Zero, chair Diana Casey
12:45 – 13:45 Latest developments in low carbon concretes, chair Elaine Toogood
14:00 – 15:00 Specifying Sustainable Concrete, chair Elaine Toogood
South korea networking event
UK-South Korea Smart & Green Construction Business Networking
This business event is designed to help UK companies interested in partnering with South Korean smart & green construction technology businesses and explore the South Korean market or run collaborative projects in the UK.
This event takes place on Wednesday 08 March in South Gallery Room 3.
13:30 – 14:00 Registration
14:00 – 14:05 Welcome remarks from Tim Yeo (KOTRA, Honorary Ambassadors
of foreign Investment Promotion for Korea / The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, University College London, Honorary Professor)
14:05 – 14:25 Smart & Green Construction Industry Trends in South Korea – Construction Vision Forum (CVF)
14:25 – 15:05 South Korean Smart & Green Construction Technology : Pitching – South Korean Smart & Green Construction Technology Companies
15:05 – 15:15 Business and Investment Environment in South Korea / KOTRA’s Foreign Investor Support – KOTRA
The retrofit academy awards 2023
The Retrofit academy awards 2023
The Retrofit Academy Awards were born to recognise excellence in retrofitting across the market; from Retrofit Coordinators, to installers, Social Housing and Local Authority delivery programmes, to individual projects – recognising the rising stars in this exciting, vibrant market, at a crucially important time for our industry!
The awards will be presented on Tuesday 07 March from 6pm on the Conference Arena stage.
ZED Micro Home
ZED micro home a revolutionary e port
Using beyond net zero integrated systems, developed with the lowest environmental impact and the highest living standards in mind, ZED-Power build next generationspaces that enhance rather than degrade the environment, and that many people young at heart want to live in.
Check out ZED-Power’s latest innovation – the ZED Micro Home and revolutionary e port. A truly flatpack micro home that can be assembled with only a rubber malletand power drill! See first-hand what could be the answer
to several issues currently affecting the UK, namely the housing crisis and continued damned on an already overstretched power grid.
Find the ZED Micro Home on stand G8 in the Buildings Section.
Net zero pioneers wall
net zero pioneers wall
Don’t miss the Net Zero Pioneers’ display at Futurebuild. Visit to see displays from Hanson, ecobuild.brussels, tepeo and Viessman, who are all leading the way at scale and showing the industry how they are progressing on the path to net zero.
You can see the Net Zero Pioneers’ wall on the back of the Conference Arena, H40
ACAN natural materials showcase
acan natural materials showcase
Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN) will be showcasing low-carbon construction build-ups using natural materials and hosting live building demonstrations by industry experts in hempcrete, clay plaster, earth, and lime.
They will share news about recent events and ongoing campaigns to decarbonise the construction industry, including our campaign to Regulate Embodied Carbon. And we’ll be selling physical copies of our Climate Emergency Conservation Area Toolkit which aims to provide a methodology with a worked example to update Conservation Area Guidance allowing more complete Climate Emergency Retrofitting.
Visit the showcase on stand N60 in the Materials section.
540 World Showcase
540 world showcase
This year at Futurebuild, 540 WORLD is advocating that safe product ingredients are the first pillar of change needed to create a circular, regenerative design model for the built environment. They will showcase the largest stand of certified, safe and circular game-changing products which are all innovations in their own sectors.
Some examples of the products on 540 WORLD’s H26 stand showcase include a prototype of the world’s first certified sustainable Accoya wood fender from International Timber, Purline flooring from wineo, Honext fibre panels, Magna Glaskeramik’s sintered crystal, Shaw Contract carpet tiles, Staco Gratings steel and aluminum, Graphenstone paint that absorbs CO2 and has graphene nanotechnology, plus living walls and international knowledge partner, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. 540 WORLD plans to empower specifiers to take an authentic stand for non-toxic, circular, planet-positive innovations through knowledge sharing and introductions to leading, safe, certified, circular materials.
Experience these products on the 540 WORLD stand H26 in Buildings section.
ASBP Awards Gallery
ASBP Awards Gallery
Don’t miss the ASBP Gallery where you will find the winners of the 5th annual ASBP Awards! This year’s winners are accelerating the pace of change in the industry through the delivery of exemplar projects, low carbon & high-performance products and forward-thinking initiatives
Find out more from ASBP on stand L70 in Materials section.
Climate framework wall
climate framework wall
Underpinned by the vision and the mission of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the “Climate Framework” presents a globally shared curriculum – organised around six overarching themes – for education and upskilling for climate action. Building a consortium of built environment professionals and academics all around the world, the same-named Initiative draws upon deep industry knowledge, leverages the best academic research, and cross-pollinates experiences and expertise across the global construction sector and academia.
The “RIBA Climate Guide” – to be launched at Futurebuild, with book signing taking place on the 09 March – is structured around the Climate Framework topics. Contextualising the climate emergency within the built environment landscape, this book maps out the essential background knowledge needed to inform all built environment professionals and academics in their day-to-day climate action.
at awards gallery
at awards gallery
Gallery to find the 2023 winning projects that demonstrate a strong track record for delivering on their environmental, functional, community and cultural ambitions. You can also catch 3 of the finalists present their project that has stood the test of time, live on the main Conference Arena on 07 March.
Futurebuild bar sponsored by natural building systems
Natural Building Systems is taking over the Futurebuild Bar to share their passion for making a positive impact on climate change and society through interactive design challenges, workshops and discussions. Together with collaborators and partners they are creating a shared vision for construction without destruction.
Make sure you grab a drink at the Bar and meet Natural Building Systems there!
Brussels is considered as Europe’s sustainable construction lab. For over a decade, passive construction standards are mandatory in Brussels, and circularity is becoming the new normal. Come and join us for a drink at stand G36 on 08 March 17:00-19:00 and discover why Brussels and its companies are taking a leading role in a future-proof construction.