Surviving new challenges

Events Posted 12/06/19
South East Construction Expo 2019 offers construction industry insight into surviving new challenges.

In a year when the construction industry is facing heightened levels of uncertainty, on the back of one of the biggest growth periods in several decades, leading lights in the industry will be joining together in Sussex this September to share their expertise and insight into how to tackle the challenges ahead for the industry.

South East Construction Expo 2019 will be held at the South of England Event Centre in Ardingly on 26 September. After a hugely successful event there last year, when over 2,000 leaders from the region’s construction industry met buyers, explored new projects, networked with other businesses and sampled the industry’s latest technology.

The trade show will showcase the region’s largest range of construction products and services and is a ‘must visit’ for anyone in development, property and construction.

The day will kick off with the Construction Breakfast Forum with the Sussex Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the leading SME main contractors in Sussex: Cheesmur, Sunninghill, Westridge and W.Stirland. The perfect chance to network and promote your business to the leaders in your industry it will feature two speakers including Michaela Wain, BBC Apprentice Runner Up 2017 and owner of Design and Build UK.

An exciting programme of speakers will be announced over the coming weeks. They include Florence Hubert, deputy agent for Central Southern England at the Bank of England giving an ‘off-the-record’ briefing on the outlook for the UK economy followed by a questions and answers session. Heathrow Airport will also be speaking about their expansion and opportunities for construction companies.

In an unique and exciting showcase of the latest technology in fast, efficient build methods, Masonry Frame Systems will be showcasing LIVE the Xella Silka Element system, where they are able to build an apartment pretty much every day!!!.

This state of the art ‘semi’ off-site masonry build system demonstrates all the benefits of traditional construction coupled with the speed, quality and consistency of ‘off-site’ manufacturing.

Norman Hinckes MD of Masonry Frame Systems said: ‘This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the system in a Live environment’.

‘We have been involved with Xella GmbH for the past five years and see enormous potential in the UK for ‘medium to high’ rise construction of all flats, apartments, care and retirement homes and student accommodation’.

Big name businesses already involved include Balfour Beatty, Glenigan, Builders Conference, Willmott Dixon, Galliford Try, Sunninghill, Logan Construction and Westridge Construction Ltd.

South East Construction Awards 2019

This year, the Expo is also holding the South East Construction Awards and is open for entries, which will be celebrated at the Expo dinner.

Carole Black said: “We don’t have an awards scheme in the region to celebrate our heroes in this industry and so we have an exciting panel of judges and seeking entries for six categories, ranging from best construction project to best architectural design, best contractor to best supplier. We are also looking to celebrate women in the industry and want to reward the best apprentice on a construction project in the South East.”

Before the awards dinner, sponsored by Willmott Dixon, the Expo will offer a full day of useful activities. Not to be missed is the free Meet the Buyer appointments (over 600) with the top construction companies in the country. Other attractions include great exhibitor packages, brilliant networking opportunities, high quality workshops, plus the latest news on projects and developments across the UK.

Businesses in the sector wishing to get involved in the Expo and the Awards as a sponsor, trade stand, delegate on the day or entry for the awards, can find out more and register for details at: www.constructionexpouk.co.uk Twitter @ConstructExpo or Linkedin

South East Construction Expo 2019 will take place at South of England Event Centre, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, Thursday 26th September 8.30am - 4pm, with details of the awards and the dinner at www.constructionexpoawards.co.uk

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