7 – 9 MARCH
Futurebuild 2023 is set to provide housebuilders and developers with the ideas, inspiration and innovative solutions that will help them create net zero buildings faster, more safely and more efficiently. Taking place at ExCeL London from 7-9 March, the event will focus on our most pressing challenges in order to accelerate the shift to a net zero built environment.
Sustainability remains at the core of this year’s show and is why Futurebuild 2023 is also urging housebuilders and developers to act now and ‘take a stand’ on an issue they passionately believe will help propel the industry towards a more sustainable future. By taking a stand, we can all achieve radical change and build a better future.
CONFERENCE IS ‘TAKING A STAND’
The Take a Stand theme is central to the Futurebuild conference programme which will bring together a line-up of expert speakers to deliver an understanding of what collectively we all need to do to meet our climate challenges. We are pleased to have two notable sponsors for this year’s conference; SNRG and Hub Brussels.
The first day will focus on Looking Forward and why we need to develop the foresight necessary to break out of our current mindset, with an activism session entitled ‘Act now, or face extinction’ chaired by Ben Goldsmith, CEO at Menhaden and member of the Conservative Environmental Network Board. On day two, the conference will explore the nature of Changing and especially ‘behaviour change’. Dr Viktoria Spaiser – associate professor in sustainability at the University of Leeds – will chair a discussion on the big issue of ‘changing how we do things in our professional and personal behaviour to live within planetary boundaries’ – which features Dr Niamh Murtagh on the panel. Day three will move on to Taking Action, hearing from those who have been doing just that, and exploring plans that can take society and the construction industry forward.
SHOW SECTIONS AND NEW SPOTLIGHTS
Futurebuild will be curated into eight show sections including Buildings sponsored by Steico, Digital sponsored by Zutec, Energy sponsored by Kensa Group, District Energy in partnership with UKDEA, and Interiors, Materials, Offsite, Retrofit and Sustainable Infrastructure sponsored by ACO.
The newly expanded Retrofit section, sponsored by Elmhurst Energy and in partnership with The Retrofit Academy CIC and Osmosis, will be showcasing the best solutions, technologies and services that together, can unite and strengthen the delivery of whole house retrofit at scale. It will examine the current housebuilding model and ensure we do not generate a legacy of problems for the future. The event will also feature three new spotlights; Lighting in partnership with KNX UK; District Energy in partnership with UKDEA, and FutureX Innovation in partnership with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
PLATFORM FOR INNOVATION
Futurebuild will continue to be the industry platform for innovation, and to showcase the most innovative technology, products and services. At the heart of this is the return of the renowned Innovation Trail, providing a showcase for 15 Innovation Partners and a range of International Pavilions. The trail will give housebuilders and developers the opportunity to explore revolutionary products, solutions and materials and meet the leading thinkers behind these innovations. The Big Innovation Pitch will also return and offer exhibiting companies the chance of being crowned winner in 2023.
Those attending can also find further inspiration at FutureX Innovation (in partnership with BEIS) which will shine a spotlight on start-ups and SMEs. The spotlight will also include an Innovation Stage that will host the new Big Ideas Pitch.
SHARE THE KNOWLEDGE
Curated and delivered by over 90 industry leading partners and featuring a line-up of over 300 speakers, the expanded seminar programme is bringing the whole industry together to debate and learn from each other. The programme features practical and actionable CPD accredited sessions so housebuilders and developers can gain many CPD points in one visit and at the same time acquire the knowledge and skills that will help them in their day-to-day role with content delivered across seven stages. Industry leading partners and associations taking part include CIAT, The Good Homes Alliance, BRE, Passivhaus Trust, Built by Nature, IOM World, RIBA and UKDEA (District Energy Association).
Sessions from across the programme include masterclasses with Bill Dunster, architect and founder of ZedPower; Duncan Baker-Brown, co-founder of BBM Sustainable Design; Zerlina Hughes, founder and creative director of Studio ZNA; Dr Tom Woolley, architect and academic, and David Cheshire, sustainability director at AECOM. They will explore and tackle some of the industry’s biggest and most critical topics from ‘zero bills’ homes to material use, lighting design to bio-based materials and building a circular future.
More than 15,000 professionals from across the entire supply chain including architects, housebuilders, developers, consultants, contractors and manufacturers will come together to discover these solutions and find new ways of delivering quality buildings more sustainably, while meeting and exceeding regulatory and compliance requirements.
Everyone in the supply chain has a solution that can make a positive change. Futurebuild 2023 will provide the ultimate stage to showcase that commitment to the creation of a better building industry and achieving net zero. By looking at the bigger picture, we can learn from each other’s journey to sustainability and what we need to do to achieve net zero.
Article supplied by Futurebuild