UKCW Birmingham reveals latest Digital Construction exhibitors, speakers and sponsors

The latest developments and technology in Digital Construction will once again be showcased at UK Construction Week Birmingham, which returns next month with its best line-up yet.

As well as digital construction features within the popular Future Lab, and a dedicated Digital Construction Hub, UKCW has secured a number of global brands who pave the way in the sector for future workers in construction and manufacturing.

Autodesk have been announced as this year’s registration sponsors, and will have their own lounge in the Offsite area of the show. Autodesk is a multinational software corporation that makes software products and services for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, education and entertainment industries. Their design and make platform enables users to advance their creativity with tools for3D animation, visual effect, and production management.

Christina Pisciuneri Senior Marketing Manager at Autodesk said:

“Autodesk has taken the initiative to attend the prestigious UK Construction Week, with the aim of showcasing their emerging technology group’s innovative efforts in enabling customers to adopt industrialised construction workflows. The product is current in BETA, and Autodesk is eager to engage with attendees to share insights and gather feedback. If you’re intrigued by this new technology and are keen to learn more, be sure to visit our stand and visit our website.”

Oracle will be making their UK exhibition debut as the Digital Construction Hub sponsor. Their leading cloud construction management software connects teams, processes and date to drive productivity, improve control, and unlock data-driven insights across users’ construction projects

Salesforce will be sponsoring the Sales Lounge as well as speaking within the Digital Construction Hub. Salesforce are global leaders in customer relationship management software. They help businesses keep track of customer interactions and sales data. It can manage leads, contacts, opportunities and cases. They also offer several other features to help businesses automate their sales and marketing processes such as email marketing and lead capture.

HP Construction operates on a nationwide basis in the industrial and commercial sectors. This year they will be sponsoring the Robotics Theatre.

Other exhibitors include:

  • PlanRadar – A Construction, Facility Management & Real Estate Platform
  • Clarus Networks – a specialist connectivity solution, tailored to keep workforces in touch and online 24/7.
  • Cadline – specialists in the supply of innovative design and data management technologies to Architectural, Engineering, Construction, Manufacturing, Process and Plant and Structural engineering professionals.

Speakers on Digital Construction include:

  • James Franklin, Digital Construction Lead at Kier (speaking on Digitise to Decarbonise panel)
  • Mairead Gallagher Morgan, Specialist Consulting BIM Innovation Lead at Buro Happold & Women in BIM Mentor (speaking on Digitise to Decarbonise panel)
  • James Bayliss, UK&I Partner Business Manager at HP SitePrint (speaking on technology that changes the construction landscape)
  • Alex Small, Digital Platforms & Innovation Lead at Tata Steel (speaking on Does the construction industry need to reinvent the digitalisation wheel)
  • David Flynn, COO – KOPE.AI (speaking on Heading for AI integration)

Nathan Garnett, show director said:

“With the industry constantly evolving and growing at a rapid pace, keeping up to date with the latest innovation in digital technology is key to all those involved within the construction industry. We want to ensure our visitors are seeing the change within the industry and being able to get ahead with new technologies.”