Previewing Futurebuild 2020

Futurebuild 2020 is upon us once more. From 3-5 March, over 450 brands will descend on ExCel London to showcase their latest product innovations to over 27,000 decision makers. 

With a jam-packed schedule running over three days there’s lots to see. So, with that in mind, we’ve scoured the listings to share our top Hattrick picks to help plan your visit.  

Driving Towards Net-Zero

Sarah Graham, ICL Consultant at IES will discuss how the built environment can reduce its carbon emissions. This is in light of the fact that the sector is currently responsible for approximately 40% of the UK’s emissions as a whole. 

Using real life case study examples, Sarah will explain how the construction industry can come together to make net-zero a reality.

‘Practicalities of Driving Towards Net-Zero’ will take place on Tuesday 3 March, 13.00-13.30 at Futurebuild’s Digital Impact Stage (C79). More details of Sarah’s talk can be found here.

Digital Impact 

‘Digital Impact’ is a new addition for Futurebuild 2020, focusing on the digitalisation of the sector through a series of talks and presentations. 

Technology within the built environment is fast evolving, reducing costs and improving productivity in the process. In response, ‘Digital Impact’ will educate industry professionals on the latest technology available to their business. 

It’s tipped to be one of the most informative and engaging zones of this year’s event.

More details on the line-up for the Digital Centre Stage and Digital Impact Stage here.

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The Big Innovation Pitch 

With innovation at the heart of this year’s Futurebuild event, BRE’s The Big Innovation Pitch is very timely. Six candidates have been selected to make a pitch on how to best tackle each of the following challenges currently facing the built environment:

  • Buildings: retrofitted, re-used, net positive and built to perform
  • Critical Infrastructure: delivering integrated green, grey, blue and social infrastructure
  • Energy: accurate data for carbon accounting and reduced clean energy usage
  • Interiors: sustainable and health promoting
  • Offsite: reliability and efficiency combined with creative placemaking
  • Resourceful Materials: thinking circular to reduce, reuse and recycle

Each innovation will be pitched, with the winner from each Keynote Stage to return on day two to pitch in the Conference Arena, where a judging panel will select the overall winner.

See the full shortlist and timings here.

Natural Building

Natural Building UK (NBUK) is a non-profit collaboration between a collective of forward-thinking companies in the natural building industry. The firms have joined forces, taking residence in the Resourceful Materials district to showcase live natural building demonstrations and sample displays. NBUK hopes to provide a catalyst for the regenerative future of construction. 

More details on the partners involved, and the event timetable available here.

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