Preparations for the inaugural Smart Buildings 2015 taking place at the Birmingham NEC this October as part of UK Construction Week, are gaining momentum as the show releases details of its comprehensive seminar schedule.
Taking centre stage will be the Smart Buildings CPD Hub, which will offer valuable CPD points for visitors in a quality education programme provided by the event’s partners. Across the three days visitors will be able to pick from a wide variety of workshops and seminars, covering topics such as, smart building technology for architects, lighting design and control, wireless networking and building management systems.
In addition, high-level debates will discuss the key issues relevant to the sector, such as the role of Big Data, the benefits of smart meters, maintaining responsive systems and automation control.
Smart Buildings 2015 will also feature The Installer Zone designed to bridge the gap between active specifiers and buyers with recommended installers. The Installer Zone will contain an exclusive lounge for one-to-one meetings, supported by a dedicated web portal service for visitors to choose appointment times. Recommended installers will also be able to book discounted, ready-to-use exhibition stands in the immediate vicinity of the installer feature lounge.
As the only trade show dedicated to commercial and residential building technology in the UK, Smart Buildings 2015 has received an extremely positive response from the industry since its launch. Featuring over 2,000 square metres of exhibition space, the event will bring together sector specific exhibitors and more than 11,500 expected visitors including building design consultants, installers, specifiers, architects, engineers, end customers and construction professionals.
Sam Cooper, Director at E2 Architecture & Interiors, commented: “Smart technology is becoming integral to our every day work, to have a UK construction show that puts it all under one roof is an exciting prospect.”
A few of the latest exhibitors to join the ranks include, Konnectiv Technology Ltd, Pro Display, Flex Connectors Ltd, North Building Technologies, Attock and Janus Technology Ltd, who will be showcasing their latest and most innovative products and services.
Darren Falkingham, Marketing Manager at Pro Display, said: “With its focus on the growth of smart technology in building materials and interior design, the Smart Buildings show is the perfect platform for Intelligent Glass.”
Richard Morey, Group Events Director at Media 10, the event company producing UK Construction Week, commented: “The smart building technology sector has to be one of the fastest areas of growth within the built environment umbrella and interest in the show has reflected this. We are really confident in the developing programme of content and believe it will meet the needs of this disruptive and pioneering industry. Smart Buildings 2015 strengthens the UK Construction Week offering significantly and is a vital platform for learning and connecting to a sector that is set to really take off in the next couple of years.”
Taking place at the Birmingham NEC from 6 – 8 October, Smart Buildings 2015 is designed for those involved with the installation, specification, supply and manufacture of integrated technology in buildings.
Uniquely, Smart Buildings 2015 will provide access to professionals from across the entire construction industry thanks to the UK Construction Week umbrella. Featuring eight other shows, UK Construction Week will bring together 1,000 exhibitors and more than 55,000 visitors under one roof.
In addition to the Smart Buildings 2015, visitors to UK Construction Week will also be able to attend Grand Designs Live, the Build Show, Timber Expo, the Energy 2015, Kitchens & Bathroom Live, Surface and Materials Show, HVAC 2015 and Plant & Machinery Live.