Construction conferences and local CPD events 2020
Watch this space for events and conferences being held by local authorities and organisations outside LABC. Expect to see construction industry-related talks, discussions, networking opportunities and local authority CPD events. For LABC-run events, courses and workshops visit our What's on page.
(Updated 12/5/20 to include coronavirus changes to schedules.)
ASBP Healthy Buildings Conference & Expo
Thursday 27 February 2020, Amnesty International UK, London.
Annual event for those involved in sustainable construction, product innovation and 'healthy building' development. Previous conferences have focused on topical themes such as plastics in construction, fire and toxicity, indoor air quality and healthy, low carbon building products.
Access Association National Seminar
Thursday 25 June 2020, Wellcome Trust, London
The first Access Association National Seminar of 2020, will be focussing on raising professional standards, securing access and inclusion via the planning system, and the use of planning to create an inclusive environment.
The seminar is FREE for all members. Non-members are welcome, tickets are £25.
The Welsh Construction Show
Wednesday July 8 2020, Cardiff City Stadium
The Welsh Construction show brings suppliers and trades together under one roof for a day of learning and connecting. You'll find everything relating to construction including new and innovative products and services, industry experts and advice and support – all to help your business grow.
CIH Housing 2020
Wednesday 2 – Friday 4 September 2020, Manchester Central
Europe's largest and most inclusive housing festival organised by the Chartered Institute of Housing. Examine and debate the biggest challenges facing the sector, featuring keynote addresses and panels from government officials and leaders in the housing sector.
The UK Concrete Show
Wednesday 9 – Thursday 10 September 2020, NEC Birmingham
Now in its ninth consecutive year, the show has the UK's biggest selection of concrete related products, equipment and services.
The Health & Safety Event
Tuesday 22 – Wednesday 23 September 2020, NEC Birmingham
A networking and educational opportunity to anyone responsible for running a safe and efficient workplace, anywhere in the UK.
Tuesday 22 – Wednesday 23 September 2020, Ricoh Arena, Coventry
The event will play host to the leading UK and international offsite manufacturers and component suppliers showcasing a broad range of solutions and the latest in digital and BIM technology.
National Housing Summit 2020
Monday 28 – Tuesday 29 September 2020, Barbican, London
Join the leading event that reunites the entire industry for two days of unrivalled housing content and networking. Working together to deliver positive changes in housing.
UK Construction Week
Tuesday 6 – Thursday 8 October 2020, NEC Birmingham
UK Construction Week (UKCW) is FREE to attend and consists of multiple sections: Build, Building Tech, Civils, Energy & HVAC, Surface & Materials and Timber running from 6–8 October and newly launched Concrete Expo (6–7 Oct only) and Grand Designs Live (7–8 Oct only).
Offsite Construction Show
Wednesday 11 - Thursday 12 November 2020, ExCel, London
Bringing together professionals from design, construction and innovation. 100 exhibiting companies expected and over 100 product groups, with everything from Building Materials, Composite Panel Manufacturers to Design and Consultancy, Engineering and construction consultants, Modular Construction, LSF Structures, Hybrid Products, Precast concrete and Timber Frame Manufacturers.
London Build Expo
Wednesday 18 – Thursday 19 November 2020, Olympia, London
London Build is a leading construction show in the UK which is free to attend and features 500+ speakers, 350+ exhibitors, 25,000+ pre-registered attendees and extensive networking. London Build covers the latest construction, development and opportunities in the Greater London region and across the United Kingdom.
Engineer Jobs Live
Wednesday 18 November 2020, NEC Birmingham
An opportunity to meet some of the best engineering and construction companies in the world. Each exhibition is packed with useful workshops, advice sessions and presentations to make sure you're fully prepared for your next step.
Women in Construction Summit
Wednesday 9 December 2020, Olympia, London
Be inspired by industry leaders, maximise the success of your career and business, and join a vibrant community of like-minded professionals building a diverse, inclusive industry.
Tuesday 2 – Thursday 2 March 2021, ExCel, London
Futurebuild 2021 brings together opinion-shapers, decision-makers and product innovators under a common purpose to explore the latest technologies and approaches, and debate the biggest issues facing the built environment – now and in the future – both in the UK and overseas.
Inspire Summit (Diversity and Inclusion in UK Construction, Engineering & Housing)
Postponed to 16 June 2021
Returning for its third year and over the course of a one day conference (awarding 5 CPD points) you'll hear from industry leaders on diversity, inclusion and innovation on how to inspire a new generation – irrespective of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability – to embrace a career in the building industry.
Homebuilding & Renovating Show
Various dates and locations: Birmingham, Surrey, London, Harrogate, Somerset, Farnborough
Hear specialists talk about everything from plot finding to perfecting interiors. Get personalised advice on your project. Discover brands showcasing a vast range of products. With a calendar of events spanning the UK, each Homebuilding & Renovating Show is a hub of building and renovating expertise.
Swiftclean Air, Water and Fire Compliance Awareness Seminars
Various dates and locations
The problem with some challenges is that they're invisible day to day.
Either they are hidden away inside ductwork, as with fire dampers or grease in kitchen extract systems; or they are genuinely undetectable to the naked eye, as in the case of legionella bacteria in water.
Swiftclean run free seminars at your premises to help you stay compliant.
Civicance Builders Merchants events
Civicance Ltd, in partnership with local builder’s merchants Jewson, Dutton, MKM, and Travis Perkins, launches a brand new Building Regulations Surgery event.
The planned events, 23 in total planned over the next year, will provide an opportunity for local builders or members of the public to discuss current and future projects with a fully qualified Building Control Surveyor.
In addition to speaking to a Building Control Surveyor on the day, the Civicance Customer Coordination Team will also be in attendance to give free impartial advice on planning support & other various additional services that will help with any development projects.
An event will take place between 8am-12pm every two months at the 4 selected branches across Cheshire East to ensure availability for all, with the first events to be delivered in November.