Digital Construction Week 2019 to be ‘biggest ever’
Contractors like BAM, Kier, Royal HaskoningDHV and Skanska, and tech firms like Autodesk, SAP, Oracle, HP, Lenovo, Bluebeam and Bentley Systems are among the 180 industry-leading companies preparing to showcase their latest offerings at the biggest Digital Construction Week (DCW) ever, which returns to London ExCeL on 16-17 October.
The biggest and newest companies working to revolutionize the construction sector will offer live demonstrations of their pioneering technology, products, and services at the UK’s leading exhibition for innovation and technology in the built environment.
Ollie Hughes, event director of Digital Construction Week, taking place at London ExCeL on 16-17 October, explains: “Digital Construction Week is back for its fifth year and it’s already on course to be its biggest ever edition. As well as a long list of top exhibitors and the show’s extensive seminar program, there’s also a host of additional features, larger seminar theatres and a brand new conference arena for visitors to enjoy.
“We’re thrilled to be welcoming so many new names to the show floor, including SAP, Unit4, GCP Applied Technologies, Deltek, CEMEX Ventures, Cyviz, Geomni UK, Graitec, Make Real, NavVis, Tech Soft 3D, Onwave UK, SierraSoft, Nutanix Xi Frame, EcoDomus, NBS, Secura, Xinaps, Construction Innovation Hub, bimstore and Ogun.
“That’s not to mention the many returning exhibitors, including BAM, Wipro, Royal HaskoningDHV, Leica, BSI, FARO, Procore, Viewpoint, Topcon Positioning, Graphisoft, Egnyte, Asite, Matterport, PlanGrid, Vectorworks UK, BIMobject, Alice Technologies, Excitech, Allplan, nPlan, Invicara, Murphy Surveys, Pix4D, and more.”
In addition to the central exhibition and the range of choice content on offer (over 160 hours of content-rich sessions delivered by more than 300 expert speakers across 11 theatres), the show also boasts a wealth of other features.
The DCW Onsite Arena is a replica construction site where exhibitors and partners will showcase their technologies “in the field”. Running in partnership with Bluebeam, the arena will feature a series of live demos and “walkarounds” with the Bluebeam team, offering visitors the opportunity to get to grips with the latest technology linking from the office to the field.
Drone Drag Racing is also back for 2019. Visitors will have the chance to sign up and take flight in the show’s drone racing competition, enabling them to learn about drones in the built environment while having a little competitive fun. It’s free to enter and those who finish top of the leaderboard will win a drone of their own.
Also returning for 2019 is the Start-Up Zone, which will bring together new exhibitors offering a selection of up-to-the-minute technologies and concepts with the potential to solve some of the industry’s biggest challenges. They’ll offer live demos and tutorials so visitors can get their hands on the latest technology and equipment.
At the After Hours Drinks Reception visitors can catch up with speakers and exhibitors they’ve seen through the day, meet up with colleagues and network with like-minded professionals. Drinks will be served to all guests on the exhibition show floor on Wednesday 16 October from 4.30pm to 6pm.
The event enjoys the support of more than 40 key industry organizations, businesses, associations, publications, training bodies and charities. Headline partners for the 2019 event include BAM, Bluebeam, Construction Innovation Hub, PlanGrid and Procore. Among the show’s sponsors and industry partners are HP, BIMobject, myConsole, Viewpoint, bimstore, UNIFI, Bentley Infrastructure, Allplan, Revizto, CITB – Construction Industry Training Board, Graphisoft and Kier Group.
Other organisations supporting the show include UK BIM Alliance, BESA – Building Engineering Services Association, Cabinet Office, CIAT – Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, CIOB – Chartered Institute of Building, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Catapult Digital, Enterprise Ireland, i3P, ImmerseUK, Process Innovation Forum, Tideway, RICS – Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, IET – The Institution of Engineering and Technology, AMRC – Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Association for Robots in Architecture, BIFM – The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management, Digital Node, Women in BIM, BIM4M2 and BIM Regions, as well as relevant media partners, such as Premier Construction, Premier Engineering, Construction Tech Review, The B1M, Construction Manager and Construction UK Magazine.
Hughes says: “Our partners and supporters represent tens of thousands of professionals working across the digital construction industry. We’re delighted that they have shown so much support for the event and we look forward to welcoming them, and their members and partners, to Digital Construction Week for two days of innovation, education and networking.”
Digital Construction Week takes place at London ExCeL on 16-17 October. For further information, and to register for a ticket to attend, please visit www.digitalconstruction week.com/register
To see the full exhibitor list, visit: www.digitalconstructionweek.com/exhibitors