With half the year over we round up the best conferences, exhibitions, expos and networking events still to come that can add value to your working life....


Interbuild Africa 2016
17 to 20 August 2016
Expo Centre Nasrec, Johannesburg, South Africa

An event that dates back as far as 1968, Interbuild Africa showcases the full spectrum of building and related industries in residential, commercial and industrial development and offers new product launches, demos, conferences and seminars.
www.interbuild.co.za externallink


International Conference on Renewable Power Generation (RPG 2016)
21 to 23 September
IET London, London

A showcase for sharing the latest innovative research on renewable power across the engineering community.
http://conferences.theiet.org/rpg-europe/index.cfm externallink


Greenbuild Expo
5 and 6 October (Expo) and 5 to 7 October (Conference)
Los Angeles Convention Centre,  Calafornia, USA

The world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building delivers a packed programme of speakers, networking opportunities, showcases and LEED workshops across three days.
www.greenbuildexpo.com externallink

UK Construction Week
18 to 20 October 2016
NEC, Birmingham

Nine shows in one (Build Show, Timber Expo, Surface & Materials Show, Smart Buildings, Kitchens & Bathrooms Live, Grand Designs Live, Energy, HVAC, Plant & Machinery Live) across five halls of Birmingham’s NEC.
www.ukconstructionweek.com externallink

Digital Construction Week
26 and 27 October 2016

Digital Construction Week returns in 2016 after a successful event last year and will explore how digital technologies are changing the face of the entire architecture, engineering and construction industries - from design through construction and engineering to management and operation. Dates to be confirmed.
www.digitalconstructionweek.com/Register+2016 externallink


ArchitEx 2016
15 and 16 November 2016
St George's Hall, Liverpool

Following the success of the inaugural 2015 event, ArchitEx returns in 2016 as an exhibition, conference and networking event for the UK architecture and building design industry.
www.architexevents.com externallink

Scotland Build
23 and 24 November 2016
SECC, Glasgow

This free event focusses on Scotland’s construction boom highlighting the latest developments, investment and opportunities across the country. With CPD-accredited training workshops and over 40 high-level presentations on offer there’s likely to be lots to see and do.

www.scotlandbuildexpo.com" externallink

Building Live
29 November 2016
155 Bishopsgate, London

This year, Building Live will incorporate Building's BIM Show Live.
www.building-live.co.uk externallink

This list is provided for information purposes. Details are correct as of 19 July 2016 but are liable to change across the year. Please check the latest details with the organisers of events prior to making arrangements to attend.

Previous events


The ACR Show 2016
NEC, Birmingham
16 to 18 February 2016

The UK’s only dedicated show for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors takes place at Birmingham’s NEC this February. Expect leading companies showcasing their products and a series of live demos and a range of CPD-accredited seminars.
www.acrshow.com externallink

The UK Concrete Show
NEC, Birmingham
17 to 18 February 2016

Europe’s largest specialist concrete show is back in 2016 looking to build on the success of last year’s event which saw more visitors and more exhibitors than ever before. Organisers claim over £10million worth of business was done at the 2015 event and will be hoping for more this time around.
www.concreteshow.co.uk externallink

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors  (RICS) BIM Conference 2016
25 February 2016

The fifth annual conference from RICS is ideally timed with the Government’s Level 2 BIM deadline looming large this April. Expect this year’s conversation to shift from the theory and policy around BIM to the reality of using it in practice. Key speakers include:

  • Dr David Hancock, Head of Construction, UK Government Construction Team
  • David Philp, Director BIM – EMEA, AECOM and Head of BIM, UK BIM Taskgroup
  • Malcolm Taylor, Head of Technical Information, Crossrail
  • Brendan Patchell. BIM Strategy Manager, Morgan Sindall Professional Services

www.rics.org/uk/training-events/conferences-seminars/rics-bim-conference/london externallink


The Society of Construction Law Annual Conference 2016
4 March 2016
The Royal Armouries, Leeds

This half-day event will present the latest developments in construction law and contracts with particular focus on the latest legal changes, challenging payment applications, key developments in adjudication and delay analysis made simple.
www.scl.org.uk/annual-conference-2016 externallink

Kbb Birmingham,
6 to 9 March 2016
NEC, Birmingham

Kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms come under the spotlight at kbb Birmingham as more than 400 exhibitors showcase their latest products all under one roof.
www.kbb.co.uk externallink

Ecobuild 2016
8 to 10 March 2016
ExCeL, London

Attracting over 40,000 industry professionals from across the supply chain, Ecobuild 2016 is a free-to-attend exhibition and conference for the UK construction and energy market.
www.ecobuild.co.uk externallink

8 to 10 March 2016
ExCeL, London

This conference exhibition is free to attend and aims to bring together experts and practitioners across the supply chain to help ensure resource efficiency and the circular economy.
www.resource-event.com externallink

MIPIM 2016
15 to 18 March 2016
Palais Des Festivals, Cannes, France

This four day event brings together professionals across the international property market to explore projects and trends from around the world.
www.mipim.com externallink


12 to 14 April 2016
ExCeL, London

An event for the rail infrastructure market to see the latest technology in action and network.
www.infrarail.com externallink

Civil Infrastructure and Technology Exhibition (CITE)
12 to 14 April 2016
ExCeL, London

Running alongside Infrarail, CITE covers more general infrastructure projects from roads to ports, mobile and broadband technology and coverage and electricity generation and explores how they form the backbone of a modern economy as force to drive both growth and productivity.
www.cite-uk.com externallink

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Building Surveying Conference 2016
19 April
QEII Centre, London

The flagship conference from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors takes ‘fit for the future’ as its theme in 2016 and looks at issues surrounding embracing change within the profession, market, government and with your clients.
www.rics.org/uk/training-events/conferences-seminars/rics-building-surveying-conference/london externallink

Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) Annual Conference
20 and 21 April
Royal Geographical Society, London

A two-day event looking at the key outcomes and implications of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Summit with a range of presentations and keynote speakers.
www.ciwem.org/events/events-calendar/2016/apr/20/ciwem-annual-conference-2016.aspx externallink

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Infrastructure Conference
26 April
2 Savoy Place, London

An event celebrating the vale that commercial managers bring to large-scale infrastructure projects focussing on core elements of the role including risk mitigation, collaborative working, supply chain management, cost planning, dispute avoidance and the use of BIM software.
www.rics.org/uk/training-events/conferences-seminars/rics-infrastructure-conference/london externallink

North England Build
27 and 28 April 2016
Manchester Central

A new event focussing exclusively on construction opportunities in Northern England from Oliver Kinross with events and opportunities across the materials, green build, plant machinery and equipment, infrastructure, building and interiors sectors. Register to secure your free place before 29 February to receive a free North England Construction Report on DVD.
www.northenglandbuildexpo.com externallink


edie Live (formerly Sustainability Live)
17 and 18 May 2016
NEC Birmingham

Aimed at public and private sector energy and sustainability professionals, edie Live brings a range of suppliers together under one roof alongside a comprehensive seminar and conference programme.
http://exhibition.edie.net externallink


7 and 8 June 2016
Olympia, London

Aimed at architects, specifiers, clients and suppliers, the annual Vision event showcases the latest developments in architecture, design and the built environment.
www.visionlondon.com externallink

London Build
26 and 27 June 2016
Olympia, London

Conferences, training workshops and more than 50 high-level speakers can be expected at London Build 2016 - an event that will see over 200 exhibitors and thousands of construction industry professional converging on London’s Olympia. Free visitor passes are now available from the event website.
www.londonbuildexpo.com externallink


11 to 14 July 2016
Imperial College, London

The European Electromagnetics Symposium showcases the latest applications, technologies and research ideas. Professor Sir John Pendry will deliver the keynote on ‘The Science of Invisibility’, while a range of sessions will cover a broad range of topics including high power electromagnetics, ultra wideband and short pulse electromagnetics and electromagnetic compatibility and effects.
http://conferences.theiet.org/euroem externallink