Record attendance at UK Construction Week

23 October 2018

Some 34,000 industry people attended UK Construction Week (UKCW) this year - a record for the event, which comprises nine individual shows including Timber Expo.

Nathan Garnett, UKCW event director, was upbeat once more about the performance of UKCW and said timber had an important role in the future of construction.

“Timber lies at the heart of construction alongside the growth in demand for offsite,” he said.

“Timber has its place as a material of first choice for many offsite manufacturers.”

He reported a “tremendous positivity” around UKCW this year, with a “real feeling that the industry wants to adapt and embrace a new way of building”.

“The success of the Offsite section was testament to this,” he added.

He said exhibitor rebook rate for 2019 had exceeded expectations.

A review of Timber Expo will appear in the November issue of TTJ