A new feature for this year’s event was the Innovation Trail which gave visitors a list of twenty exhibitors to seek out, each of which were showcasing new and innovative products or construction methods.

The Big Innovation Pitch presented challenges across six different sectors and invited companies and organisations to present their ideas and solutions.The categories were buildings, critical infrastructure, energy, interiors, offsite and resourceful materials with a total of 36 presentations being put forward.

“Futurebuild is a good place where we can get in front of the customer. It’s where architects, specifiers, detailers and home builders, really everybody who is involved in the whole market can come and talk to us directly, meet us face to face and realise that we’re all about doing what’s right for the construction industry and trying to provide solutions which benefit the homeowner at the end of the day,” said Martin Twamley, technical manager of Steico.

Futurebuild 2021 has been confirmed but not dates have been set. For a full review see the April issue of TTJ.