aking place from 27 to 28th March at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, the RCI Show 2019 will be the leading destination for anyone looking for construction products and services including rainwater systems, plant and tools, the latest materials, safety equipment and green roofs plus much more. The event is free to attend, and visitors are encouraged to pre-register via the website.
Returning in March, the RCI Show will comprise three key elements: a keynote conference programme from industry leaders, practical CPD seminars and an exhibition of leading suppliers. Vivalda Group Chairman, Peter Johnson, opens the new conference stream highlighting the opportunities and benefits that off-site fabrication offers the construction industry. He will discuss the challenges of successfully delivering off-site fabrication, supply chain readiness and lessons learned from other market sectors. Day two of the show kicks off with Dusty Gedge from the Green Infrastructure Consultancy discussing the evolution of the green roofing market. Dusty will highlight what factors are driving the market and where the innovations and opportunities lie to increase usage in the UK construction industry.
Other conference highlights include an interactive panel debate discussing diversity, inclusion and respect in construction. Eversheds Sutherland will look at the legal fallout from the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, whilst ITP’s Marc van der Voort will look at the implications for architects, specifiers, contractors and installers following the changes to Building Regulations in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
The popular RIBA-approved CPD seminars are designed to encourage professional development within the industry. Sessions can be pre-booked by all visitors, and the programme includes content delivered by the BBA, Monier Redland, Marley Alutec and Surespan, and many more.
Visitors come to the RCI Show to source new supply chain partners and build new relationships. The 2019 show brings together an impressive number of suppliers, manufacturers and industry-supporting organisations. Many exhibitors run live demonstrations of tools and systems on their stands. Alongside the main exhibition will be a number of feature exhibits to inspire and enthuse visitors. Features include a demo area hosted by Metal Solutions, a UK-leading fabricator of traditional metal roofing systems, cladding systems and components. The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) Pavilion will host member companies providing services and support to UK contractors, and the Welwyn Tool Group will be holding live demonstrations of hot welding equipment.
Online visitor registration is open, the conference and seminar programme sessions are strictly first come, first served so reserving your place is advisable.