27 January 2020

Innovation runs through the veins of Futurebuild 2020

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Innovation is running through the veins of Futurebuild 2020, which takes place 3–5 March at ExCel London. Positioned as the industry’s catalyst for change, Futurebuild strives to foster collaboration, knowledge-sharing and innovation to enable the industry to do things differently. This year will see innovation elevated beyond a concept and brought to life across the whole event, from the Innovation Trail featuring the most forward-thinking brands, to showcases and features, the Big Innovation Pitch and keynote stages.


Martin Hurn, MD of Futurebuild Events, said: ‘There’s no question that in order to create an industry that is not only fit for the future, but also fit for purpose now, we need to change and adapt the way we approach everything across the built environment. We understand that change comes with its own challenges, be they legislative or a simple unwillingness to approach something differently. This is why, at Futurebuild, we’re so passionate about innovation’.


Visit TRADA in the Resourceful Materials section, which is new for 2020. This major new hub will demonstrate ways in which the construction industry supply chain will play a critical role in enabling the UK’s recent net zero carbon targets move from an ambitious statement towards a reality. It will also showcase innovative materials and low carbon closed-loop strategies from across established and emerging sectors.


TRADA’s Rupert Scott is also set to chair sessions on the Resourceful Materials Keynote Stage programme, which brings together experts in material and design innovation from across Europe.


Topics will include:

  • How conventional materials can reduce their carbon footprint
  • Organic alternatives to plastic
  • Urban Mining, Buildings as Material Banks, Material Passports, Cradle to Cradle and Life Cycle Assessments
  • Rules, regulations and standards – what you need to know
  • How ‘circular thinking’ needs to be embedded into all aspects of the built environment


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