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Interbuild: Specifiers paradise

Opening its doors this Sunday, Interbuild − the UK’s leading building exhibition − is back. Following a major transformation, as well as an explosive new line-up, it is guaranteed to attract a broader base of specifiers than ever before.

The show, being held in Hall 5 of the Birmingham NEC, has undergone a major transformation and has been revamped with the launch of Interbuild Specifier.

The new show will bring the future of the built environment to life by giving specifiers the opportunity to experience a range of innovative, purpose-built structures and attend a multitude of in-depth seminars.

Designed to equip the industry with the ideas and solutions they need to take forward public or private sector developments, Interbuild Specifier will showcase a number of highly innovative feature areas which have been developed to offer visitors an interactive and informative experience.

At the heart of Interbuild Specifier is Sustainability Street. With a wide range of features − from innovative homes to school and hospital buildings − this new area will give visitors the chance to see, touch and experience contemporary sustainable construction at its very best.

Construction Forum

At the head of Sustainability Street, more than 30 high profile speakers will be on hand to address the major talking points affecting the entire construction industry over three days of insightful presentations and rigorous debates.

Running from Monday to Wednesday, the high level, case study-led conference will aim to confront challenges facing the construction supply chain and look at how to overcome them in testing economic and political times. Key clients from the public and private sectors will present their plans for the next three years and offer an insight into a wide range of building projects.

Innovation Hub

Four paradigms for sustainable construction in the healthcare, education, leisure and residential sectors will be exhibited by offsite specialist, Swift Horsman, to demonstrate how offsite techniques can deliver stunning architecture for today’s landscape.


Through a combination of careful design, material sourcing and “factory” assembling, the Ergohome showcases sustainable technologies, which can be installed at affordable prices.

The first trial structures have been installed at Birmingham University. They the Ergohome offers high quality, affordable housing that minimises the impact on the environment both in its construction and use as a home.

The Intelligent Building

Supported by Cedia, The Intelligent Building will boast a unique collaboration of the latest intelligent technologies integrated into an innovative two-storey building using Supa Wall − a system which offers world class timber frame performance.

Education Buildings

Bringing an example of a children’s outdoor play and sports facilities to the street, Steelway’s Playground will feature the latest examples of multisport equipment to suit a variety of different sporting activities, age groups and budgets.

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