Civil engineering and management of the built environment has much going for it at the moment. Driven by much needed investment in transport infrastructure, workload in the UK is at a 15 year high and is set to remain steady. Internationally, demand for UK engineering expertise is strong.
But keeping up with the market demands that the profession looks to clients' needs, improve efficiency, reduce costs, embrace new technology and innovate.
Civils 2002, NCE's live event at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre in June, will help this process. By putting key clients in front of innovative suppliers, giving manufacturers direct access to key specifiers and putting projeect management expertise in close contact with contractors, Civils will be just the place for the industry to exchange information, nurture ideas and stimulate growth.
The three day event will be the biggest gathering of construction and build environment professionals, and the logical place to renew contacts and stimulate business leads. The catalogue will provide full details of exhibitors in advance to help visitors make best use of their time at the show. Civils will be held alongside the Pipelines 2002 and Interbuild shows, increasing the ability to network.
With more than 500 companies exhibiting their products, services and expertise, Civils 2002 will be the place to see and discuss latest technologies.
There will be demonstrations, expert advice and opportunities for hands-on examination. By bringing all the biggest players in the industry together Civils 2002 will provide a rare opportunity to compare and contrast the services and products on offer.
Alongside the exhibits will be a range of special features to drive learning, including a programme of technical seminars, a series of agenda-setting keynote presentations by senior figures from in and around the industry, and high level daily debates tackling some of the construction industry's most pressing issues.