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WITH LITTLE TIME to draw breath from London Build, the Oliver Kinross series of regional construction industry expos travels north to Scotland’s major industrial hub to present the view from across the border. In just one major hit Scotland Build has established itself as the leading event to cover construction opportunities north of the border. After a very successful event last year, Scotland Build will return to Glasgow’s SECC on 23-24 November, doubling in size and featuring over 150 international exhibitors, showcasing the latest projects, developments, investment and opportunities. As with all of the Oliver Kinross series of city-based construction exhibitions, Scotland Build will be accompanied by a two-day conference examining all the major issues facing the industry in Scotland, together with a wealth of CPDaccredited workshops. New ‘Focus Zones’ will include an Architects Zone, a Market Intelligence Zone, a Skills Hub and many more. The Expo is attended by all the key players in the Scottish construction industry, including architects, contractors, developers, government and solution providers. As is the case throughout the UK, the major issues facing the construction industry are housing, infrastructure and energy supply. Those priorities will be reflected at Scotland Build by a number of specialist seminar sessions. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon recently announced the upcoming Programme for Government to MSPs at Holyrood, with updates on significant investment across those very three issues. Over the course of the life of the present Parliament, almost £20bn will be invested in major infrastructure projects, over £3bn will be invested in affordable housing and a new Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) will start in 2018, accompanied by regulation focused on improving the longterm energy efficiency of the current building stock. That theme will be reflected at Scotland Build with a number of seminar sessions. Patrick Flynn, head of housing and regeneration at Glasgow City Council, will lead a Panel Discussion on A Collaborative Approach to Tackle the Housing Crisis, at 2.05pm on 23 November. Scotland is uniquely placed in the UK to lead the way in sustainability and renewable energy. A number of sessions will address those issues, led by experts in the field. They include a Panel Discussion on Sustainability in Scotland’s Build Environment – Supporting Europe’s Sustainability Plans and a series of presentations on offshore wind and tidal power. The Architects’ Zone will be an exclusive area for architects to engage, learn, network and be inspired! A Project Wall will showcase the latest projects from a wide range of established and emerging architects from Scotland. BIM will also figure large, with a number of sessions offering advice. In common with the series of regional construction expos from Oliver Kinross, Scotland Build will also feature the successful series of Meet the Buyer sessions and seminars on training and design. Marking the culmination of the first day of the show, the Scottish Construction Awards will recognise the achievements by those that have played a defining role in delivering exceptional quality, innovation and service and in driving the industry forwards. Not to be outdone by London Build’s Oktoberfest, this year’s Scotland Build will feature the Scottish construction industry's very own Beer & Whisky Festival on 23 November. As with London Build, Construction National will be acting as a media partner for Scotland Build, with staff on hand to introduce new friends to the publication. q www.constructionnational.co.uk

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1CHK 2016 mag p1 108 online  

Construction London Build 2016 Scotland Build 2016 Zoos Land of the Lions London Zoo Brexit Working at Height NASC CISRS PASMA CPD MEWPs Roo...