As we near Spring, the industry show calendar begins to focus on sustainable building, with Ecobuild taking place March 20-22, at the ExCel Centre in London. Ecobuild is an event for sustainable design, construction and the built-environment, which will see over 1,500 exhibitors display their products.
ln addition, there are more than 130 seminars, bathroom taps, live demonstrations and a free conference programme which spans the themes of Design, Architecture and Sustainability; Making Sustainable Construction Happen and Beyond Construction: Achieving a Sustainable Future.
The Conference programme engages in big picture debates, from the role of science and technology through to the psychology of climate change. lt will also focus on more tangible issues of how the UK construction sector needs to change, the role of architects, refurbishing the existing stock and building more houses. And for the first time, RIBA CPD sessions will also be taking place at the show over the three days.
Plus there is a RIBA BITESized auditorium of 15 – minute talks and Q&A sessions and a RIBA village, including bookshop. For designers and architects specifying sustainable bathrooms or kitchens, there are a variety of exhibitors taking part. Armitage Shanks, Ideal Standard, Roca, Geberit, Thomas Dudley, Moores Furniture Group, Wedi Systems and Twyford Bathrooms will be among the bathrooms exhibitors taking part. And they will be joined by the likes of Zip Heaters, Westag & Getalit, Trianco and CaesarStone representing kitchen manufacturers.