UK Construction Week – Did It Help the Industry to Work More Closely Together?

UK Construction Week 2016 has recently taken place, involving thousands of construction professionals from across the industry and attracting over 650 exhibitors and around 24,000 trade visitors.

The event is well supported by trade associations, alongside major architecture practices, building product firms and contractors and has established itself as a must-attend series of exhibitions for all construction professionals.

In 2015, it was reported that over 2 million people were working in construction, but there was still a shortage of skilled labour. Construction Week provides a unique opportunity for its visitors and exhibitors to come together, recruit new staff, network with fellow professionals and learn more about the sector’s latest innovations.

As the industry has developed, we increasingly see architects, contractors and building product manufacturers working more closely together to combine their expertise and achieve the best possible results on a project. Trade events encourage and improve this type of collaborative working, which helps to improve the experience for all involved – particularly the end customer.

Often, if collaborative working doesn’t take place, issues can arise and the end result is added expense on a project and dissatisfied parties throughout the design and build chain.

UK Construction Week is helping to break down the barriers between the different players in the construction process and is encouraging a more integrated design and build approach.

Here at Panel Systems we have over 40 years’ experience in working alongside architects and contractors to deliver bespoke architectural panels and cladding boards to meet project requirements. With extensive CNC capabilities and an expert team, we can produce insulation boards and panels to exact sizes and close tolerances to meet specific installation and build schedules.

If you’d like more details about UK Construction Week visit or alternatively, if would like some more information on the products and services we provide call: 0114 275 2881 or email

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