Road trip for Ben Johnson as we attend "Ecobuild" 2012

The future of construction?

This month we’ve been out and about visiting not just one but two exhibitions, both covering current trends in the marketplace. Ecobuild 2012 at ExCel, London which showcased the latest in Sustainability and Environmental Build followed by Yorkshire Mafia Conference 2012 which provided an excellent platform for local businesses, with a strong focus on the impact of social media.

Last week Ben Johnson attended the Ecobuild exhibition at ExCel, London. It was a great day but with so many stands to visit our feet were pretty sore later that afternoon! It was also encouraging to see how this area of business is growing so rapidly and we forsee that environmental factors are going to be increasingly important in the construction industry in years to come. Looking forward, we can also see the potential for being more environmentally aware when planning office spaces. The benefits of this approach are twofold, firstly by doing our bit for our planet but also considering the cost benefits long term when installing utilities such as economical heating and lighting products.

There were a few stands that stood out for us, one of which was Rexel, who were positioning themselves as a total solutions provider, showcasing their expertise in providing the total energy efficiency solution. Cutting edge technology includes the latest in LED lighting, airsource heat pumps, solar power and even an electric car! To find out the latest on their environmental building solutions please click here

Whilst we were there we came across a rather interesting stand for a business called The Tactility Factory. This design and production enterprise involves textile designers, concrete specialists and architects who have developed a new “analogue and digital craft approach” that creates memorable textured surfaces by expanding the potential of concrete from a cold, grey, acoustically harsh and unappealing surface to something that is warm, colourful acoustically soft and appealing. Please contact rebecca.sparnenn@benjohnson.co.uk for more information on this product.

We also had a chat with the girls at Zenex Solar who’s hot pink stand and matching uniforms really stood out from the rest, it was also nice to see a fellow Yorkshire based company exhibiting. Zenex are one of the UK’s leading solar wholesalers. You can find out more about Zenex here

Posted in Interiors - 27th March, 2012

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