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16 March 2020

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UK Connect showcase new technology at Futurebuild 2020

In March 2020, UK Connect attended the Futurebuild event where we exhibited new technology in the Digital Impact zone, demonstrating what connectivity can enable on your site. Managing Director, PJ Farr also spoke on the Digital Impact main stage on ‘The Art of Possible: Digitalising your construction site’.

What is Futurebuild?

Futurebuild brings together 27,000 industry influencers and shapers to drive real change. A world class knowledge programme alongside an immersive exhibition of 450 innovative and inspiring brands, with a host of networking opportunities.

futurebuild stand

Showcasing new technology

The UK Connect exhibition area was hosted by Technical Consultant Chris Bowers who ran a PPE recognition demonstration system to showcase the object detection technology. We also had our enterprise grade routers running to showcase our broadband solution, with a sneak peak of a new advanced performance router.

A disaster recovery demonstration focused on power sources was run to show how our routers can run off a backup battery unit for 24 hours.

The stand generated much interest as a first look into what is to come for the construction industry and discussions turned to how this will impact the way in which construction sites operate.


Networking and conversations starters

UK Connect hosted a drinks reception in the Talking Digital Space where conversations led to 5G and the current state of the UK’s mobile infrastructure.

Managing Director, PJ Farr gave a presentation on ‘The Art of Possible; Digitalising your construction site’ where he explored the many possibilities technology has to offer to improve construction site efficiency and improve health and safety.


Overall, the event was a great opportunity to network with influencers from the industry, have open discussions about the direction of house building industry and capture some new innovative ideas that will help shape the future of this sector.

UK Connect are the UK’s leading provider of communications to the construction industry. Please see our services for how we can help you, or get in touch on 0333 015 5368.

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