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7 things to see at Digital Construction Week

The UK’s leading event for innovation and technology in the built environment, Digital Construction Week (DCW), returns to ExCeL London on 5-6 June 2024.

Explore the future of AECO, get inspired and connect with other industry innovators at Digital Construction Week (DCW).

Learn about the latest trends in digital construction, from BIM and AI to robotics and sustainable solutions. Meet companies driving architecture and design, construction, engineering, and operation forward.

Discover how to use new technology to improve your projects, teams, business, and the built environment.

The free-to-attend expo features two days packed of inspiring content. Including 300+ speakers across 10 stages, 120 hours of CPD accredited education, 150+ exhibitors, live demos, workshops, networking drinks, and much more.

If that isn’t enough to convince you to attend, here is a round-up of the top seven things you can expect to see at this year’s DCW.

  1. NEW: Robot Demo Zone

Experience live demonstrations of state-of-the-art technologies at the Robot Demo Zone. A selection of DCW’s most pioneering exhibitors will be showcasing the latest advances in construction robotics in action in a mock construction environment.

Get up-close with tech ranging from mobile robots to articulated robotic arms. And learn how these cutting-edge solutions are automating processes, increasing safety and reducing operating costs.

  1. Start Up Village 

The Start Up Village returns once again for 2024, in partnership with the C-Tech Club and sponsored by Eleco. This area is the go-to spot on the show floor for technologies and concepts that have the potential to solve the industry’s biggest challenges.

Head over to meet the teams behind 10 emerging brands with boundary-breaking ideas for AECO, including Voyage Control, Optimise-AI, Sytrix and Konstructly.

  1. NEW: Table Talks Theatre

Introducing Table Talks – a brand-new theatre space focused on round tables and workshops. Take a seat and join live debates on a variety of topics including AI, people and change, carbon reduction and much more.

  1. NEW: Construction Disrupted Podcast live

The Construction Disrupted Podcast will be recording live in DCW’s new dedicated studio. Presenter Peter Sumpton will be interviewing some of the best in the built environment for a revealing look at innovation and technology in AECO. Drop by and listen in or sign up for a link to all the episodes.

  1. Information Management Exchange (IMx)

The Information Management Exchange (IMx) is back, in partnership with nima and sponsored by the UK BIM Framework. This year it’s bigger and better than before, with a dedicated classroom built right on the show floor. Sessions will be longer, more in depth, and fully interactive. Don’t just sit and listen – get involved, share your views and find the answers you’re looking for.

  1. DCW Happy Hour

Raise a glass with fellow AECO innovators at DCW Happy Hour. Head to the DCW Lounge at the end of day one to grab a beer, juice, or mocktail and blow off some steam. This is your opportunity to network with speakers, peers, and colleagues, and make new connections.

  1. BIM Networking Drinks 

Another exciting networking opportunity is the BIM Networking Drinks, sponsored by DCW, Revizto, Soluis, Digital Guerrilla, Edify, and Innovating Futures. These social drinks will take place on Tuesday 4th June with the venue being confirmed soon. But don’t worry, the location will be easy to get to following day one of DCW, just a few stops from the ExCeL on the Elizabeth Line.

Places are limited and invitations will be sent out closer to the event. There’s no need to worry if tickets sell out though, as a whole host of after-hours networking events are also taking place. Keep an eye on the DCW socials for more information.

Discover the innovations transforming the built environment 

As always, the latest solutions from 150+ leading built environment brands will make up the central exhibition at the show.

DCW acts as a one-stop shop for you to learn how to use new technology to improve projects, assets, teams and business directly from the companies driving AECO forward.

The disruptive technologies and solutions set to be on display include digital twins, augmented reality, information management, automation and AI, drones, robotics and much more.

Meet the teams behind the tech and discover how these solutions can help your business be more efficient, collaborative, connected, sustainable and profitable.

An array of inspiring brands have been confirmed to exhibit at the ninth edition of DCW. These include Autodesk, Bentley Systems, Bluebeam, Causeway Technologies, Glider, IFS UK, Mission Room, MSite, Paperless Construction, Procore, Sir Robert McAlpine, Symetri, Strata, Trimble, Twinit, Xinaps, YardLink, and many more.

Learn and get inspired in the education programme 

It’s not just in the central exhibition where the latest industry innovation will be in the spotlight. There are also 10 theatres located around the show floor, running free-to-attend talks, informative panels discussion, interactive workshops and more.

Hear from 300+ industry experts and get up to speed on the latest ideas shaping architecture and design, construction, engineering, and operation.

Speakers from Bryden Wood, Skanska, Laing O’Rourke, Restoration & Renewal (HoP), AECOM, John Lewis & Partners and Heathrow are just a few examples of big names who were part of the 2023 line-up.

The theatres are focused on some of the key areas shaping the built environment. These include information management, geospatial, digital transformation, people and change, asset management, net zero and more.

Expect to be inspired and informed by high profile presenters and curated panel discussions covering the industry’s most pressing issues, exploring new ideas and actionable insights. The full programme will be announced in April.

Glowing reviews

Gary Cowan, Head of Digital Construction at Kane Group comments on his visit to last year’s show: “Digital Construction Week brings all the major movers and makers of the worldwide construction industry together under one roof, for knowledge sharing, networking, and an opportunity for everyone to grow off each other professionally. An essential event that should not be missed.” 

Elaine Allen, Industry Lead for the Built Environment at Microsoft, echoed this, saying: “A great event showcasing the latest innovative technology and trends within the built environment. The seminars covered diverse topics led by expert speakers. I look forward to attending again next year.” 

Register for DCW 2024

Don’t miss your chance to get ahead and experience cutting-edge technologies, ground-breaking innovations, and a thought-provoking education programme at Digital Construction Week.

The event will take place on 5-6 June 2024 at ExCeL London. Register for your free trade ticket by clicking here. To keep in the loop with show updates, please visit or follow the event on social media.