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Glasgow looks forward once more to Scotland’s biggest industry event

Scotland Build – Scotland’s leading expo for the building and construction industry – returns to the SEC Glasgow on 20-21 March.

The free-to-attend show attracts thousands of decision makers from across Scotland’s construction industry, including all tier 1 contractors, housebuilders and housing associations, developers, sub-contractors, architects, specifiers, civil engineers, local councils, government, distributors, suppliers, manufacturers and many more.

In a welcome letter, the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown MSP, wrote: “The construction industry is a core sector of the Scottish economy, providing infrastructure to businesses across all sectors of the economy. We continue to work with the industry to promote best practice and research and development to foster construction excellence. This event is a great opportunity to access major developers, contractors and suppliers from across the country.”

The extensive exhibition will feature over 150 exhibitors showcasing their latest innovations, products and services, with the exhibition floor plan reading like a Who’s Who? of the Scottish construction industry. Meanwhile, there will be high-level networking sessions and drinks receptions across all zones for more tailored networking, including the Women in Construction Networking, SME Speed Networking and more.

The show also plays host to five dedicated conference theatres, with over 150 hours of free CPD conference and workshop sessions discussing the latest developments, challenges and opportunities across Scotland’s built environment.

The debate centres on four ‘Summits’: The Future of Construction; Sustainability; BIM & Digital Construction; and Architecture. In addition, the CPD Hub will address issues of Skills & Development, Building & Maintenance Solutions and more.

The sessions will be led by over 150 speakers from the best-known names in the industry: from BAM Construct UK, Mitie, Arup and Kier Construction, to the Scottish Government, Urban Union, Clyde Gateway and many more.

But Scotland Build is not your average construction show. Organisers Oliver Kinross believe doing business should be fun and have included within the event a Festival of Construction. The Festival of Construction includes entertainment, competitions, prize giveaways, live music and much more.

Scotland Build is also extremely active in the promotion of inclusivity, diversity and equality in the industry. The annual Women in Construction Networking Event in Glasgow, now in its third year, will take place on 21 March and is sure to attract thousands of empowering women working in construction for its open panel discussion session – with plenty of networking.

The involvement of more than 50 high-profile partners enables Scotland Build to continue delivering on the exciting content and high-level networking for everyone in attendance. The Built Environment Networking Hub will host free-to-attend, exclusive networking events across the two days, including the Builder’s Breakfast, Architects Hub, Festival of Construction and more. The show offers an unparalleled opportunity to build connections, gain inspiration from industry thought-leaders and win business.

Gordon Reid, business development manager at Keir Construction, summed up the feelings of many who attended last year’s show: “As in previous years, the Scotland Build expo has been extremely well-attended and supported by the construction industry. Our stand had a high interest and our talk on community benefits has already sparked significant interest. Well worth attending.”

To join Scotland’s building and construction industry at their biggest coming together, register for free tickets at or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.