In 2022, the construction industry is one of the largest and most innovative industries globally, and the UK has seen a massive surge in construction and engineering projects over the last decade. With this week being UK Construction Week, we thought we would take a look at a few of the amazing companies holding exhibitions at the ExCeL Centre in Central London.
HS2 Ltd (High Speed Two)
With the plans for a high speed rail network having first arrived to the UK in 2003 with the first section of High Speed 1 linking London to the Channel Tunnel, new designs and plans were put in place for a larger railway network to span the majority of the UK. High Speed Two (HS2) Limited is the company responsible for developing and promoting the UK’s new high speed rail network. It is funded by grant-in-aid from the government. HS2 Ltd is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Transport. HS2 is one of the largest and most complex infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the UK. HS2 Ltd is responsible for procuring and bringing together a supply chain of designers and contractors to deliver billions of pounds worth of contracts.
International Powered Access Foundation (IPAF)
The IPAF was first founded in 1983, with the aim of promoting the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide in the widest sense. This is achieved primarily through IPAF influencing and interpreting legislation and standards, providing technical advice and information, and establishing comprehensive safety initiatives and training programmes. As they are a non-profit member organisation, new and existing member can benefit from access to practical information and a growing portfolio of member services. They also have the chance to influence the legislation and regulations that govern platform use
Mates in Mind
Mates in Mind (established in 2016) has become a leading charity in the UK with the goals of raising awareness and understanding of mental health, helping people to understand how, when and where to get support, as well as trying to break the silence and stigma around mental health by promoting cultures of positive wellbeing throughout the industry. They work in tandem with a number of companies (for worker in or out of the construction industry) to help foster a more open-minded and healthier work environment.