From June 13th to 15th, 2023, the East of England Arena and Events Centre in Peterborough will be buzzing with excitement as industry leaders, manufacturers, and plant specifiers come together to showcase the latest equipment, technologies, and techniques in the construction industry.
The construction industry has come a long way in the past few decades, and technology has played a significant role in that progress. From machine control to telematics, GPS systems, and safety systems, technology has transformed the way construction sites operate.
Machine control systems have dramatically improved the precision of construction equipment such as excavators, bulldozers, and graders. By utilising GPS technology, these systems are able to provide real-time guidance to operators, enabling them to complete tasks with greater accuracy and speed. This in turn minimises the need for rework, saves on material costs, and ensures projects are completed on schedule. Telematics, on the other hand, enables remote monitoring and management of construction equipment. By collecting data on equipment usage, fuel consumption, and maintenance requirements, site managers can make informed decisions about asset allocation and maintenance schedules, leading to better utilisation and reduced downtime.
GPS systems have become indispensable tools on construction sites, allowing for accurate positioning, mapping, and tracking of equipment and personnel. This has streamlined workflows and improved coordination among teams, resulting in increased productivity and efficiency. In addition, real-time tracking enables quick response in the event of an emergency or theft, ensuring site safety and security.
To showcase the latest advancements in construction equipment technology, Plantworx is launching the Get Connected Technology Zone, a dedicated space for technology providers in the construction equipment sector.
The inaugural Futureworx exhibition in 2022 was a massive success, demonstrating the industry’s appetite for new technology. As a result, the Futureworx team has been asked by leading construction innovators to recreate an element of this event at Plantworx. The Get Connected Technology Zone will showcase the technology and innovation that will drive productivity on construction sites, leading us into the construction site of the future.
The new zone will bring together companies that have new and innovative ways of delivering solutions. The focus will be on the people-plant interface, telematics, the connected site, and safety systems. Companies such as Leica Geosystems, Thomas Plant, Unicontrol, Sitech, Sodex Innovations, Plinx Connect, MachineMax, GKD, and FTC have already confirmed their exhibition space in the Get Connected Zone, hosted in the indoor arena.
The outside Get Connected exhibitors and sponsors include Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe, Conquip Engineering, Sitech and Thomas Plant, and a range of OEM machines in operation. These exhibitors will demonstrate their systems in action on ‘working machinery,’ which will have the inside exhibitors’ technology previously installed. Exhibitors will arrive ready “to plug and play,” demonstrating the ease of integrating new technology into existing construction equipment.
According to Sean Scarah, Plant and Logistics Director for Balfour Beatty Asset and Solutions Division, the focus is no longer on just diggers, but on a whole connected site where 3D machine control and autonomous plant help to deliver a project and help us on our journey to Net Zero. To achieve this, industry solution and equipment providers, supply chain partners, IT specialists, and clients must work collaboratively together.
In addition to showcasing the future of the construction site, Plantworx 2023 will also highlight the key challenges facing small and medium-sized construction sector companies in the areas of immersive technologies and data. The event will provide an excellent opportunity for attendees to learn about new technologies and the ways they can benefit their operations.
Registration to attend the event (13-15 June 2023, at the East of England Arena and Events Centre, Peterborough) is open for your free fast-track entry tickets to the show – visit Plantworx-2023