Futurebuild 2024

Date: 5th - 7th March 2024   Time: 10:00 - 16:00/18:00   Location: ExCel London

ASBP was pleased to support Futurebuild, which returned for an 18th year, taking place at London’s ExCeL from 5th – 7th March 2024.

The event continued its mission in taking a stand for a better built environment, showcasing groundbreaking ideas, creative and inspirational innovations and crucial collaboration to help us set the stage for a greener, more resilient future.

More than 20,000 professionals from across the entire supply chain including architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, housebuilders, developers, consultants, contractors and manufacturers came together to explore real sustainable building materials and practices and methods of delivering construction projects that are smart and sustainable. Find out more at https://www.futurebuild.co.uk/.

ASBP exhibited on stand D64 in the Materials zone, showcasing the ASBP Awards finalists, curating three seminar sessions on mass timber, material reuse and low impact materials, and co-hosting drinks & networking on the Austrian pavilion. Find out more below!

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ASBP at Futurebuild 2024

Exhibition stand

Come and visit us at our stand no. D64 in the Materials zone. We will also be displaying our ASBP Awards 2024 finalists and winners on a special display alongside the Materials seminar theatre.


Increasing traceability and transparency in mass timber supply chains

Materials stage, Tuesday 5th March, 10:30-11:15 (45 minutes)

Forests play a vital role in maintaining the health of the planet, including carbon sequestration and biodiversity conservation. Construction uses approximately 40% of wood products globally, but complex supply chains make it challenging to understand the positive impact of sourcing sustainable timber. Discussions continue on the sustainability of wood solutions, with concerns over the harm to biodiversity from harvesting. As CLT and LVL becomes a popular choice for architects and builders, this view is likely to grow. The IMPACTT project aims to increase transparency in CLT and LVL supply chains, bridging the gap between forestry and construction and encouraging sustainable timber sourcing.

Chair: Simon Corbey, Director, ASBP


  • Dr. Asselia Katenbayeva, Research Associate, ASBP
  • John Kirkby, Executive Director, PEFC UK
  • Darren Thomas, CEO, DoubleHelix

Reuse Now! Accelerating the transition to a more resource efficient, circular economy

Materials stage, Thursday 7th March, 11:30-12:15 (45 minutes)

Join this session to find out more about:

  • Reuse Now! – ASBP’s new campaign, launched to encourage greater reuse of building materials within the construction industry and accelerate the transition to a more resource efficient, circular economy. What are the barriers, solutions, and how can we increase uptake?
  • DISRUPT – Steel is one of the most widely used and resource intensive materials used in construction. Although commonly recycled at end of life, the reuse of steel is minimal despite the apparent environmental, carbon and circular economy benefits.
  • The Innovate UK funded DISRUPT I and II projects (Delivering Innovative Steel ReUse ProjecT) are exploring the innovative reuse of structural steel in construction and encouraging the adoption of new circular economy business models.
  • A barrier preventing significant uptake of steel reuse is the lack of available material generated during refurbishment and demolition projects. How can we incentivise the demolition industry to favour reuse over recycling?

Chair: Dr. Katherine Adams, Technical Director, ASBP


  • Dr. Asselia Katenbayeva, Research Associate, ASBP
  • Debbie Ward, Circular Economy/Reuse Associate, ASBP
  • Howard Button, Demolition Expert, BHL Button Holdings Ltd

Innovating with Low Impact Materials

Materials stage, Thursday 7th March, 15.00-15.45 (45 minutes)

Join this session to find out more about the latest innovations in bio-based and low impact materials. Hear from Kenoteq on the K-Briq, a building brick that is unfired and made of 90 per cent construction waste; natural building material supplier Back to Earth on the latest innovations in low carbon, bio-based construction products; and Corksol on SprayCork, an award winning and innovative cork spray coating for new build and retrofit projects. 

Chair: Richard Broad, Associate Director, ASBP


  • Chris Brookman, Founder, Back to Earth
  • Lucy Black, Head Of Business Development, Kenoteq
  • James Erskine, Sales Manager, Corksol

See the full Knowledge Programme at https://www.futurebuild.co.uk/knowledge-programme/.

ASBP members and partners exhibiting at Futurebuild

  • ACAN – Stand D40
  • Back to Earth – Stand D68
  • CIBSE – Stand K28
  • Corksol – Stand E70
  • Firstplanit – Stand H59
  • Indinature – Sponsoring Futurebuild Bar: Stand G60
  • Low Carbon Materials – Stand J71
  • Natural Building Systems – Sponsoring Futurebuild Bar: Stand G60 (ASBP Awards 2024 Finalist)
  • One Click LCA – Stand B16 (Also sponsor of Futurebuild conference arena)
  • Parity Project – Stand P16
  • Preoptima – Stand J75 (ASBP Awards 2024 Finalist)
  • Soprema – Stand F42 (Also sponsor of Futurebuild conference arena)
  • Steico – Stand E40 (Also sponsor of Building stage)
  • UKGBC – Stand G30C
  • Washbox – Stand C24 (ASBP Awards 2024 Finalist)

See the full Exhibitor List at https://www.futurebuild.co.uk/exhibitor/.

Networking drinks on the Austrian Pavilion

Stand G10 (Advantage Austria), Wednesday 6th March 2024, 16:00-18:00

ASBP was delighted to co-host networking drinks with Advantage Austria at Futurebuild. Advantage Austria is the official promotion organisation for trade between the UK and Austria and has organised the Austrian Pavilion for the last 17 years. ASBP has a long-standing relationship with IBO, the Austrian Institute for Building and Ecology, who are a fellow natureplus representative.

What’s new for 2024: more collaboration, more innovation

  • Share your vision, show your stripes, and embrace the change will be the conference themes this year, highlighting the importance of climate change and the need to take action to work together to achieve a better built environment.
  • The National Retrofit Conference curated by the Retrofit Academy. It will consist of a three-day programme to examine in detail how we are to deliver retrofit across the UK at the scale needed, from policy to practical delivery.

Take a stand and be a part of the solution for shaping the future of the built environment. For more information, please visit www.futurebuild.co.uk.

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