23 November 2023 | Hilton London Bankside

The festival of technology and innovation

Welcome to TechFest 2023, powered by Construction News and New Civil Engineer

Construction News and New Civil Engineer are joining forces to deliver you a unique forum showcasing and celebrating the latest technological developments and innovations within the construction and civil engineering industry.

The TechFest event will provide a unique opportunity to celebrate the teams, projects, and companies leading the charge in embracing low-carbon solutions, forward-thinking strategies, and digital transformation. The event will take place over a full day, immersing attendees in a programme of engaging content designed to showcase industry leading solutions and the technologies and innovations driving the construction sector forward.

 Join us for an immersive full day programme, to learn and celebrate those at the forefront of the industry driving cutting-edge solutions and the latest technological advancements. TechFest offers you a chance to connect with like-minded individuals and industry experts, and engage with clients and suppliers driving the adoption of new technologies.

This Construction News and New Civil Engineer TechFest event is certainly one not to be missed!


The TechFest Awards will showcase and celebrate the innovations and technologies driving the civil engineering and construction industries forward. 

The entries for the awards are open!

The TechFest awards represents a unique opportunity to celebrate your successes within the civil engineering and construction sector and gain national recognition for your achievements, with publicity across both New Civil Engineer and Construction News.

This years awards are bigger than ever with 21 categories for you to enter and celebrate the those projects, teams and companies doing most to harness technologies that drive the construction and civil engineering industry forward.

Entries are free and you can enter as many categories as you wish to increase your chances of winning.

You have until midnight on Friday 07 July 2023 so make a start today!

For help with your entry/entries please call Ben on 020 3953 2653 or email him at Ben.Davidson@emap.com

Festival programme

TechFest 2023, powered by Construction News and New Civil Engineer, will provide a compelling day of content that moves beyond a traditional conference, highlighting the forward-thinking application of technology as well as innovation in the design, build and materials used in the infrastructure and buildings sectors.

The festival programme brings together the whole supply chain to network and learn what is happening in the sector and take away key learnings and innovation to implement in your projects.

This years event will feature three new interactive content stages plus many other immersive event experiences. 

Innovation Accelerator

The Innovation Accelerator celebrates the best SMEs and Startups offering tech or innovation solution or product for the built environment sector.

All shortlisted organsiations will be invited to present on the Big Ideas Stage at the TechFest event, to our panel of esteemed judges. These organsiations will also form the Start Up Zone at the event and be given a complimentary event stand offering you a fantastic exposure opportunity to network with industry leaders.

The winners of the Accelerator will be announced during the prestigious evening gala awards ceremony.

If you are a small medium enterprise (SME) or Start up that has an exciting technology or innovative solution for the construction or engineering sector we want to hear from you!

Start your free entry today through the Innovation Accelerator Awards category.