23 November 2023 | Hilton London Bankside

The festival of technology and innovation



TechFest delivered a unique forum showcasing and celebrating the latest technological developments and innovations within the constructions and civil engineering industry.

This Construction News and New Civil Engineer TechFest even it certainly one not to be missed!

Belinda Smart , deputy editor of New Civil Engineer , commented:

“The winners of this year’s TechFest Awards are a source of inspiration. Their efforts show that technological and digital innovation continue to break new ground in construction and engineering, driving solutions to some of today’s most pressing challenges and positioning industry and the wider community for a better future."

Colin Marrs , editor of Construction News said:

"The Techfest 2023 Awards and conference paint a picture of a construction and engineering industry that is truly coming of age on technology. We are at an exciting tipping point for adoption that is boosting productivity and helping firms drive up standards – from design to logistics to safety – higher than ever before.”

“I congratulate all tonight’s winners. Each and every firm and individual shortlisted is taking the industry to a new level and should be proud of their achievements.”

TechFest will return for 2024. Register your interest and be the first to hear when entries open.


The TechFest Awards showcased and celebrated the innovations and technologies driving the civil engineering and construction industries forward. 

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 were bigger than ever with 18  categories designed to celebrate the projects, teams and companies doing most to harness technologies that drive the construction and civil engineering industry forward.

The entry deadline for the 2023 awards has passed. We will launch the 2024 awards early next year. 

Festival programme

On Thursday 23 November Construction News and New Civil Engineer hosted the TechFest daytime conference. The festival brought together the whole supply chain of over 200 attendees. This year the festival programme featured three new interactive content stages plus many other immersive event experiences. 

Innovation Accelerator

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

All shortlisted organisations for this category were invited to present on the Big Ideas Stage at the TechFest event, to our panel of esteemed judges. These organisations formed the Start Up Zone at the event and given a complimentary event stand offering a fantastic exposure opportunity to network with industry leaders.

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