Important Dates and Events

International days, weeks and months are highlighted on the calendar and monthly sections below.

Sites should be aware of these important dates and events, and involve the workforce and/or community wherever possible.

Click on a link to find out more information about an event. You can also get ideas about how your site or company could get involved in important dates and events to interact with the community, raise awareness or make charitable donations.

For a full list of Scheme specific events, including Webinars, click here.

 

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Upcoming events


March 2024

1 - 31

Join CRASH’s BIG March for CRASH

Walk 10,000 steps each day in March and fundraise for CRASH – you will be supporting vital construction projects across the UK for homelessness charities and hospices.

3

World Wildlife Day

This campaign aims to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna, flora and living creatures, and raise awareness of the need to protect and preserve them.

4 - 9

National Careers Week

National Careers Week encourages education providers to bring together students, local employers and advisers through careers events and activities.

5 - 7

Futurebuild

Futurebuild has been at the centre of the building industry for 14 years, establishing itself as the leading UK exhibition and conference for the sustainable construction and energy markets.

7 - 9

UK Construction Week – London

ExCeL London

The UK largest built environment event. Three days of a curated programme of seminars and CPD sessions across seven theatres, covering a myriad of industry topics.

8

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

15 - 31

The Great British Spring Clean

The Great British Spring Clean is an event organised by Keep Britain Tidy which calls on #LitterHeroes across the country to help improve their local environment.

18

Building and Construction Summit

Hilton, London Canary Wharf

A unique event where senior construction, clients property development and contracts professionals can meet with innovative and competitive suppliers to the industry for focused business meetings and networking.

22

World Water Day

This day can help to raise awareness of water usage and make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues.

April 2024

7

World Health Day

World Health Day is coordinated annually by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

This day focuses on raising awareness of health issues with this year mainly focusing on issues surrounding Depression.

22

Earth Day

Earth Day aims to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and is coordinated annually by The Earth Day Network.

28

Workers Memorial Day

The Workers Memorial Day is intended to serve as a rallying cry to “remember the dead, but fight for the living”.

May 2024

13 - 20

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week helps to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues.

 

20 - 26

Learning at Work Week

This event run by The Campaign for Learning invites workplaces across the country to mark the importance of learning and development.

23

Construction Industry Dragon Boat Challenge in aid of CRASH

Surrey Docks Water Sports Centre, London

The popular afternoon event  in aid of CRASH charity is back for its 24th year! The event is organised by NewWave Events with Building Magazine as Media Partner.

26

Ride with CRASH at RideLondon – Essex 100 Mile Cycle

The iconic event will see cyclists complete the 100-mile closed road route from London, to Essex and back again finishing at Tower Bridge.

June 2024

1 - 7

Volunteers’ Week

This week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.

Many use this week to support members of their workforce to volunteer in the local community.

3 - 9

Child Safety Week

Child Safety Week is an annual campaign run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented.

 

5

World Environment Day (WED)

World Environment Day (WED) is the biggest, most globally celebrated day for positive environmental action coordinated by the United Nations (UN).

17 - 23

Learning Disability Week

Learning Disability Week is coordinated annually by MENCAP.

This event focuses on the issues affecting people with a learning disability and their families.

23

International Women in Engineering Day

International Women in Engineering Day is held annually to promote careers in engineering for girls and celebrate the achievements of female engineers.

July 2024

5

The Construction Industry Regatta in aid of CRASH

Port Solent Marina, Portsmouth

The Construction Industry Regatta in aid of CRASH (formerly the CRASH Sailing Cup) is an exclusive event which will be hosted on board Sunsail’s fleet of luxury  yachts, and will raise money for CRASH – the construction industry’s charity.

September 2024

5

International Day of Charity

On this International Day of Charity, the United Nations invites everyone to commemorate the Day in an appropriate manner, by encouraging charity, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.

10

World Suicide Prevention Day

This campaign aims to raise understanding about suicide and highlight effective prevention activities.

29

World Heart Day

World Heart Day is coordinated annually by the World Heart Foundation.

This day focuses on creating healthy heart environments. By ensuring that everyone has the chance to make healthy heart choices wherever they live, work and play, World Heart Day encourages us all to reduce our cardiovascular risk, and promotes a heart-healthy planet for those around us.

October 2024

1 - 3

UK Construction Week – Birmingham

NEC, Birmingham

The UK largest built environment event. Three days of a curated programme of seminars and CPD sessions across seven theatres, covering a myriad of industry topics.

1 - 31

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This campaign focuses on highlighting the importance of breast cancer awareness, education and research.

1 - 31

Stoptober

This campaign takes place every October.

A stop smoking challenge, which if you participate, you are five times more likely to stay smokefree for good.

10

World Mental Health Day

The annual event promotes mental health education, awareness and advocacy. This year’s event will be focusing on mental health in the workplace.

16 - 17

Highways UK Conference

NEC Birmingham, Hall 5

The Highways UK event brings together the people responsible for planning, developing, managing, maintaining, and future-proofing the nation’s roads networks. This free event includes talks from industry leaders, an exhibition space with over 300 exhibitors and opportunities for networking. CCS is proud to be a Partner of this event.

18

Anti-Slavery Day

This day raises awareness of the prevalence of modern slavery and encourages people to help address the problem.

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