Construction industry displays latest tools and equipment
14 May 2013 Last updated at 12:52 BST
Construction has been a weak spot in the British economy and the last set of figures show that output is at its lowest in 15 years.
But there are some signs that things could be improving, as one sector - equipment hire - is doing well.
The UK's largest construction equipment exhibition, Plantworx, is taking place in Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, where hundreds of companies are hoping to build up some new orders.
Steph McGovern reports.