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BUILDEX Alberta Exhibitor Manual
October 23-24, 2024
BMO Centre at Stampede Park

Wed Oct 23: 9:30am - 6pm
Thurs Oct 24: 9:30am - 3pm

Regulations - Health, Safety & Security

Please review the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre's Building Regulations for Exhibitors as well as the information below before coming onsite. 


Fire Safety Regulations

FIRE REGULATONS - These requirements have been prepared in conjunction with Calgary Fire Department. For further clarification please see the Calgary Fire Department Indoor Special Event Requirements (Dated August 2011) posted on the City of Calgary website:

  • Exhibitor’s materials and/or equipment, etc. must remain within the space assigned.
  • Aisles must be kept clean and uncluttered at all times. The following aisle widths must be maintained at all times for trade and consumer shows: at the front and back of the Exhibition Hall CDEX 11.5 feet or 3.5 metres and the cross aisles are 8 feet or 2.5 metres.
  • Fire exits, hose cabinets and pull stations are to be in full view and kept clear at all times.
  • Decorative materials, tents, canopies, etc. (See the Calgary Fire Department Indoor Special Event Requirements for further details).
    • All commercial made materials used for draping or decorating, such as, but not limited to, drapes, signs, banners, acoustical material, hay/straw, split bamboo, plastic cloth, canvas, etc. shall be of non-flammable material and shall conform to CAN/ULC-S109 standard. The exhibitor will have to conduct must provide certificates and labels on items available for the CFD or a representative of the CTCC.
    • All non-commercial decorative materials used for draping or decorating must be treated and maintained in a flame retardant condition with the use of flame retardant solution. Appropriate document must be provided showing which product was used and when it was treated. The flame retardant product used on the decorative material must conform to CAN/ULC-S109 standards. In addition, the Exhibitor must conduct a match flame test in NFPA705, “Field Film Test for Textiles and Films.” Copies of the appropriate documentation on the product used, the MSDS for the product and a sample of the match flame test must be available for CFD or CCCA representative must be available for review. The Fire Department or the CTCC may choose to test any materials brought into the CTCC. Materials in violation shall be immediately removed from the building.
    • Tents, canopies, etc. must be approved for indoor use and have a permanently attached label indicating conformance to CAN/ULC-S109. Displaying of tents, canopy, etc. must conform to the requirements in the Calgary Fire Department Indoor Special Event Requirements document.
  • Packing materials (such as excelsior-shredded paper and the like) must be returned to the empty cartons. Accumulation of these materials and empty cartons or crates is prohibited in the booth area. Storage of these items must be arranged with your show services provider.
  • No hazardous display of any nature will be permitted in any areas of the CTCC. This includes open flames, hot coals, candles, LPG (liquid propane gas) lighters, charcoal grills, flammable gases, liquids or solids, LPG containers, toxic gases, liquids or solids, hazardous chemicals or any hazardous gas, liquid or solid of a similar nature.
  • No propane is allowed in the CTCC.
  • Helium-filled balloons are permitted in the facility. Helium tanks must be stored at the loading dock. Helium and compressed air tanks, while in use and/or being transported to the room(s), are to be secured on an appropriate cart. An hourly labour charge will be levied for removal of balloons that have risen to the ceiling.
  • SDS (Safety Data Sheets) will need to be provided to the CTCC and Show Management for products brought into the facility. Please contact the Operations Department for additional information.
  • If vehicles are being brought in, minimum gas levels apply.
  • Open Flame – Approval must be obtained from the CTCC, please contact Operations Department at 403-261-8559 and an open flame permit must be obtained from the CFD