BUILDEX Alberta, the largest event for the holistic building industry, is back this Fall!
BUILDEX is the voice of the building industry today, and the vision of its future, bringing together talent from across industry to interact, learn and discover the newest innovation of a market in constant transformation.
Join your industry peers, including Architecture & Design, Engineering, Construction and Property Management professionals, for 2 days of connections, learning and sourcing new partners.
Leading Alberta's Built Environment to a High-Performance Future
2023 Show Features
BUILDEX Main Stage
The BUILDEX Main Stage is the home for big ideas and our industry Keynotes at the heart of the tradeshow floor. Industry leaders, innovators and partners will discuss a range of issues changing the way we design, construct, and manage Alberta’s real estate.
All sessions on the BUILDEX Main Stage are free to attend for all pass holders.
BUILDEX Industry Networking Reception
Back by popular demand! Reconnect with industry peers and make new contacts as professionals from all sectors of the building industry come together at the BUILDEX Industry Networking Reception. Head to the Central Bar for a complimentary drink after conference seminars end on Wednesday, October 18.
Product Demonstration Stage
Discover the latest products, services, and technologies from across the building and construction industry at the Product Demonstration Stage. Find new solutions that will transform your business and save you time and money.
Exclusive Seminar Content + Partners in the Expo Hall for Alberta’s Built Environment
Homebuilding & Renovation
BUILDEX Alberta Snapshot
Experience BUILDEX Alberta Before You Arrive!
We’ve partnered with Aaron Chute and MCW Consultants to give you a glimpse at the 2022 BUILDEX Alberta trade show floor. It’s your chance to see everything that BUILDEX has to offer, and prepare for the 2023 event.
Earn Continuing Education Credits at BUILDEX
Select seminars from across the educational program are accredited for continuing education credits by AAA, IDCEC and BOMI. Check out the seminar program for more information.
BOOKING FOR 2023
BUILDEX is the voice of the building industry today, and the vision of its future, bringing together talent from across industry to interact, learn and discover the newest innovation of a market in constant transformation. Our events enable Architecture & Design, Engineering, Construction and Property Management professionals to immerse themselves in dialogue through a meaningful platform for industry advancement.
Trending Industry News
Calgary arena deal reached, will be built in Rivers District
CTV News- April 25, 2023
The City of Calgary has signed a deal paving the way for construction of a new arena.
The city has reached agreements, in principle, with the province, Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC) and the Calgary Stampede to proceed with the creation of the Culture + Entertainment District in downtown Calgary, in the Rivers District, including a new and publicly-owned event centre. The deal is valued at $1.2 billion. The city is contributing 44 per cent, or $537.3 million, and 56 per cent is being contributed by both the province ($330 million) and CSEC ($356 million). Mayor Jyoti Gondek made the announcement at a Tuesday afternoon news conference on the corner of 14 Avenue and Fifth Street S.E., close to the aging Saddledome.
Alberta boosting career-focused programming for middle, high school students
Calgary Herald- April 17, 2023
The moves are important to mitigate an anticipated shortage of skilled labourers in Alberta in upcoming years, the province said
Alberta is increasing access to career-related training for students in grades 7 to 12, the latest move from the UCP aimed at bringing a greater vocational focus to the education sector. Education Minister Adriana LaGrange said at a Monday news conference the province is implementing several recommendations from a task force convened last summer to review career education for middle- and high-school students, and evaluate how best to prepare students to transition from K-12 education to a job or post-secondary studies.
Varcoe: What's the answer to decrepit office buildings in Calgary? Knock them down
Chris Varcoe - Calgary Herald - March 15, 2023
The city will offer grants to approved property owners to tear down 'inefficient and end-of-life buildings that negatively impact downtown vibrancy'. Calgary has a partial solution to the problem of decrepit downtown office buildings languishing in the city’s core.
It seems like a counterintuitive suggestion: blow something up to make things better. Yet, it’s one new piece in a broader strategy to eliminate six million square feet of vacant office space from the area by 2031. On Tuesday evening, city council approved the terms of reference for the Downtown Office Demolition Incentive Program.
ACA Board Changes
ACA admin- Feb 17, 2023
At ACA’s Annual General Meeting at the end of January new Chair Trevor Doucette (Graham Construction) was elected as John Winter (Cooper Concrete) moved into the Past Chair role. Joining them on the management committee is Jason Portas (PCL) and Jen Hancock (Chandos) formerly the Edmonton Construction Association representative on the board. Trevor joined ACA’s management committee in 2 years ago. Trevor has been chair of Edmonton Construction Association and serves on the Canadian Construction Association board.
Calgary’s ongoing downtown revitalization efforts to receive a $5M funding boost from the province
CTV News Calgary- February 2, 2023
The province will pump $5 million into the revitalization of Calgary’s downtown core.
Announced Tuesday, $4 million of the Government of Alberta’s money will go to the City of Calgary and $1 million will go to the Calgary Downtown Association.
According to the province, the injection of dollars is meant to build on Calgary’s recent momentum.
“The renewed Alberta Advantage continues to attract more companies to set up shop, which creates jobs and opportunities in our province,” said Brian Jean, minister of jobs, economy and northern development.
Calgary's construction worker shortage could impact 2023 economy in big way
Timm Brunch - CTV News - Jan 19, 2023
A shortage of skilled construction workers is causing concern in Calgary. The city's population and demand for new builds is only growing, but many sites are having a tough time supplying the staff. The Calgary Construction Association estimates there could be as many as 4,000 staffing vacancies in the city. It says the shortage is largely rooted in supply and demand. "The industry is kind of in the middle of a perfect storm," association president Bill Black told CTV News.
"There's a lot of people retiring and few coming in to (replace) them. For our city to continue to grow, our industry needs to be able to staff up at the levels that we want so we can respond." Demand for builds – many complex – is only increasing.
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Treaty Number 7
BUILDEX Alberta is taking place in the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre which is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda.
Calgary is situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis”. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.