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October 18 & 19, 2023
Calgary Telus Convention Centre


NEW for 2022: Extended programming and free to attend educational sessions, product demonstrations and Keynote discussions on the BUILDEX Tradeshow Floor and Conference Level.


W05 - BUILDEX Keynote: Higher Interest Rates and Energy Prices: What Does This Mean for Alberta’s Housing Market?

Wednesday, October 26
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

The uncertainty of the Canadian economic outlook is compounded by an unchartered recovery from a global pandemic. What do the economic analysis reveal about the current state and outlook of the real estate market in our region? Join Ann-Marie Lurie as she provides insight into the economic climate and factors impacting Alberta’s housing market.

Speaker: Ann-Marie Lurie, Alberta Real Estate Association

W11 - Creating Psychological Safety on Your Jobsites

Wednesday, October 26
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

We know WHY psychological safety is important in the workplace. But HOW do you go about changing the culture and WHAT should you be focusing on for impactful results?

The construction industry is plagued with a reputation of misogyny and disrespect. Some of it well-earned, but, despite our best efforts, really hard to shake off. At SAIT we are training the next generation of the construction workforce. SAIT course outlines do not cover psychological safety, but we still integrate these critical concepts into our training. This session will cover how YOU can determine the real climate of psychological safety on your jobsites and how you can start improving the reality to change the construction narrative. A balanced workforce is a better workforce where everyone benefits. Let's get started!

Speaker: Reva Ramsden, SAIT

W25 - BUILDEX Keynote: Navigating Disruption and Rethinking Supply Chains

Wednesday, October 26
12:30 PM – 3:45 PM

The construction supply chain is largely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The problems posed by the pandemic as well as new problems continue to ripple throughout the industry. How are these problems interrelated? Why have we not seen a return to normal yet? Will we ever?

The speaker will draw on interviews from mechanical and general contractors to suppliers, and architects, as well as on his experience consulting and prototyping new solutions with the federal government of Canada to reveal the wide-ranging factors that have impacted the supply chain. Participants will learn about the background of the supply chain crisis and how issues ranging from climate change, working from home and pandemic consumer trends, as well as global conflicts are impacting our industry. Economic conditions will be considered and real examples from the industry explored. The rest of the session will explore how the construction industry can work together to mitigate these problems.

Speaker: Cole Webber, Cole Webber Productions, Inc.

T07 - Building Gender Equality in Construction

Thursday, October 27
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Due to a growing labour shortage within the construction industry, increasing the pool of skilled workers is necessary. In the construction industry, many women can have rewarding careers, however in Canada, women still only represent around 7% of onsite workers within the industry. A diverse workplace is an asset to any industry and having a more gender-balanced work environment not only increases the potential labour-pool, but a more diverse staff will result in broader ideas and approaches to problems.

What do the statistics show? Why do women continue to be underrepresented? Join us for a discussion on what actions we can take today to contribute to a positive shift towards gender equality in the construction industry.

Jyoti Gondek, Mayor, City of Calgary
Kristen Hallberg, Manager, Product & Solutions, WEDGE Environmental Monitoring, United Rentals
Jeff Pieper, Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Engineering
Kayla Browne, Architect, BOLD Workshop Architecture
Lara Murphy, Co-founder, Ryan Murphy Construction

T14 - The Future of Insurability in the Construction Industry

Thursday, October 27
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Over the past 10 years, the insurance landscape has changed drastically in the construction industry. As projects have become more complex and delivery methods have changed, several new risks have emerged. As such, coverage has been increasingly challenging to acquire and underwriters are asking a whole new set of questions. What claims are now being paid, and is there a possibility that these items may not be covered in the future? Join us as we seek to answer these questions and discuss the future of insurance in the construction industry.

Speaker: Colin Hasick, Marsh Canada Ltd.

T22 - BUILDEX Keynote: From Smart to Aware Buildings: Evolution of Smart Building Technologies to Drive Operational Efficiencies, Comfort, and Cost Savings

Thursday, October 27
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Learn how smart buildings systems are evolving towards holistic monitoring, management, and control platforms where disparate applications are integrated, data is centralized, and diagnostics and automated control can be performed remotely to improve performance and increase efficiency.

Topics to be covered:

  • Data acquisition strategies for systems, spaces, and equipment
  • System Integration from internal building systems and external data sources
  • Application of rules-based analytics to perform ongoing fault detection diagnostics
  • Use of machine learning and AI to enable predictive maintenance and augmented control

Speaker: David Unger, Sentient Buildings


D01 - Building Better with Exterior Insulated Sheathing: A Live Build Demo (Nexxgen Building Systems)

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

What if you could build a net-zero ready exterior wall by using OSB? Building to net-zero standards will soon become the new normal and builders need solutions that solve the problems they face today and fulfill the code requirements of tomorrow.

Join this session to experience a live build of two wall assemblies: one built using exterior insulated sheathing and one built using traditional building materials. You’ll see firsthand how exterior insulated sheath results in a more energy efficient wall that is built in a fraction of time compared to traditional building materials.

Exterior insulated sheathing combines sheathing with other layers of the building envelope, such as insulation and a rainscreen, into one product to streamline the construction process and eliminate thermal bridging without extra construction steps or tradesmen.

Are you interested in building better using simple solutions? If so, this demonstration is for you.

D02 - Monitor. Analyze. Optimize. Reliable Team Management to Increase Production and Profitability (TradeSpecifix)

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

TradeSpecifix is more than a platform, it’s a team. We all know that technology is ever-changing across sectors and that there is a real need & opportunity for its integration in the construction industry. Having real-time access to documents and key information across teams and projects can greatly increase productivity, and ensures contractors are able to collaborate and communicate effectively. But how can this technology help solve problems? What problems need solving? And how can they be solved? Join us to find out.

D05 - Optimizing the Electrified Home (Schneider Electric Canada)

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Energy use monitoring is an integral part of any smart home. It helps you keep tabs on your home by notifying you when devices are on or off, and monitors home energy usage in real-time, for a safer and more efficient home.

Homes are soon expected to become the single largest consumers of electricity and the biggest contributor of carbon dioxide emissions.  The COVID-19 pandemic has further changed way we live and work, resulting in home energy usage increasing by 20% across many communities.  Today, we live in an electrified world where nearly everything is connected, and the home is no exception. To measure, control, and protect this home ecosystem, we need insight from the grid to plug.

Join this session to discover smart and sustainable solutions that are a perfect fit for this purpose.

D07 - Advanced Solutions for the Built Environment

Thursday, October 27, 2022
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM


D08 - Efficient Environmental Monitoring Technology for Your Jobsite

Thursday, October 27, 2022
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM



W10 - Net Zero Ready Materials, Systems and Solutions Innovation Showcase

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

NEW for 2022: Your search for the latest net zero ready products ends here! Find new solutions, discover what industry peers make of them, and ask your questions at the BUILDEX Innovation Showcase. BUILDEX, SSRIA, Foresight Canada and a panel of industry experts are here to examine, question and demystify new-to-market net zero ready solutions ready for implementation on today and tomorrow’s construction sites.

D03 - Empowering Business (Sage Intacct Construction)

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Sage Intacct Construction is native cloud accounting software that gives general contractors, specialty contractors and real estate developers the control you need to manage every part of your project with ease.

Sage Intacct tracks and measures performance and key metrics in real-time within dynamic dashboards. It adds reporting horsepower to your business with uninterrupted, real-time tracking and reporting of multiple locations and entities with multi-currency.

Sage Intacct Construction is built for the cloud, with an open API for easy integration between solutions.

W18 - The Role of the Digital Twin in Asset Lifecycle Development & Operations to Meet Sustainability Goals

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

As an industry, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to meet sustainable development goals and digitalization plays an increasingly important role in our search. Using digital processes and new technologies can help to protect the environment and make more of our current building and infrastructure resources.

D06 - Vectorworks Architect: Design Without Limits From Sketch to BIM (Vectorworks)

Thursday, October 27, 2022
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

A demonstration to see what Vectorworks Architect can do for your design process and your architectural projects. Join the speaker as they go from initial hand sketch to drawing, modelling and rendering in a fully integrated BIM workflow – All within the same platform. Whether you are an architect or designer who is looking for a flexible, design-oriented solution or you are an existing user who wants to take your practice further, this session is for you.

T13 - Do More in Less Time: Integrate Technology & Software to Accelerate and Thrive

Thursday, October 27, 2022
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Keeping up with client requests, trade partner and team member communication, administrative tasks, and project management is a daunting task for any residential construction business in today’s rapidly paced market. Many business owners want to incorporate technologies into their business but don’t know where to start as the options of software systems available are overwhelming. In this seminar, we will dissect typical workflows and processes in residential construction and show you where to add technology pieces to automate and accelerate tasks with the goal of achieving more in less time. Attendees will walk away with invaluable insight into which platforms leverage and de-leverage your firm’s most precious commodity: TIME.

T15 - ConTech Software Innovation Showcase

Thursday, October 27, 2022
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

NEW for 2022: From digital twins and design simulation to machine learning and material marketplaces, the search for the latest, relevant and reliable ConTech software is laborious. BUILDEX, Building Transformations and a panel of industry experts are here to help. Take this opportunity to see new technologies and solutions quickly, efficiently and with commentary from respected industry peers.

Conference Rooms

W16 - Designing for Climate Ethics

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Location: Glen 208

Professional ethics regulations require Canadian architects and engineers to consider the environmental impact and act with integrity as they design. What does this mean in an environment of both climate crisis and limited budgets? This presentation will explore the concept of designing for climate ethics using case studies, feedback from regulating bodies, and precedent setting examples from around the world. Participants will come away with new tools to inform social and environmental procurement and design, evolving industry practices.

Sam Lane, Associate, Building Performance Engineer, Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Adam Stoker, Sustainable Infrastructure Engineer, City of Calgary

W21 - Strategies to Infuse Inclusion & Diversity Into Your Organization

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Glen 205

This panel will share the grassroots experience of starting an Inclusion & Diversity movement within a large organization. How does one begin to develop strategies for Inclusion & Diversity? What are some of the action drivers to developing a roadmap plan? How are Employee Resource Groups (ERG) structured, and are they effective? You will hear from staff members – representing various voices within the industry – that were part of this movement because they shared a vision: our lived experience has a crucial role to play in this movement and ground up work is needed to facilitate change.

Elise Laderoute, Project Controls Coordinator, Ledcor
Lisa Gibson, Project Director, Ledcor
Darryl Wright, Learning Specialist, Ledcor
Jason Louis, Senior Manager, Client Relations, Ledcor
Sanaz Moaveni, Planner/Scheduler, Industrial, Ledcor

W23 - Embedding ESG Into Corporate DNA Through Technology

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Glen 208

Organizations are facing more rigorous expectations and higher scrutiny from stakeholders to incorporate ESG into their products, projects, and services. These days, climate change and the strive for net-zero dominates the sustainability conversation – especially within the built environment sector. It is one thing for a company to develop a strategy and claim sustainable practices; it is a completely different story when it comes to fundamentally embedding ESG into the DNA of everything a company does. Technology is the great equalizer in this regard, as it enables companies to track, manage, and report on ESG factors such as greenhouse gas emissions, set meaningful targets to track progress against, and even leverage predictive analytics to understand future risks and opportunities that can enable better carbon governance, strategy, risk management, and target setting. This session will focus on how technology can enable companies to embed ESG more fundamentally into their corporate DNA and in turn, become more intentional corporate citizens.

Speaker: Jake Salpeter, Manager, RSM Canada

T03 - Stopping the Profit Bleed in Your Homebuilding or Renovation Business

Thursday, October 27, 2022
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Glen 205

Running a homebuilding or renovation business in 2022 is a lot like balancing a tray full of champagne glasses: one wrong move could spell disaster. There are many variables that define success when it comes to profiting in today’s challenging market. In this seminar, we will unpack the 5 key things to ensure you’re watching in order to minimize the profit bleed and ensure you profit as you deserve.

Speaker: Bryan Kaplan, Founder, ConstructionConsulting.Co Inc.

T12 - Financing Decarbonization: Using Alternative Financing Concepts to Unlock New Opportunities in the Private and Public Sectors

Thursday, October 27, 2022
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: Glen 209

Self-financing can only take us so far. Is it time to consider alternative financing?

This presentation will explore SOFIAC’s unique financing model that supports delivery of our collective net zero targets by 2050 without requiring substantial capital outlay by property owners.

T18 - Save Time, Cut Costs & Increase Productivity with 3D Virtual Site Models

Thursday, October 27, 2022
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Location: Glen 205

We all have a common goal: achieving a successful construction project in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. With the digitization of the fourth industrial revolution, technology is transforming the way we design, construct, and manage property assets. With accurate, interactive 3D virtual site models you can increase your team’s access to real-time data from project design to construction to property management, decrease labour costs, and increase efficiencies. This is only a glimpse into the endless possibilities 3D virtual site models can have on improving your productivity and successful property asset management.

Speaker: Aaron Chute, Construction CA, Commissioning Specialist, MCW Consultants Ltd.

T24 - Finding and Bidding on Federal Contracts

Thursday, October 27, 2022
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Glen 201-202

Procurement Assistance Canada is a federal government team designed to help businesses navigate the federal government procurement process and opportunities found in the $24 and $26B procured per year of goods, services, and construction. We conduct webinars, presentations, and work one-on-ones with businesses, all for free. This session busts myths and perceptions of the federal contracting process, provides a live demo of the tools for businesses to find potential contracting opportunities, and shares information of other programs to support businesses.

Speaker: Dolan Bogus, Outreach and Procurement Team Lead, Procurement Assistance Canada

T27 - Innovative Financing & Contracting for Green Building Retrofits

Thursday, October 27, 2022
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Glen 206

Building retrofit is an essential pathway to decarbonize our built environment. However, many barriers exist in accelerating the retrofit rate toward a net zero 2050 target beyond the technological or engineering challenges. This session will discuss some of the innovative financing and contracting strategies being used by public and private sector building portfolio managers. The panel will offer diverse perspectives from the design industry, asset owners, engineering consulting, and energy service company (ESCO). Addressing overcoming information challenges, supporting decision makers, and financing needs – the largest barriers in the retrofit industry and for asset owners – this session will help showcase some of the learnings and strategies to enable portfolio scale building retrofits on the path to a net-zero future.

Faisal Ali, Senior Business Development Executive, Honeywell Energy Solutions Group
Arsheel Hirji, Sustainability and Climate Resilient Building Specialist, MTA Urban Design Architecture Interior Design Inc.
Erin Bird, Leader, Grants, Partner & Industry Relations, City of Calgary


Do you have a new product, innovation or service to launch or promote? Contact:

John Connell
Senior Sales Manager
Phone: +1 778.320.8763

Glen Reynolds
Sales Manager
Phone: +1 647.507.3944