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October 18 & 19, 2023
Calgary Telus Convention Centre


New technologies and methodologies are helping transform and revitalize architecture. How will the shift to digital design impact architecture going forward? Join your industry colleagues at BUILDEX Alberta on October 26th and 27th and learn what some of the new technologies and solutions are in architecture and design for this year and beyond!

Featured Architecture Exhibitors

BarrierTek - Booth 814
Can-Cell Industries Inc. - Booth 819
Digital Solar Corp. - Booth 410
DuRock Alfacing International Ltd. - Booth 307
Ecoplast Solutions - Booth 301
ESP Engineered Site Products Ltd. - Booth 406

FalCan Industries Ltd - Booth 718
Hush Acoustics - Booth 629
Innotech Windows + Doors - Booth 608
NBS - Booth 329
Nexxgen Building Systems - Booth 617
Pliteq - Booth 602

ROCKWOOL - Booth 628
Solstice Stone - Booth 816
TILTCO Architectural Products - Booth 523
Upper Canada Forest Products - Booth 302
Urban Measure - Booth 709
Vectorworks - Booth 225

Featured Architecture Sessions

Wednesday, October 26

W03 - First Things First: Good Pre-Design for Good Post-Project Outcomes
9:00AM – 10:00AM

W06 - Exploring Collaborative Delivery
10:30AM –11:30AM

W12 - Overcoming Growing Pains: The Strengths and Challenges of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
1:00PM – 2:00PM

W15 - Deep Energy Home Retrofits: Lessons Learned)
1:00PM – 2:00 PM

W25 - BUILDEX Keynote: Navigating Disruption and Rethinking Supply Chains
2:30PM – 3:45PM

Thursday, October 27

T02 - How Our Physical Environment Impacts Our Choices and Behaviors
9:00AM – 10:00AM

D06 - Vectorworks Architect: Design Without Limits From Sketch to BIM (Vectorworks)
10:00AM – 10:30AM

T09 - The Experience Matters: Cultivating an Amazing Project Team
10:30AM – 11:30AM

T13 - Do More in Less Time: Integrate Technology & Software to Accelerate and Thrive
11:00AM – 12:00PM

T16 - Only 5% of Designers Do This: Addressing Climate and Disaster Risk Without Breaking the Bank
1:00PM – 2:00PM

T25 - Hybrid Realities: The Future of the Workplace
2:30PM – 3:30PM

BUILDEX Architecture Keynote

Session W25 - BUILDEX Keynote: Navigating Disruption and Rethinking Supply Chains

Thursday, October 27
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

The construction supply chain is one of the largest industries 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 with mechanical contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, roofing trades, architects, and general contractors, as well as his experience consulting on medical supply chains and prototyping new solutions with the federal government of Canada – through 2 years of pandemic disruption – 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, pandemic consumer trends, as well as global conflicts are impacting our industry. Economic conditions will be considered and real examples from the industry explored. How can we move beyond temporary measures to find integrated solutions that offer greater value? The rest of the session will feature an interactive format to explore how the construction industry can work together to mitigate cost escalations and create a new kind of data driven, technologically empowered supply chain that builds resiliency through crises. Participants will be asked for their feedback on supply chain disruptions and to contribute ideas around the implementation of new processes and technologies.

Speaker: Cole Webber, Inventor, Designer, Author, Cole Webber Productions, Inc.

Must Attend Show Features

Net Zero Ready Materials, Systems and Solutions Innovation Showcase

Wednesday, October 26, 10:30am – 11:30am

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.

Try Your Hand: Master High Performance Wall Detailing for Airtightness

Wednesday, October 26, 9:30am – 4:00pm
Thursday, October 27, 9:30am – 3:00pm

NEW for 2022: Try your hand at installing high performance weather barriers and window detailing on the BUILDEX trade show floor. Gain hands on experience using innovative products and methods currently being used to deliver high-performing airtight and water-resistant buildings. Materials, samples, and instruction provided by SAIT on the BUILDEX tradeshow floor.

Product Demonstration Stage

NEW for 2022: 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.