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BUILDEX Alberta
October 26 & 27, 2022
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

FREE TO ATTEND SESSIONS AT BUILDEX ALBERTA

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

BUILDEX MAIN STAGE

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.

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

TECHCENTRIC AND DEMONSTRATION STAGE

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.

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.

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.

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.

HOW TO TAKE PART

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

John Connell
Senior Sales Manager
Phone: +1 778.320.8763
Email: john.connell@informa.com

Glen Reynolds
Sales Manager
Phone: +1 647.507.3944
Email: glen.reynolds@informa.com