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October 18 & 19, 2023
Calgary Telus Convention Centre

Special Combined Event

BUILDEX Industry Leaders Breakfast and CCA Builders, Owners & Consultants Workshop

Wednesday, October 26, 8:00am – 12:00pm

BUILDEX Industry Leaders Breakfast

Wednesday, October 26, 8:00am – 9:30am
(Registration at 7:30am for 8:00am start)

BUILDEX Alberta is delighted to host the inaugural BUILDEX Industry Leaders Breakfast, supported by Calgary Construction Association. As the Province’s economy rebounds strongly, the building and construction industry faces new prospects, responsibilities, and decisions to create a more commercially sustainable future. This Leaders Breakfast provides a welcome reception, Keynote address from Dr. Brian Sinclair, networking and prelude to the CCA’s Building, Owners & Consultants workshop.

Keynote Address

Quality + Design: Reconsidering + Resetting Means, Methods, Sectors + Systems

Over much of the modern era the definitions of quality in environmental design have focused on the more conventional & conspicuous aspects, such as form, materials and aesthetics. Traditionally, the production of professionally ‘designed’ buildings transpired primarily for and in domains of power and privilege, with a focus on building as sculpture and architecture as object.

In a contemporary era characterized through crises, existential threats and need for greater social equity, it is vital to reset the way we conceive quality in the built environment. Dr. Sinclair’s current research dramatically reconsiders and builds on this notion. Join this keynote address to examine the status quo, question present approaches, and envision a way forward with new concepts of quality as a fundamental part of the equation for improving our buildings, places, spaces.

Dr. Brian R. Sinclair, FRAIC AIA (Intl)

CCA Builders, Owners & Consultants Workshop

Wednesday, October 26, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Join us for a morning at BUILDEX Alberta as CCA hosts the first Builders, Owners & Consultants (BOC) event since 2019.

Starting in 2013 BOC has traditionally sought to brings together key stakeholders from each of these groups to facilitate multi-disciplinary conversations and workshops designed to embrace the challenges and opportunities that face us when seeking to deliver great results in the built environment.

Over the last few years much has changed so this event is intended to be a regroup with a view to this CCA led initiative embarking on its next chapter.

The morning will begin at the BUILDEX Industry Leaders Breakfast with a keynote by Dr. Brian Sinclair related to Quality and Design - Reconsidering & Resetting Means, Methods, Sectors & Systems.

Following a short break we will reconvene for a facilitated group workshop that will consider both the definitions of quality in the built environment as well as the barriers that exist. The results of the workshop will be compiled in a report that will be shared with all attendees and will serve to inform our next steps.

Please join us as this valuable session is fundamental to our mission to build a better Calgary.

How to Take Part

For sponsorship opportunities relating to the BUILDEX Industry Leaders Breakfast, contact:

John Connell
Senior Sales Manager
Informa Connect
Phone: +1 778.320.8763

For sponsorship opportunities relating to the CCA Builders, Owners & Consultants Workshop, contact:

Adrian Nagle
Director, Industry Engagement
Calgary Construction Association
Phone: +1 403 554 4772