February 14 & 15, 2024
Vancouver Convention Centre West
BUILDEX returns to Vancouver on February 14 & 15, 2024!
2024 CALL FOR SPEAKERS IS NOW CLOSED
BUILDEX Vancouver once again returns face-to-face at the Vancouver Convention Centre to explore the future of design, construction, architecture, engineering, homebuilding & renovation, and property management. The show will offer a comprehensive educational program with skills building seminars, workshops, panel discussions, and engaging keynotes to enable you to compete in today's evolving market.
We are looking for subject matter experts, innovators, industry veterans and passionate thought leaders to make their submissions for the educational conference program.
The submission is now officially closed. We thank all participants for their interest, you will be notified of the status of your application in early November.
BUILDEX Connects Webinar Series
The recent wildfire tragedies in Western Canada and other climate change related, natural disasters have served as a painful reminder of how communities must be prepared for when they happen. To explore opportunities to design urban infrastructure to help absorb the effects of future climate events impacting towns and cities, BUILDEX Connects is excited to present our upcoming webinar, titled Climate Resilience: Unlocking Cities for Disaster Relief, which takes place on October 12th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST.
This interactive webinar will emphasize the importance of collaboration and knowledge transfer among professionals and municipalities. The speakers will assess the risks of future climate data for the most common natural disasters, the challenges related to emergency evacuations, the suitable conversions of third spaces into emergency housing space, and more.
SHOW HIGHLIGHTS 2023
BUILDEX Vancouver is a unique opportunity for Architecture, Design, Engineering, Construction, Homebuilding & Renovation, and Property Management professionals to interact, learn and discover the newest innovations from a market in constant transformation.
In 2023, our industry speakers delivered over 100 hours of educational content. This included 81 seminars, 6 keynotes, 13 demonstrations, and 25 free to attend sessions covering pertinent industry themes including: Climate Resiliency & Retrofits, Decarbonization & Electrification, Innovative Building Technologies, Workforce Solutions.
Explore BUILDEX Vancouver 2023 in 3D
Take a walkthrough of the BUILDEX Vancouver 2023 tradeshow floor.
(Credit: Aaron Chute & MCW Consultants)
Now Booking for 2024
BC’s building industry is currently tackling significant challenges and opportunities: Increasing building performance, reducing embodied carbon, improving individual and community wellbeing, delivering affordable housing, and solving a construction workforce crisis.
90% of the BUILDEX audience plays an active role in the purchasing of new products or services. Contact us now for exhibition and sponsorship opportunities.
What to Expect
An extensive educational program offers sessions of interest to a range of professionals and provides technical updates relevant to Western Canada's most active development hubs!
Companies at the cutting edge of innovation will showcase their latest products and services that are transforming our industry, alongside established market brands and products.
BUILDEX Vancouver 2023 Attendee
BUILDEX is a fantastic place to explore what's new in the building and construction industry. An amazing place to find new & valuable connections
Earn Continuing Education Credits
Select seminars and workshops from across the BUILDEX educational conference program are accredited for continuing education credits by AIBC, IDCEC, BC Housing and BOMI.
Trending Industry News
Ranked: 20 Best Cities To Live In The World, According To A New Report
Forbes, Laura Begley Bloom, Senior Contributor - July 21, 2023
Looking for the best cities to live in the world, as well as the best places to live in the U.S.? Every year, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranks the best places to live in the Global Liveability Index 2023.
This year, the Index covers 172 cities, with rankings based on a number of categories, including stability, healthcare, culture, education and infrastructure.
The Winners: The Best Cities to Live in the World
For the second year in a row, Vienna, Austria, has been named the best city to live in the world. The authors of the report called Vienna out for its “unsurpassed combination of stability, good infrastructure, strong education and healthcare services, and plenty of culture and entertainment.” The rest of the top 10 included three Canadian cities (Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto), two Swiss cities (Zurich, Geneva) and one Japanese city (Osaka).
New hybrid timber floor system that could be used in tall buildings to be tested in B.C.
Joanne Lee-Young, Vancouver Sun, June 11, 2023
The testing will include how panels respond to different loads of weight and vibration, and how the responses change over time as the panels age. Structural engineer Thomas Wu remembers scribbling his initial calculations for a new kind of floor panel for high-rise buildings on a kitchen cloth. “I did them from a sketching,” said Wu, whose portfolio includes Vancouver projects such as the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, the Shangri-La Hotel, and the Shaw Tower.
Broadway construction too much to bear for beloved Vancouver business
Amir Ali, DH News, June 7, 2023
A Vancouver business operating on West Broadway for nearly 20 years is shuttering its physical store and suggesting that construction, COVID-19, and rising rent are to blame. Alpine Start Outfitters, located on 68 West Broadway, has been a fixture in that neighborhood since September 28, 2007. The general manager of Alpine Start Outfitters told us that her father started the business when he immigrated to Vancouver from Korea.
Construction companies say digital technology key to addressing labor shortages
Sammy Hudes, Vancouver Sun, June 7, 2023
TORONTO — Nine in 10 Canadian construction companies say they are dealing with a shortage of skilled labour or trades — and it’s affecting their ability to bid on projects and meet deadlines amid unprecedented demand. The industry widely views digital technology as a solution to addressing those shortages, according to a survey of 275 construction companies released June 6 by KPMG Canada.
B.C. facing a critical shortage of strata property managers, industry says
Simon Little & Aaron McArthur, Global News, March 21, 2023
British Columbia is facing an acute shortage of property managers as a growing number of people make their homes in strata properties.
More than 1.5 million people are estimated to live in B.C.’s 30,000 strata properties.But finding people to manage those properties is getting increasingly difficult, according B.C.’s Condominium Home Owners Association (CHOA).“We could easily use 200 or 300 managers in the industry tomorrow and it probably wouldn’t fill the gaps,” CHOA executive director Tony Gioventu told Global News.“It is getting dire, and it’s not just B.C., it’s across the country.”
In British Columbia, strata property managers must be licensed, a process that involves passing an exam and a criminal record check.
Construction to begin this month to upgrade the Granville Bridge
Amy Judd , Global News, Feb 8, 2023
Work to upgrade the Granville Bridge, part of the Granville Connector project, is set to begin this month.The City of Vancouver said this work will create a “safer, more accessible crossing for walking, rolling and cycling.” Two west-side travel lanes on the bridge will be converted to create separate routes, similar to the protected lanes on the Burrard Bridge.
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