February 14 & 15, 2024
Vancouver Convention Centre West
Powering the Future of Western Canada's Built Environment
BUILDEX returns to Vancouver on February 14, 2024!
Explore BUILDEX Vancouver 2023 in 3D
Take a walkthrough of the BUILDEX Vancouver 2023 tradeshow floor.
(Credit: Aaron Chute & MCW Consultants)
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BC’s building industry is currently tackling significant challenges and opportunities: Increasing building performance, reducing embodied carbon, improving individual and community wellbeing, adopting new technologies, and solving a construction workforce crisis.
BUILDEX is the voice of the building industry today and the vision of its future, bringing together talent from across industry to interact, learn and discover the newest innovation of a market in constant transformation.
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.
Connect with your clients across the building industry with unparalleled opportunities to showcase your products and grow your business.
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 educational program are accredited for continuing education credits by AIBC, IDCEC, BC Housing and BOMI.
Trending Industry News
The Future of Payment Processing in Construction and Trades
Bryce Choquer, Founder Penni Payments, February 2, 2023
Payment processing in the construction and trades sectors is significantly changing. Manual checks and cash transactions have been supplanted by digital payment systems. Companies now provide customers with a range of options, including credit cards, smartphone apps, and online bill payment portals. Better client experiences and faster, more secure transactions result from this. To simplify financial processes, many construction and trades organizations are integrating payment processing with invoicing and accounting systems. This post will look at the condition of payment processing right now, the advantages of digital payments, and how to pick the best option.
Government extends permanent residency program for 'out of status' construction workers
Vancouver Sun, January 20, 2023
The extension will allow another 1,000 to get permanent residency and address a labour shortage. The program only gives amnesty for people who have overstayed visas or permits.
The government is extending a program allowing construction workers who have overstayed work permits or visas to become permanent residents, as labour shortages continue to mount.In 2019, the Liberals launched a pilot program that allows out of status construction workers in the Greater Toronto Area to apply to stay as permanent residents. The opportunity to become permanent residents applies to their families as well, and almost all of the 500 spots in the program have now been filled.
B.C. plans $500M fund to keep older rental buildings with non-profits, not developers
CBC, January 12, 2023- Property Management
Fund will provide grants to non-profits to preserve affordable housing units
The provincial government has announced plans to create a $500-million fund that will enable non-profits to buy older rental buildings in B.C., rather than allowing those buildings to be sold to developers. The announcement Thursday was billed as a move to help protect tenants from rising rents across the province. "We're taking action to protect renters who found an affordable place to live, but are worried their building will be bought out from underneath them," read a statement from Premier David Eby.
5 transformative construction projects reaching completion in Metro Vancouver in 2023
Daily Hive, Kenneth Chan, January 5, 2023
Some of Metro Vancouver’s largest and most notable building and infrastructure projects currently under construction will reach completion in 2023.
In 2022, the first wave of the pre-pandemic office tower construction boom reached completion, including major projects such as Westbank’s Deloitte Summit, GWL Realty Advisors’ Vancouver Centre II, and Oxford Properties’ The Stack, which is now Metro Vancouver’s new tallest office building with a height of 530 ft — containing 37 storeys and 550,000 sq ft of AAA office space.The first two buildings of Burrard Place also reached completion in 2022, including One Burrard Place — Vancouver’s new third tallest building, reaching a height of 550 ft with 54 storeys with residential uses.
Employers slow to sign on to B.C. Construction Association recruiting drive
Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, December 4, 2022
The association launched the $21-million program that has drawn lots of potential employees, but not enough employers. British Columbia’s construction sector is forecast to be short 6,000 skilled tradespeople by 2025, yet employers have been slow to sign on to a program to recruit apprentices, despite payments of up to $10,000 per apprentice that comes with participation.
Vancouver green construction 'darling' sued over alleged breach of contract
Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, November 2, 2022
Nexii, a green building startup that is valued at over $1 billion, is being sued by a subsidiary of Burnaby headquartered Symphony Group after an attempt to crack the Ontario market
SHOW HIGHLIGHTS 2023
BUILDEX Vancouver is a unique opportunity for Architecture, Design, Engineering, Construction, Homebuilder & Renovator, and Property Management professionals to interact, learn and discover the newest innovations from a market in constant transformation
Over 150+ industry leading experts will provide insight, updates and education on what’s happening across Western Canada’s built environment through more than 80 seminars, panels, keynotes, workshops and demonstrations, 14 unique conference streams and 4 event themes - Climate Resiliency & Retrofits, Decarbonization & Electrification, Innovative Building Technologies, Workforce Solutions
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Buildings Canada Newsletter
Keep up to date with the latest news and trends in the industry. Buildings Canada is your source for upcoming events including The Buildings Show, BUILDEX Vancouver, BUILDEX Alberta, PM Springfest and ROOFTech, thought leadership presentations, product demonstrations, and breaking news in the built environment.