February 14 & 15, 2024
Vancouver Convention Centre West
BUILDEX VANCOUVER RETURNS IN FEBURARY 2024!
BUILDEX Vancouver is Western Canada’s largest business to business forum connecting the holistic building industry. This is your opportunity to experience the dynamism, progress and innovations at the forefront of Canada’s built environment.
GET READY FOR BUILDEX VANCOUVER 2024
In 2024, BUILDEX Vancouver is celebrating a milestone anniversary - 35 years of connecting Western Canada’s built environment. It's a big deal, and we want you to join us for the celebration. Our next event promises to continue to deliver the educational seminars, networking opportunities, product demonstrations, keynote sessions and trade floor experiences you've come to expect from BUILDEX.
Don't miss your opportunity to experience innovations, achievements, and progress of Canada’s built environment, all firsthand. Meet, network, learn and source new products alongside industry colleagues and influencers from every corner of the building industry on February 14 & 15, 2024.
Explore BUILDEX Vancouver 2023 in 3D
Take a walkthrough of the BUILDEX Vancouver 2023 tradeshow floor.
(Credit: Aaron Chute & MCW Consultants)
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.
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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, 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
Dan Fumano: 'Precipitous' drop in residential land deals in Vancouver a bad omen for future housing supply
Dan Fumano, Vancouver Sun, Oct 24, 2023
The Vancouver area has had a sharp decline in the volume of deals involving residential development sites.
Earlier this month, when Tony Letvinchuk got the latest figures on the volume of residential land deals in Greater Vancouver, he expected a continued drop.
As managing director of Macdonald Commercial Real Estate Services, Letvinchuk hears regularly from brokers at his company and from others in the local real estate industry.
“It’s a real challenge to close deals for residential land. So it wasn’t totally unexpected,” Letvinchuk said. “Having said that, the drop-off was even more precipitous than I expected.” The new figures, from the national analytics firm Altus Group, show that the number of sales of undeveloped residential land in Greater Vancouver declined in each of the past five quarters, plummeting more than 85 per cent in the third quarter of this year from the second quarter of last year. The value of those land sales dropped to $202 million from $1.43 billion in that time.
Federal government will remove GST on new rental housing builds, senior source says
Dylan Robertson, The Canadian Press, Vancouver Sun, Sep 14, 2023
LONDON, Ont. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will announce Sept. 14 that Ottawa is removing the GST on construction of new rental apartment buildings, according to a senior government source. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss matters that were not yet public.
The change would lower the cost of labour and materials for homebuilders, and is one of the components of an affordability announcement Trudeau was set to make in the afternoon, the source said.
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, Housing Minister Sean Fraser and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne are also to be at the announcement in London, Ont.
That is where most of the 158 Liberal MPs have been gathered for a three-day retreat aimed at strategizing their approach for the return of Parliament next week. Trudeau has said his focus is on hearing what constituents are telling MPs.
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.
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