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BUILDEX Vancouver
March 23 & 24, 2022
Vancouver Convention Centre West

2022 Features

TECHCENTRIC

TECHCENTRIC is the focal point for innovation and technology on the BUILDEX tradeshow floor. Here, an industrial-style conference stage is set amongst emerging technology start-ups and internationally renowned software providers. TECHCENTRIC is the home of technology at BUILDEX.

BUILDEX Main Stage

NEW for 2022: The BUILDEX Main Stage is the grandstand for big names and big conversations at the heart of the tradeshow floor. Industry leaders, innovators and community practitioners will use this platform to discuss a range of issues changing the way we design, construct, and manage BC’s real estate.

ConTech Hardware Innovation Showcase

Your search for the latest ConTech hardware ends here! Find new solutions, discover what industry peers make of them, and ask your questions at the BUILDEX Innovation Showcase. BUILDEX, SCIUS Advisory and a panel of industry experts are here to examine, question and demystify new-to-market ConTech Hardware solutions ready for implementation on today and tomorrow’s construction sites.

Unbuilders X MGA

Unbuilders X MGA will create a visual and experiential display that confronts the largest single contributor to our overflowing landfills — construction and demolition waste. Current practices of construction and demolition produce 40% of the solid waste in Canada — equal to 4M tonnes of waste per year. Within this ‘waste’ lies the potential for one of the greatest tools we have as an industry to build low carbon buildings.

ConTech Software Innovation Showcase

From digital twins and design simulation to machine learning and material marketplaces, the search for the latest, relevant and reliable ConTech software is laborious. BUILDEX, CanBIM and a panel of industry experts are here to help. Take this opportunity to see new technologies and solutions quickly, efficiently and with commentary from respected industry peers.

PHC Pavilion + Learning Lab

Passive House Canada returns as the hub for high performance building materials, products, and systems at BUILDEX. Including eight thought-provoking sessions on their own conference stage, the Passive House Canada Exhibition Pavilion is the place to learn about high-performance, energy efficient, innovative and electrified buildings, right on the BUILDEX tradeshow floor.

PAMA – Stream, Networking Area & Luncheon

The PAMA Networking Area features over [#] exhibiting companies offering products and services to the property management industry. On the conference level, PAMA’s stream of educational content provides essential insight, learnings and updates for professional strata and rental property managers. NEW for 2022: Attend the PAMA members lunch and awards ceremony on March 23 from 11:30am to 1:00pm.

BC Wood Pavilion

The BC Wood Pavilion at BUILDEX features locally sourced and produced Wood Products from some of BC’s top manufacturers and suppliers. Come and visit the show floor to learn more about innovative wood architecture and engineering, BC’s forest resources, wood industry advancements and services and more.

IDIBC Afternoon & Function

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Central Bar

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ICBA CEO Breakfast

Kicking off BUILDEX is the annual ICBA CEO Breakfast, this year featuring two of B.C.’s best minds in real estate, Bob Rennie and Andrew Ramlo of Rennie Group. Bob and Andrew will talk about the trends in real estate, how and why B.C. property values exploded so quickly after the COVID-19 lockdowns, and what we can expect in residential construction. Plus ICBA President Chris Gardner shares the results of ICBA’s annual Wage and Benefit Survey, which looks at the state of the construction industry.

BUILDEX Construction Keynote — Solving BC’s Skilled Labour Shortage

The Lower Mainland, Province of BC and Canada faces a skilled labour shortage. BC’s construction industry alone may be short 23,000 skilled workers by 2029. This Keynote addresses what BC’s construction workforce needs to look like by 2030, initiatives currently moving the needle to get it there, where investment is lacking, and the consequences of not hitting the target.

In Conversation with Keynote

The In Conversation with Keynote features three prominent interior designers from the Pacific North West. The session will tour their work before diving into their careers, inspiration, philosophy and global outlook. Given the current times, each will be asked about their new pandemic-induced realities: What’s changed, how they have remained fresh and inspired, and what are the new challenges facing their practice?