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BUILDEX Vancouver
February 26 & 27, 2025
Vancouver Convention Centre West

BUILDEX Connects Webinar Series

The newest digital destination for Western Canada's building industry. BUILDEX Connects provides professionals from the entire building and construction industry the opportunity to learn, network, and understand the latest developments, online.

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The concept of Biophilic Design is a popular green strategy which seeks to connect people with experiences of nature in the modern built environment. This is usually achieved through stunning water and plants features, as well as breathtaking views of nature from indoors, and has multiple documented physiological, psychological, and economic benefits. BUILDEX Connects is excited to present our April webinar, Successfully Implementing Biophilic Design.

Upcoming Webinars

Register for our upcoming webinars on the following topics.

Assessing and Selecting Low Carbon Materials for a Zero Carbon World

Thursday, May 9th, 12:00pm PT

BUILDEX Connects is excited to present our upcoming webinar taking place Thursday, May 9th, from 12:00pm-1:00pm PT, 1:00pm-2:00pm MT, titled Assessing and Selecting Low Carbon Materials for a Zero Carbon World. 

Zero Carbon buildings will soon be the new normal since embodied carbon is a significant factor (around 50%) in mapping architecture’s carbon footprint. Join our speaker, a respected collaborative project delivery and sustainable design expert, as he provides valuable insights on carbon smart choices in the design phase, cost-saving benefits of zero carbon buildings, and best practices on sourcing and selecting carbon-neutral building materials and systems.

Speaker

Shafraaz Kaba
Integrated Project Delivery Facilitator
EcoAmmo Sustainable Consulting

Optimizing Inclusive Design for a Neurodiverse Workplace

Thursday, June 13th, 12:00pm PT

BUILDEX Connects is excited to present our upcoming webinar taking place Thursday, June 13th, from 12:00pm-1:00pm PT, 1:00pm-2:00pm MT, titled Optimizing Inclusive Design for a Neurodiverse Workplace.

An estimated 15-20% of the global population exhibits some form of neurodivergence. The prevalence of neurodiversity is only expected to rise, making it critical to understand how our workplaces could be more inclusive of those who are neurodivergent. Neurodivergent employees represent a significant and largely untapped talent pool, often bringing highly valuable skill sets to the workplace in areas such as innovative problem solving, analytical thinking, and attention to detail. However, the typical workplace can get in the way of allowing those strengths to thrive and often amplifies challenges for those who are neurodivergent. 

Speakers

Meaghan Beever, Senior Strategist, Gensler

Kirima Isler, Strategist, Gensler

2024 Webinars On-Demand

March 2024

Decarbonization is the biggest challenge facing the Canadian Building industry. Reducing GHG emissions emanating from the production of construction materials and maintaining existing buildings will mitigate future climate impacts whilst ensuring retrofit buildings satisfy their basic design purpose. BUILDEX Connects Webinar Series is delighted to present “Avoiding Common Decarbonization Pitfalls for Existing Buildings and Realizing True Cost Savings” . Learn from their insights into the process of evaluating buildings for climate resiliency and occupant health and wellness, and how best to incorporate these considerations in your decarbonization strategy.

2023 Webinars On-Demand

September 2023

According to data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), more new rental apartments were built in Canada than any year in the previous three decades.

The increased number of commercial and residential buildings in Western Canada - with no expectations to stop any time soon - has been taking a toll on Property Managers. In British Columbia alone, there is a disheartening shortage of Property Managers who end up having to manage three times the number of units they should. Such demanding and stressful conditions push property managers to their limits, causing burnout, increased absenteeism, and even a change in careers. Therefore, addressing this vicious cycle now is of the utmost importance to prevent a critical escalation of the problem.

October 2023

2023 has the dubious distinction of being considered for the hottest year on record [Is 2023 going to be the hottest year on record?, Published], synonymous with burning highways and firefighter sacrifice. The number of emergency evacuations, including Yellowknife residents' evacuations to Alberta’s cities, is unprecedented. Future climate data tells us that “Summer 2023” is the new normal: long spans of hot, dry days, smoky skies, and evacuation alerts, even in regions without a history of wildfires. The rise of displaced peoples due to climate hazards like heatwaves, wildfires, and floods raises many questions about the suitability of third spaces typically used in disaster response situations, e.g., community centres, school gymnasiums.