Coming Soon!  BUILDEX Alberta 2020 – November 30 to December 4, 2020

After two decades in the province operating separately as BUILDEX Calgary and BUILDEX Edmonton, BUILDEX Alberta was formed in November 2019.  The repositioning of the two shows into one provincial platform, supported by a local team out of Calgary, has created the province’s largest business-to-business event connecting the entire Albertan building industry.  

“For more than 20 years, industry professionals in Alberta have relied on BUILDEX for continuing education, networking, generating new business and finding new products,” says Patti Stewart, Executive Vice President, Informa Canada.  “We are committed in both 2020 and beyond to deliver our events and support the building & construction industries.”

This year, the event will be delivered 100 per cent virtually as part of Buildings Week happening November 30 to December 4, 2020, and will be brought to you by both The Buildings Show and BUILDEX Alberta.  Looking ahead, BUILDEX Alberta will seek to return to a stronger, live, face-to-face event in 2021.

Buildings Week brings together five key events in Canada’s building industry calendar: BUILDEX Alberta, Construct Canada, PM Expo, Homebuilder & Renovator Expo, and World of Concrete Toronto Pavilion.  This unification of events has enabled the development of a powerful online platform that will be of tremendous benefit for attendees, sponsors, speakers, and exhibitors, virtually connecting more than 70,000 design, construction, and real estate professionals across Canada.

By BUILDEX Alberta going virtual as part of Buildings Week, the province’s building industry will now have access to over 120 professionally accredited, educational seminars, and extensive networking, as well as a new and innovative digital tradeshow marketplace.  You can expect all the benefits of a live show, plus innovative features not possible from an in-person event.  Additionally, the virtual experience will be enhanced through AI-driven matchmaking and on-demand access to content, accessible anywhere through mobile or desktop.

Centred on the theme of Reconnecting, Supporting and Energizing Industry, BUILDEX Alberta remains committed to the resurgence of the province’s building industry, as well as providing a powerful platform that will be a driver and facilitator of industry progress.

“By embracing this new reality and continuing with this event, BUILDEX has provided an exciting opportunity for new virtual connections,” says Bill Black, President and COO of the Calgary Construction Association.   “At times such as these, we are reminded just how important it is to connect more than ever around new ideas along with our peers and colleagues.  This is welcome news for our industry in Calgary and across Alberta.”

Roundtable Events

Buildings Week’s exciting roundtables and workshops give attendees a chance to dig deeper into specific issues affecting their profession while earning continuing education credits from providers including ARIDO, Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), BOMI, IDCEC, CAHPI, and OBEC.  

Tuesday, December 1; International Architectural Roundtable

Innovation in Architecture: Imagining the Possibilities – Innovation touches every element of architectural design.  From concept to the built environment, rethinking the creative process, design, and integration of new technologies, systems and materials can redefine space.  There is a greater need to find inventive ideas and methodologies to meet a new generation of architectural design.  Discover a world of possibilities.  Join our esteemed panel of inspiring, creative, and inventive international architects that have been innovative in design, construction, process or materials.  Gain inspiration and feel enlightened as the panel of thought leaders discuss their journey of discovery through their high-profile projects.

Wednesday, December 2; Interior Design Roundtable

Collaboration and Consultation: Shifting the Pendulum of Engagement – How we move through interior spaces has been altered significantly.  Collaboration and consultation have created new challenges and opportunities to work differently with our clients.  Interior designers have a chance to have a larger voice at the front end of the project as the pandemic has forced clients to re-evaluate their spaces.  How can we help our clients understand how spaces can be transformed, used and modified as owners, managers and builders are forced to rethink space?

Thursday, December 3; PM Executive Roundtable

Property Management Market Shifts: Where Are We Today?The pandemic has brought an unprecedented amount of change to our daily lives.  This continual state of change has forced property managers and owners to constantly be ready to shift and pivot strategic direction and plans.  Where are we today?  What is the state of the property management industry?  How are some companies managing through this pandemic? What are occupancy rates now and what are they projected to be into 2021. 

Recognizing Excellence

In collaboration with the TCA and Construction Canada Magazine, there will also be a series of Awards presentations during Buildings Week to recognize leaders in our industry.  

The 2nd Annual Emerging Leader Awards recognize members of the AEC community who demonstrate excellence, impress and inspire their co-workers, and are well on their way to becoming the next leaders in the profession.  These awards recognize young professionals for excellence in design, leadership, initiative, and/or service to the community.

The Innovative Product Award is open to any supplier who can demonstrate the development, and/or the use of innovative technologies in their respective industries.  This is a great opportunity for industry to showcase its products and services at the new virtual Buildings Week. 

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