TORONTO—The Buildings Show (TBS), North America’s largest exposition, networking and educational event for design, construction and real estate industries, is returning to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2.
The 28th annual Construct Canada will be held concurrently with PM Expo, HomeBuilder and Renovator Expo and the World of Concrete Pavilion in the South Building as well as IIDEXCanada in the North Building. All shows combined create The Buildings Show, produced by Informa Exhibitions. The show is home to more than 1,600 exhibits, including 100-plus international exhibitors, bringing the latest in design and construction innovation in products, technologies, best practices and applications, explains a release. It also includes 500 speakers, international keynotes, awards and 350 accredited seminars.
Together with the Toronto Construction Association (TCA), ConstructConnect, Interior Designers of Canada, the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, BOMA, Yardi, BILD, Concrete Ontario and other participating associations and companies, TBS attendees will gain new skills and insights, thereby increasing their competitive edge, the release reads.
"The industry has seen significant changes in the last little while across the built environment – net-zero, building automation, higher performance," said George Przybylowski, vice-president of Real Estate/Construction at Informa Exhibitions, in a statement. "Our show facilitates opportunities to turn these new challenges into new opportunities, whether from expert problem solvers and leaders to innovative new products, for every professional at every stage of their career."
Over the three days, more than 30,000 industry professionals will visit TBS to learn from industry leaders and connect with peers.
According to TBS release, featured this year in the South building is Ask the Experts Breakfast with BASF, offering solutions to concrete challenges. Climate change, a trending topic for 2016, will be the focus of the NRC Education Program and at the International Architectural Roundtable with Pippa Brashear, of SCAPE Landscape Architecture PLLC; Alexandros Washburn, CRUX at Stevens Institute of Technology; James Timberlake, from KieranTimberlake; and David Turnbull, ATOPIA Innovation. The PM Executive Roundtable will focus on the issue of cyber security for buildings owners. Attendees can also attend the TCA's Innovative Product Award showcase to check out newcomers to the market.
IIDEXCanada, in the North building, will feature international keynotes such as Karim Rashid, Chris Downey, Róisín Heneghan, Petra Blaisse, Edgar Gonzalez, Paul Scialla, and Christophe Pillet on the Keilhauer Theatre. This year's National Summits on Big Issues is all about changing the way the industry thinks about design. They include: Passive House, Women in Design, Senior Living, Wellness and Accessibility.
TBS sessions take place in both the South and North buildings for attendees to customize their education in order to match their professional development needs, the release indicates. These sessions will be led by the experts at the forefront of these changes, such as best practices for adopting new technologies on the building site and for operational efficiency, reducing operating costs, universal and inclusive design, successful project delivery, net-zero, passive house and sustainability, building restoration, wellness and more.
For more information or to register, visit http://www.thebuildingsshow.com.