The industry is just 55 days away from attending the 2022 Buildings Show, held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from Nov.30 to Dec 2. The Building Show is comprised of Construct Canada, PM Expo, HomeBuilder and Renovator Expo and World of Concrete Toronto Pavilion, and has run for over 30 years. It aims at providing seminars, informative panels, educational credits and industry networking, and exhibitor booths.
The Buildings Show states that 93 per cent of visitors who attended last year’s show plan on attending the show in 2022. It is estimated that there will be over 500 exhibiting companies split up between 43 countries. The Buildings Show adds that pre-pandemic attendance was over 25,000 and that 90 per cent of visitors who attended the show were there to source new products.
Topics to be discussed
The show hosts around 100 speakers, all of which will cover a wide variety of industry topics. Seminars will also be broken up into various categories that include apartment and condominium management, smart buildings/technologies and innovations, optimizing building performance and enhancing net asset value, professional skills/strategy and leadership, project design/planning/delivery/management and best practices, legal regulatory and risk management, design concepts/health/wellness and interiors, building envelope solutions, sustainable design/environment and higher performance buildings, and lastly, urban planning and strategies.
All but one session will be in-person. The “Going Electric: EV Charging Infrastructure and Incentives” session by Alan Czechowski, business development manager at Flo, will be held online on Nov. 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a,m. Sessions vary in price; some require payment, while others are free.
Participants attending the show and seminars can also leave the show with additional credits. The following associations will provide credits for attending sessions, ARIDO Professional Development, BOMI Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Designation, BSS Continuing Education, Canadian Association of Home, and Property Inspectors (CAHPI), and OAA ConEd Learning Hours. Each association has differing credits that will be handed out.