The Buildings Show is back this winter with a lineup of seminars, panels, educational credits, and plenty of industry networking opportunities. The show will run from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto.
The 2022 edition of the show had over 13,600 attendees, 75 per cent of whom were first-time attendees. The show also featured over 200 speakers and 478 exhibitors. 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.
What’s going on
Hundreds of guest speakers will host educational sessions on various 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.
The show will also feature an international architectural roundtable that will discuss the current state of housing in different parts of the world, the challenges presented by the housing crisis, and innovative strategies for combating this crisis. The roundtable will feature Adele Weder, architectural writer and critic, Alison Brooks, Alison Brooks Architects, Alfonso Femia, Atelier Alfonso Femia, Janna Levitt, LGA Architectural Partners, and Ouri Scott, Urban Arts Architecture. The roundtable will take place on Nov. 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Products will be on display during the show via the Proptech Innovation Showcase. The showcase will highlight new products hitting the property management market. Five-minute “micro-presentations” will be delivered live by each company, and there will be cross-examination and questioning from a panel of industry experts.
There will also be a live question and answer period. According to the Buildings Show, “New products are continually hitting the market, but do they have real-world potential? What could their limitations be? How do they compare to the existing leader? The Buildings Show and a panel of industry experts are here to help.”
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.
The Buildings Show is comprised of Construct Canada, PM Expo, HomeBuilder and Renovator Expo and World of Concrete Toronto Pavilion. The show will also feature a happy hour event, the FRPO MAC Awards, and the REIC Toronto Year-End Awards.