Show Preview: Construct Canada 2016
October 26, 2016 by Doug Picklyk
The 28th annual Construct Canada show, the country’s largest building, design and construction event, will run Wednesday, November 30 through Friday, December 2 in downtown Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, located at the base of the CN Tower.
The three-day event is part of The Buildings Show, North America’s comprehensive expo for designers, builders, contractors and real estate professionals. Five concurrent events will feature over 1,600 exhibits displaying the latest in design and construction innovation in products, technologies, best practices and applications.
Construct Canada will share the South Building of the Convention Centre with the HomeBuilder and Renovator Expo, the Property Management Expo and the World of Concrete Pavilion. The North Building of the convention centre will feature IIDEX Canada, the national design and architecture show.
Anticipating over 30,000 attendees, The Buildings Show also includes over 350 seminars and educational demonstrations. With the trend towards building automation and the Construction LIEN Act review, this year’s seminar program will focus on the processes, technologies and research that support innovative and sustainable design, cost and energy efficiencies, and high performance buildings. Featured sessions will include:
- Cost-effective strategies for maintaining and prolonging the life of aging plumbing and HVAC systems
- Why building homes 15 years ahead of building code changes makes sense
- NBC (National Building Code) 2015 – Part 3: current implementation and shifts for 2020
- The carbon impact initiative: how will it affect building design and construction going forward?
- How NetZero commercial buildings are becoming a reality
- How is technology, automation and innovation transforming buildings?
New this year is Breakfast With the Experts, beginning at 7 a.m. on November 30. It will feature a panel of concrete industry experts offering solutions to audience questions regarding challenges associated with production, construction, repair and maintenance on concrete projects. And this year’s 2016 International Architectural Roundtable will focus on designing resilient buildings in the face of climate change.
Attendee registration for Construct Canada is free until November 17, and any online or on-site registrations after that date will be $25. Seminar times and pricing is all available online. Event registration allows entry to all five events in both buildings. The show floor opens 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. HPAC will be located at Booth 341 in the Construct Canada show hall–come and see us there.
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