HPAC Magazine

The Buildings Show addresses challenges in the built environment

September 26, 2017 | By HPAC Magazine

The Building Show, a networking and educational event for design, architecture, construction and real estate industries, returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) November 29 to December 1, 2017, while IIDEXCanada takes place November 29 and 30.

The show addresses challenges including evolving client expectations surrounding housing, commercial spaces, hospitality and workplace design and urban planning solutions.

More than 30,500 professionals visit the show to connect with 1,600 Canadian, U.S. and international exhibitors in the MTCC’s South and North buildings.

Through demonstrations, in-booth engagements and display features, attendees can explore the latest industry products. Delegates can also partake in roundtables, seminars and demonstrations. This year’s PM Executive Roundtable tackles how successful organizations achieve operational excellence through resource and talent management.

In the North building, IIDEXCanada welcomes several speakers: accessibility advocate Rick Hansen; Architizer CEO and co-founder Marc Kushner; industrial designer John Lofgren (Form Us With Love); Florian Idenburg (SO-IL); and architects Maria Lisogorskaya and James Binning (ASSEMBLE).

New features at the show include Prototypa, a prototyping workshop led by Stockholm-based Form Us With Love; Boutique Design Pavilion, dedicated to the hospitality sector; and an exhibition from OCADU showcasing the process of making Canadian iconic designs more accessible.

Returning this year are the Passive House and AWMAC pavilions, the fifth-annual IIDEX Woodshop, THINK: Material, Canadian Interiors’ Best of Canada Awards and Canadian Architect’s Awards of Excellence presentation and reception, site tours and parties including the opening night party.

The Building Show offers over 350 seminars and demonstrations with over 500 speakers. Attendees can customize their education selection on topics related to architecture; interior; residential and retail design; building codes; accessibility; safety; sustainability and more.

Be sure to visit the HPAC team at booth #341.






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