Buildex Vancouver Pushed Back amid Covid Concerns

Buildex Vancouver has been postponed to ensure the safety and well-being of participants.

Originally to be held in mid-February, the in-person event has been pushed back to March 23-24.

It will still take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Buildex Vancouver will be organized in accordance with official government and local authority guidelines, as well as any venue or location specific regulations. Show producer Informa Canada has developed industry-wide AllSecure standards that it says raises the bar on safety, hygiene and high-quality event experiences.

Proof of vaccination will be required for all attendees.

“We’re providing a safe space where all members of the industry are welcome to do business together,” says show director, Lisa Barnes. “Safety, security and an open environment for staff, exhibitors and participants is our highest priority.”

Buildex Vancouver is Western Canada’s largest forum connecting the building industry. Through more than 250 exhibitors, installations, innovation showcases and demonstrations, participants can explore products, materials, technologies and services, as well as meet face-to-face with colleagues at this year’s event.

“B.C.’s building industry is currently tackling significant challenges and opportunities — increasing building performance, reducing embodied carbon, improving individual and community well-being, adopting technology and solving a construction workforce crisis,” says program manager, James Wyatt. “So, the educational conference program focuses on three key themes (of ) future work, carbon reduction and well-being, and digitization and industrialization.”

More than 150 leading experts will provide insight and information on what’s happening in the building industry through more than 65 seminars, panels, keynotes, workshops and demonstrations across 10 conference streams.

Select seminars and workshops from across the educational program are accredited for continuing education credits by the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, International Design Continuing Education Council, BC Housing and International Passive House Association.

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