Inaugural Buildings Show a success in Canada

In December, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre hosted Construct Canada, as part of The Buildings Show. Photo courtesy MTCC

The 26th annual Construct Canada took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre earlier this month, serving as a major component of The Buildings Show—billed by its organizers as the continent’s largest exposition, networking, and educational event. The multi-pronged gathering also included the PM [Property Management] Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo, Concrete Canada, Construct International, and IIDEXCanada (for interior design).

The event drew some 500 expert speakers and 30,000 attendees from across the United States and Canada. There were more than 1600 exhibits and 350 seminars and demonstrations, delivering the latest in products, technologies, best practices, and applications.

Construction Canada, the official publication of Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) partnered with the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) to co-present a stream of technical seminars examining diverse aspects of exterior enclosures. From rainscreens and moisture management to the latest in balcony design, these sessions were led by top experts in the North American building community.

Next year, The Buildings Show will run December 2 to 4 at the same venue. The show is presented by Informa Canada—part of the U.K. company poised to buy Hanley Wood Exhibitions, which currently puts on events such as Greenbuild, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention, World of Concrete, and Construct & the CSI Annual Convention.

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