December 10, 2014 by STAFF REPORT
All areas of the international building industry were on display at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) from December 3 to 5, 2014 for The Buildings Show.
Produced by Informa Canada, the show is North America’s largest annual exposition, networking and educational event for design, construction and real estate. The show featured more than 500 speakers 1,600 exhibits and over 35,000 attendees.
New this year, seven individual shows – IIDEX Canada, Construct Canada, PM Expo, Concrete Canada, Home Builder & Renovator Expo, Construct International and The Real Estate Forum – combined under one roof to fill both the MTCC’s north and south buildings. For years, these independent building expos have provided meeting places for international architects, designers, builders, contractors, engineers and many others to share the latest information, best practices and innovative products.
The Buildings Show’s educational seminars were broken down into five main categories: green buildings, building environment and performance; legal, regulator and risk management issues; new products and technologies, professional and personal skills; and project delivery and best practices.
Show highlights included the Construct Canada architecture roundtable, the IIDEX Canada interior design roundtable, and a state of the built environment industry panel discussion. In addition, a seminar on the Humber River Hospital, North America’s first fully digital hospital, described how technology has enhanced all aspects of quality care deliver and improved efficiency, accuracy, reliability and safety.
The Buildings Show 2015 will take place from December 2 to 4, once again at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. For more information visit www.thebuildingsshow.com