Ontario Construction Report staff writer
The Buildings Show will turn its its focus to technology innovations and transformation influencers with its new Buildings Connect showcase across all market sectors from Dec. 4 to 6 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC).
The annual event, in its third decade, includes Construct Canada and PM Expo in the South Building and HomeBuilder and Renovator Expo and World of Concrete Toronto Pavilion in the North Building.
“Presented by Colliers Proptech Accelerator powered by Techstars, Buildings Connect focuses on technology solutions for advanced design and construction, smart buildings, smart cities and smart real estate operations and transactions to connect, inspire, and align technology developers, Proptech investors, building owners, real estate developers, architects, engineers, specifiers, property managers, facility managers, renovators, contractors, interior designers, brokers, tenants and policy makers,” show organizers say in a statement.
“With the rapid advancement of technology in the design, construction and management of the built environment, The Buildings Show has recognized the need for these conversations,” says Nancy Milani, vice-president, Informa Markets, Construction & Real Estate. “Buildings Connect is designed to connect the entire spectrum of Proptech from design and construction to property management to accelerate innovation and transformation for all types of buildings.”
New exhibits and features are planned, along with a comprehensive educational program with skill building seminars and workshops. “Attendees will see first-hand how innovative ideas and forward-thinking technology is directly impacting tenants, buildings, design, , portfolios, energy use and operational efficiencies within the built environment,” the statement says.
“As we move the industry forward together, the educational program was developed to provide a platform for sharing best practices and strategies and real-life projects by leading companies creating smart buildings and smart cities” says Teresa Baker, Informa’s director of programming. “We will be addressing some of the important issues of data analysis, cybersecurity, connectivity, digital twins, roadmap for technology implementation, building operations, and energy efficiency.”
Some program events include:
|WS300||9:00 a.m.||2020 A Construction Tech Odyssey|
|WS301||9:00 a.m.||Digital Twins Bring Smart Building Benefits|
|WN600||9:00 a.m.||Understanding Today’s Lighting Systems: 10 Most Commonly Asked Questions|
|WS302||10:30 a.m.||Intelligent Buildings Can Improve Organizational Productivity|
|WS303||10:30 a.m.||Enough Talk, Practical Smart Building Applications|
|WN118||1:00 p.m.||Database Collection and Point Cloud Integration to BIM|
|WS124||1:00 p.m.||Do More in Less Time: How to Integrate Technology into Your Residential Construction Firm|
|WS208||1:00 p.m.||Smart Cities: How Technology is Aiding Sustainable Development|
|WS304||1:00 p.m.||Connectivity of Digital Buildings: What it is, Why do it and Network Design Considerations|
|WS305||1:00 p.m.||Virtual Facility and Property Management for Class B and C Properties|
|WS306||1:00 p.m.||Construction Software Overview: What’s Right For You?|
|WS115||2:30 p.m.||Social Media Analytics in Community Engagement|
|WS503||2:30 p.m.||Water and The Built Environment: How to Leverage IoT Technology for Risk Mitigation and Efficiency (Eddy Solutions)|
|TN150||9:00 a.m.||The Digital Age of Concrete Testing|
|TS300||10:30 a.m.||Smart Cities: A Framework for Innovative Inspiration|
|TS301||10:30 a.m.||Hype vs Reality of Digital Disruption|
|TS501||10:30 a.m.||What You Need to Know about Electric Vehicle Infrastructure for All Types of Buildings (FLO)|
|TN602||10:30 a.m.||How Will AI Influence Interior Design in the Future|
|TS206||1:00 p.m.||Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation and Best Practices: What You Need to Know|
|TS113||2:30 p.m.||Integrating BIM in Your Office with Today’s Technology|
|TN127||2:30 p.m.||Connected Home Roadmap: Learn from the Research|
|TS302||2:30 p.m.||Building Operation Transformation Powered by Data Analytics|
|TN607||2:30 p.m.||The Future of Work: Mapping the Near Future in the Technology Sector|
Show hours and locations:
South Building: Construct Canada and PM Expo
North Building: HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo and World of Concrete Toronto Pavilion
North and South Building show floor exhibits:
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, Dec,. 5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
North and South Building roundtables, workshops and seminars:
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 5, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.