DesignBUILD 2014 Wraps Up

Sep 24, 2014 DesignBUILD News

DesignBUILD is over for another year. The past three days here in Melbourne have seen a wide array of visitors traipse through the halls of the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre including builders, designers, architects and specifiers just to name a few.

Innovation Alley was the first feature visitors saw during their time at the show, the 16 products contained shone the light on forward thinking companies in the industry and their star products. At the end of innovation alley visitors were invited to vote for their favourite product. Earlier today, after three full days of voting the attendees of DesignBUILD 2014 had their say. The winner of the Innovation Alley People’s Choice Award was 3D Printing Systems who captivated voters with their impressive 3D printer and lifelike printed skull replica.

Continuing in the theme of competitions, the Top Tradie Competition presented by Mercedes Benz Commercial Vehicles Laverton was also awarded today. The impressive prize pack was worth over $2,000 and included a $500 Bunnings gift card, iPad mini and a Waeco fridge among other goodies. Peter from Designedge Homes took home the prizes with his tip: ‘when screwing into old hardwood timber, put soap into the thread of the screw before screwing into timber’.

Another successful day of advice, tips, presentations and discussions was had in the Industry Insights seminar theatre, which prodivded visitors the chance to learn from experts in their related field, free of charge.

Today wrapped up a big three days at the show after months of preparation and planning. We’d like to thank all the exhibitors, suppliers, volunteers and of course all the visitors for making the show what it was this year in Melbourne.

Next year sees DesignBUILD return to New South Wales from April 28-30 at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.

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