DesignBUILD reimagined for the future of the built environment
In recognition of the changing needs and challenges of the building industry, DesignBUILD 2020 will look towards the future of Australia’s built environment with a renewed focus.
Now entering its 34th year, the annual industry event is Australia’s longest running trade show that brings together leading architects, commercial builders and property developers with manufacturers and suppliers operating within the commercial design and construction industry.
Building on this foundation, DesignBUILD is implementing several significant changes for its 2020 event.
This includes the launch of a new Digital Building Zone, designed to capitalise on the huge opportunity of digitisation in the AECO sector. A hub of technological innovation, the zone will offer an immersive experience for major players to showcase up-to-the-minute solutions in construction technology and smart buildings.
DesignBUILD will work closely with UK sister brand Digital Construction Week, to deliver the latest thinking and discussion revolutionising the construction industry, from the digitisation of paper-based processes and cloud-based design collaboration, through to cutting-edge software, AI and sensor technology.
Newly appointed Event Director James Laing is eager for the 2020 event to demonstrate the high standards and continuing innovations happening throughout the entire build process in Australia.
“There are a number of profound changes that have rapidly affected the construction industry over the past year, including issues around cladding and defective materials,” says Laing.
“Through our renewed 2020 focus, we hope to offer visitors a forum where they can connect with trustworthy brands in the industry representing the entire build spectrum, learn about practical solutions, and engage with cutting-edge technology.”
“In response to extensive visitor and exhibitor research, we have created a standalone event for our Chinese exhibitors that will sit outside of DesignBUILD to deliver better experiences for both visitors and exhibitors.”
This renewed focus will be a real game changer for the architecture, building, construction and design sector as they look to DesignBUILD for industry-class innovation and sustainable materials from leading brands in Australia and abroad.
In taking a more holistic view of the future built environment, DesignBUILD will for the first time be co-located with Total Facilities supporting the need for high-performing facilities, intelligent living and work spaces. The co-location will make DesignBUILD 2020 the largest destination for the entire built environment in Australia and will see more decision makers including building owners, corporate real estate and FM leaders on the show floor.
Interested brands are invited to experience the new DesignBUILD, returning to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from 21-23 April 2020.