Melbourne to Host Week of Built Environment Events in May 2022
In an Australian first, the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention centre will host a week of events for professionals across the built environment from May 10-13.
Covering industries ranging from planning and construction to technology and facilities management, DesignBUILD, Total Facilities, the Be Summit and Digital Construction Week will join forces to create a unique built environment event for Melbourne.
Commercial Manager, Lynn Ormiston, said the past two years has allowed time to create a new whole-of-industry style approach to these events.
“With the rise of Building Information Management (BIM) systems, the various built environment sectors have become increasingly interdependent, so cross sector knowledge is more important than ever,” she said.
“We have collected feedback and fine-tuned these events so this year we are confident of delivering an exceptional experience for both exhibitors and attendees,” she said.
The event also brings together all the major built environment industry groups with partner including the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), Australian Institute of Building (AIB), Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS), National Precast Concrete Association Australia, Women in BIM, Green Building Institute and the Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA).
DesignBUILD – Reimagined Show Floor
The community spoke and the event organisers listened. DesignBUILD 2022 has adopted a renewed focus on quality products, sustainable solutions and smart tech from some of Australia’s best businesses. Exhibitors represent the best of Australia’s architecture, building, construction and design industries. Expect to see Australia’s best brands represented on the show floor including Rentokil, Bluebeam, Payapps, Binq, Hyne Timbers and Market Timbers.
Australia’s must-attend event for Facilities Managers is back. Co-located with DesignBUILD, the show offers the latest products, technology and information for best-practice infrastructure and facilities management. This is the only event dedicated to Facilities Management and dedicated to help creating better and smarter spaces, cultures, people and insights. Top tier exhibitors include Dulux, Zip Water, Ecolab, ABB Australia, Shred-X and Nespresso Professional.
A carefully curated speaker series covering hot topics in the building and construction industries. Topics include “Clarity in the Eye of the Supply Storm”, “Design of Workplaces post Covid”, “Passive Housing” and “The Benefits of Mass Timber in a Circular Economy”.
Smart Building Theatre, sponsored by Rapid Test Systems
Learn the latest about creating smarter and more efficient buildings over three days of free presentations by Facility Management industry experts. The Facilities Management Association are pulling together an inspired program with topics including Improving Building Compliance & Occupant Wellbeing, “Unlocking the value in adoption of AS/ISO 41001” and “Practical approaches to getting started on the journey to net zero emissions”.
Located at the centre of the floor and bridging both shows is Digital Construction Week (DCW). DCW is the UK’s leading platform for innovation and technology in the built environment and debuts this year in Australia. The DCW Theatre sessions will cover next generation technology to keep you abreast of developments in BIM. In addition to the DCW Theatre, there will also be a series of exclusive access and site visits to leading building information modelling (BIM) projects currently in progress.
The Be Summit is a one-day event held on May 13th, rounding off four days of immersion in the latest products, technology and education from the leaders in the built environment. The Summit features a full speaking agenda of industry leaders, government officials and market leaders plus valuable networking opportunities. Topics will cover the latest thought leadership in the future of work, the circular economy and construction technology.