In 2018, the DesignBUILD exhibition floor has been curated into sectors to enhance the impact of the products being showcased and provide a more fluid flow for visitors. Each sector is strategically aligned with industry partners to ensure we deliver compelling content for our core visitor groups and continue to showcase the best each sector of the industry has to offer.
DesignBUILD covers the entire build and design process from landscape and outdoor right through to the interior fit-out.
DesignBUILD Sectors at a glance
Construction & Building Materials
For over 30 years DesignBUILD has been a commercial platform for the business of building and construction so it’s no surprise that Construction & Building Materials is our largest show sector. And it’s still growing. Increasing visitor demand for product innovations such as the latest in pre-fabricating structures, new material technologies and compliant products is driving growth in this sector.
Landscape & Outdoor
Australians share a strong bond with our outdoor spaces and both urban and rural landscapes so it comes as no surprise that there is increasing interest and innovation in how we design and build our outdoor spaces. Featured within the Construction & Building Materials sector, the Landscape & Outdoor representation has grown in both size and importance in line with our vision to reflect the entire design and build process.
Interior Fixtures & Finishes
Bathrooms and kitchens sell houses, so it’s no surprise that these two areas have seen significant growth at DesignBUILD over the past few years, almost doubling in size since 2016. Along with decorative finishes, coatings and surfaces, this sector is dedicated to showcasing the latest in products that champion good design from the outside in.
Software & Technology
The benefits of building ‘smart’ in delivering buildings and infrastructure has become a focal point for the industry. Not only do advances in building technology enhance construction quality and delivery times, it has the potential to drastically minimise costs. This is reflected in our dedicated software and technology sector, from the latest in BIM technology to access control and smart building products – this is sector continues to drive innovation from the showfloor out.