Construct Canada

Construct Canada is at Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre, South building

Attending Construct Canada this week? You’re not alone. This year’s event promises to be one of, if not the largest Canadian building and design construction expo. And it’s all geared to helping facilitate the exchange of ideas, best practices and product knowledge.

Running from Wednesday November 28 to Friday November 30, Construct Canada is at Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre, South building. The seminars run from 8-4 and the exhibition runs from 10 until 5pm

Sarah Segal, Director at Informa Canada, responsible for producing the 24th Construct Canada promises a great event that will facilitate the exchange of ideas, best practices and product knowledge.

“We are bringing together the best in class service providers and suppliers as well as providing educational seminars,” she said. There is also a continuing emphasis on sustainability.

With over 1,000 exhibits, Construct Canada, Home Builder & Renovator Expo, PM Expo, Concrete Canada, and the DesignTrend Pavilion will feature the latest in product technologies best practices and applications for the design, construction, operating, retro fit and renovation of all building types.

Featuring more than 400 speakers and more than 200 presentations, it’s hard to choose just a few to feature, but here are some that caught our eye:

The National Building Code for Part 3 Buildings: Changes to the Fire Code and Other Updates

Wednesday from 10:30 to noon…Changes have been proposed to the fire, life safety, and accessibility requirements in the National Building Codes Parts 3 and 9, as well as the National Fire Code. Lead by senior technical advisors to the National Research Council, the seminar will address a number of topics including use of photo luminescent exit signs along with stair, guards and railings.

Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce: A Practical Guideline

Wednesday from 1pm to 2:15pm…Intergenerational clashes are increasingly common as Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y work shoulder to shoulder on the jobsite and in the office. Each generation has a different set of expectations but at the end of the day, it’s up to you to get everyone pulling in the same direction. This seminar offers some strategies and suggestions to help you better manage an intergenerational team.

Do Mobile Apps Have a Role in Construction?

Wednesday from 1pm to 2:15…You probably use your mobile phone every day to text and talk but more and more people are using apps on their phones to help them better their efficiency and even job safety. This workshop will focus on business and construction trends on the use of mobile apps in the field.  The presentation will group them into categories by job task as well as providing advice on whether to purchase apps off the shelf or to build an app from scratch.

Collaborative Construction with Cloud Technology

Thursday from 10:30 to 12:00pm…Technology is changing how construction is being planned and managed and before long, these technologies will be industry standard and will have implications for all construction professionals. You will leave this workshop with applicable tools and resources that will enhance your personal and professional proficiency.

Live Demonstrations

Want to know what’s new around sustainability in the industry? Swing by booth 143 throughout the show for live demonstrations and installation of products that contribute to sustainability.

And of course, Seton will be there too! Come swing by the Seton booth – booth 1006 – and say hi to Shawn, Rebecca, Michael and the rest of the Seton gang. Seton is proud to be a sponsor of Construct Canada 2012.