Construct Canada 2008

Construct Canada 2008 will feature the strongest program to date of high-quality information, education and networking that is specifically targeted at the needs and interests of architects and all of your support teams.


The 20th annual Show will be held jointly with Design Trends, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo, Concrete Canada, and PM Expo, from December 3 to 5, 2008 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.


With a combined attendance of over 23,000, more than 1,100 exhibits, some 450 speakers and 200 seminars, this will be Canada’s largest exposition and educational forum on the building design and construction for architects, builders, contractors, designers, developers, engineers, and specifiers.


Some of the highlights of the 2008 program focusing on architecture are as follows:


Who’s your density? How can we avoid complacency in the 21st-century planning paradigm? This will be the focus of the 7th annual International Architectural Roundtable on December 3, 2008. Hear Jonathan Barnett, Larry Beasley, Jack Diamond, and Daniel Solomon discuss design principles and planning models that are transforming urban dynamics and environments. Earn two OAA-directed points. Save $50 by registering for your complimentary pass to the roundtable and exhibits.


• Earn four OAA-directed points by attending three high-quality sessions on the continuing evolution of BIM on December 3 and December 4.  Learn how maximize the unique elements of BIM to its full potential.


• Architects Barry Sampson, Don Schmitt, Ronji Borooah, Gordon Stratford and urban designer Sharon Mittmann will conduct a panel discussion on Urban Design Guidelines and Design Review Panels: Getting It Done Right. Earn OAA-directed points for attendance at 10:30 am on Thursday,
December 4, 2008.


• The 6th annual International Interior Design Roundtable will feature five leading US and Canadian professionals discussing the current and emerging influences that are shaping the future of interior design.


• The National Green Building Conference will offer a strong focus on the most effective strategies for designing and building higher performance and more energy-efficient new and existing buildings as well as providing an update on the best practices in the field. This will be the largest conference of its kind in Canada on this subject.


• The DesignTrends pavilion and seminar program will provide a strong focus on indoor environments and some of the latest materials and products being used for commercial and residential building interiors.


• New for 2008 is the Master Speakers series featuring Vicente Wolf and other outstanding presenters on attracting and retaining good talent, the $17-billion revitalization of Waterfront Toronto, the economic outlook for 2009.


• Hundreds of new and green products will be featured in the exposition, offering you an opportunity to update yourself on the latest technological innovations.


• 1,100 exhibits will feature over 30 categories of the very latest products, services, systems and technologies related to the design, construction and renovation of all buildings. Free technical updates and “hands-on” demonstrations will also be offered on the exposition floor.


To review the overall program, checkout our Construct Canada website at


Construct Canada 2008 will provide a unique opportunity and a considerable amount of information, all at one place, at one time. Make valuable contacts, earn educational credits, and learn about new practices, market information, and innovative technologies that can enhance your business and practice.