Buildex Vancouver 2013

IMG_1566Showcasing innovation in architecture, interior design, construction and property management, Buildex is the place to be, with trade shows, seminars and exhibits.

IMG_1539600 exhibits are found on the trade show floor, ranging from construction materials, design solutions, lighting and green building practices. The following images are of the exhibits that caught my attention during the show.IMG_1534My first stop in the trade show was a 3D printing booth. The printer used an additive process to print a tea cup and saucer in colour, from a CAD file.IMG_1536A three-dimensional print of a multi-level commercial buildingIMG_1541Green roof material consisting of a living system of soil, compost and vegetation, planted over a waterproofing membrane (This also happens to be the same material that is used on top of the Vancouver Convention Center!). IMG_1543 IMG_1546LED lighting in an exterior application for parking lots, stadiums, fields and postsIMG_1564Cutouts produced with a CNC machine used as functional and decorative art panelsIMG_1552 IMG_1553A combination living-working zone produced to maximize functionality in a smaller space IMG_1554IMG_1533Customized wall treatments produced from photos and artworkIMG_1526Textured millwork cabinet doors, fabricated from layers of plywood, in various finishesIMG_1571

Buildex 2013 was definitely worthwhile for me, as it’s a great way to keep current with new products and technology in an ever-changing industry.

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