600 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.My 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.A three-dimensional print of a multi-level commercial buildingGreen 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!). LED lighting in an exterior application for parking lots, stadiums, fields and postsCutouts produced with a CNC machine used as functional and decorative art panels A combination living-working zone produced to maximize functionality in a smaller space Customized wall treatments produced from photos and artworkTextured millwork cabinet doors, fabricated from layers of plywood, in various finishes
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.