DesignBuild: It's all in the detail

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A trade show dedicated to bring together Australia’s built environment community, DesignBUILD, is returning for its 32nd year for three days of unrivalled networking and inspiration.

Hosted from May 2–4, with a central theme of ‘it’s all in the detail’, DesignBUILD 2018 features a trade exhibition that will showcase leading service providers such as PowerHouse prefabricated homes, Wattyl Paint and Swiss Krono Group.

Alongside the trade exhibition are two paid speaker and education programs, curated to cover the themes of industry compliance, sustainability and innovation. This includes panel discussions on topics such as build to rent, property resale and commercial buildings of the future.

The DesignBUILD speaker program provides access to leading industry professionals who will discuss new products, policy and applications needed to keep ahead of the game. Keynote speakers Michael McCormack (Milieu Property Group), Robert Simeoni (Robert Simeoni Architects) and Simon Knott (BKK Architects) will be joining the town planners and design panel to discuss how the growth of Melbourne as an international city depends on a successful working relationship between developers, architects and town planners.

Alongside the speaker program, DesignBUILD’s ‘Incubator’ is a creative pavilion at the trade show that champions innovative thinkers and gives them a proven, commercial platform to launch their inventions. The five most innovative entries are judged by an industry advisory panel against a set of criteria covering: innovation, creative, sustainability and proposed impact on industry.
In another project, DesignBUILD’s RAW allows university students from architecture and design disciplines to experience the full tender and construction process as they compete to have their designs built as key feature areas on the show floor.

When: Wednesday 2 May 10am to 6pm, Thursday 3 May 10am to 6pm, Friday 4 May 10am to 4pm
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf Vic 3006
DesignBUILD is free to all industry professionals if pre-registered online or there is a $25 charge at the door on the day.

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