Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Canterbury’s largest trade show supports the rebuild

Canterbury’s largest trade show supports the rebuild

July 14, 2016

More than 2500 building, construction, architecture and design professionals will gather at Canterbury’s largest biennial trade show next month to review the latest industry innovations and gain essential knowledge from world leaders.

The award winning Canterbury buildnz | designex trade show is at Horncastle Arena from August 4 to 6 and will be opened by Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce chief executive Peter Townsend.

Show organiser XPO event director Tony Waite says the trade-only show is significant for Canterbury and the industries involved, with construction activity in the region valued at more than $100 million a week for years to come.

“The benefits of this event will help grow the Canterbury economy and support the rebuild by facilitating the sharing of exceptional concepts, tools, technology and world leading innovations.

“The rebuild reaches its half way point this year so it is important that professionals in the building, construction and design industries are given opportunities to share innovations and help maintain high safety and design standards.

“We will have a range of professionals at the event including commercial and residential builders and developers, architects, plumbers, specifiers, hardware manufacturers and engineers. There is a wealth of knowledge in the Canterbury region and this event gives trades people the chance to assess new suppliers but also to collaborate about important issues such as skills shortages, consent processes and cost efficiencies.

“The event has more than 130 local and international exhibiting suppliers as well as three full days of seminars where high profile leaders share their knowledge and experiences. Seminar speaker David Trubridge is world renowned for environmentally responsible design. David and his company are active leaders in the design scene, exhibiting regularly in United States, Europe and Asia.”

Trades professionals will hear inspirational New Zealander and architect Professor Mark Burry share his world leading insights into the historical and cultural implications of architecture, putting theory into practice when it comes to challenging architecture and how this relates to the Canterbury rebuild.

Christchurch-born Burry has been executive architect and researcher to the Sagrada Família Basilica Foundation in Spain since 1979 and is recognised as being instrumental to the project by collaborating from Melbourne with colleagues based on-site in Barcelona.

New technologies are also an important feature with companies such as Auckland’s Sage Doors showcasing scratch resistant and seamless cabinetry doors and Christchurch’s Tradeworx demonstrating the power of real time project information via cloud based solutions.

Site Safe will be available to help ensure small and large businesses have a good understanding of the new Health and Safety at Work Act introduced this year and how it impacts them.

The event has only run once before in Canterbury winning Best NZ Show (consumer and trade) and Best New Trade Show in Australasia at the Exhibition and Events Association of Australasia (EEAA) Awards and was recognised as the perfect concept for a city facing enormous challenges.

Leading industry organisations including Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, Registered Master Builders and Certified Builders and Building Research Association of New Zealand are supporting the event.

Exhibitor and seminar information is available on the show’s website: www.canterburybuildnz.co.nz

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On DHB Deficits And Free Trade

Currently the world is looking on aghast at the Trump administration’s plans to slash Obamacare, mainly in order to finance massive tax changes that will deliver most of their gains to the wealthy. Lives will be lost in the trade-off. Millions of Americans stand to lose access to the healthcare they need.

Spot the difference with New Zealand, where DHBs are under intense pressure to reduce deficits within a climate of chronic underfunding. More>>


Greens' Response: Slum-Like Rentals Exposed In Renting Review

“...The grim findings of the review are a wakeup call about the true state of rentals in this country. Too many renters are festering in slum-like conditions under the thumb of landlords who have largely unchecked powers and ignore tenants’ complaints when it suits them.” More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Life And Times Of Peter Dunne

The unkind might talk of sinking ships, others could be more reminded of a loaded revolver left on the desk by his Cabinet colleagues as they closed the door behind them, now that the polls in Ohariu had confirmed he was no longer of much use to National. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>


Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>


Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>


Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election