Build, design and industry safety at leading trade show


Buildnz designex, New Zealand’s award-winning and largest industry exhibition specifically for builders, project managers, designers, architects, specifiers and related trades professionals, returns next month bigger and stronger than ever before.

For the first time in the event’s history, buildnz designex will be joined by The National Safety Show (NSS), the country’s leading trade exhibition dedicated to workplace safety.

NSS has a natural alignment with buildnz designex as businesses search for the latest innovations and technology to provide a safe and healthy working environment.

Whilst substantial improvements have been made in construction health and safety in recent years, there is still a long way to go. One needs only to look at the facts.

In 2014 alone, five workers died on construction sites and many more were seriously injured. NSS 2015 is helping the industry better understand its obligations around tightening safety standards and regulations.

At this year’s event workplace safety experts will showcase their specialist products and services, help solve business safety problems and offer safety education.

buildnz designex 2015 is set to be one of the best yet, showing that the industry is strong and there is confidence in the future. With more than 5000 visitors expected to visit, and four halls at the ASB Showgrounds filled with exhibitors over three days, there will be something for everyone, including product demonstrations, networking opportunities, industry education and keynote speaker sessions.

The event itself is supported by local and central government bodies, including MBIE, Worksafe NZ, Auckland Council Design Office, Waterfront Auckland and leading industry trade associations, including the Registered Master Builders Association.

One of the show themes in 2015 focuses on urban design and housing density challenges facing Auckland. As pressure on land supply and housing demand continues, a market is developing for innovative building solutions delivered on time, on reduced budgets and often in small spaces.

buildnz designex will be displaying several features where visitors can experience examples of solutions that offer high quality, practical and environmentally-responsible solutions.

Visitors can join the debate by attending leading speaker sessions from the Registered Master Builders Association, MBIE, BRANZ and the Auckland design office of the Auckland Council, as well as a keynote session.

Seminars will contribute to LBP skills maintenance points (1 hour of learning = 1 LBP point).

buildnz designex and The National Safety Show runs from June 21 to 23, 2015 at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland. And it’s free to attend!

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