Join IDIBC at BUILDEX Vancouver February 15 & 16



BUILDEX Vancouver is Western Canada’s largest forum connecting the holistic building industry with expert insights and educational seminars, panels, Keynotes, workshops & live demonstrations, and access over 250 leading manufacturers, distributors and suppliers to interact, learn and discover the newest innovations from a market in constant transformation.

Join us in person to experience the dynamism, progress and innovations at the forefront of Canada’s built environment. Meet, network, learn and source new products alongside industry colleagues and influencers from every corner of the building industry.

IDIBC Presenting Partner at BUILDEX on February 15 & 16, 2023

Join IDIBC at Western Canada’s largest b2b event for interior design and building industry professionals

W19: Interior Design Keynote: People, Places, and Culture in the New Work Paradigm

Wednesday, February 15 – 10:30am

This thought-provoking keynote presented by IDIBC will feature a panel of leaders in Corporate Real Estate (CRE) workplace strategy. The speakers will delve into how organizations and employees are adapting to a workforce transformation never seen before; a disruptor on a global scale that is fundamentally altering how we view the role of work in our lives.

On a global scale, organizations and employees are fundamentally altering how we view the role of work in our lives. This unprecedented transformation can be best summed up as the new “worth it” equation coined by Microsoft WorkLab: “What people want from work and what they’re willing to give in return has changed”.


Sarah Bramley

Vice President, Workplace Advisory, Colliers

Sarah Stanford RID IDIBC, LEED AP ID+C

Director, Workplace Strategy, CBRE Limited

Scott Pickles MBA Architect, AAA, FRAIC LEED AP

Principal & Senior Vice President, Canada Consulting Leader, Consulting Canada

Avison Young


Shelley Penner RID IDIBC, LEED AP

President, IDIBC

W30: Design for Disassembly

Wednesday, February 15 – 1:00pm

Design for Disassembly (DfD) is a strategy for designing and building by considering materials as part of a circular economy and what happens to the products installed in a building, the repair and replacement of them during their lifetime, including ongoing maintenance and renovations , as well as during the decommissioning of the building.

DfD is a critical component of the Circular Economy, where waste from one process is food for another process having in its principles all building components, including structural elements, mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems, as well as finishing elements and furniture.


 William Dahl RID IDIBC, Senior Interior Designer, HDR

W44: Green Micro-Credentials Explained

Wednesday, February 15 – 2:30pm

A dynamic panel discussion presented by IDIBC to learn about the benefits and distinctions between the green micro-credentialing programs offered by the Canada Green Building Council, International WELL Building Institute and Passive House Canada.

These organizations and accredited professionals strive to make measurable changes in the construction industry including Architecture and Interior Design, lessening our negative impacts and empowering the industry to protect our planet and its inhabitants.


Rebecca Holt, CaGBC

Senior Director, Sustainability

Dan Shuffelton, (IWBI)

Manager, Market Development

Luiz Bezerra, Passive House Canada

Senior Manager


Joshua Swanson, Chair, IDIBC Emerging Professionals | Climate Action & Innovation Committee Member

Click on Buildex 2023 Program to view the full program and attendee ticket discounts.

IDIBC Members are eligible for a 10% discount on individual sessions or an All Access Pass, see member blast for code.

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