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Designbuild Australasia to be staged at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

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This year’s Designbuild will be a landmark event for the Australian building and design industries, when it is held in Sydney 3rd – 6th June, according to organisers Diversified Exhibitions Australia.

In 2007 Designbuild will not only be the large trade-only building and design industries show ever held in Sydney, it will also be the eco-friendly with a major focus on sustainability and green building.

With the green building movement gaining momentum, demand for water saving devices outstripping supply and a dynamic national debate on climate change all mean an environmentally aware market searching for eco friendly solutions.

There is also little doubt that industry professionals, designers, builders, electricians and plumbers are hungry for knowledge on the new products and developments in sustainable building practices.

Designbuild 07 will champion the green building cause by providing the knowledge at ecologically sustainable seminars and the inspiration in a Green Building zone featuring new things in green building products

According to Exhibition Director, those professionals who have questions or doubt the economic value of sustainable building will have their questions answered, while those already committed to green building will be exposed to some of the new innovations in the one place and saving valuable time.

Everywhere you look you will discover new thinking to inspire and inform you. It will definitely be the must see event for the industry this year.

Designbuild will feature more than 450 exhibitors from 18 countries, including major group stands from Canada, China and Malaysia.

Major names participating include: Abey Australia, ACO Polycrete, Architectural Window Systems, Beaumont Tiles, Bradley Australia, CDK Stone, Centor Architectural, CR Kennedy, Crane Copper Tube, Dematec Construction, DuPont, Green Building Council of Australia, Issey Sun Shade Systems, Karndean International, Pilkington Australia, Reliance Worldwide and Trend Tile.

Green building seminars:

The Designbuild Green Building Seminars are staged in conjunction with the Green Building Council of Australia, the Australian Architecture Association and BCI Australia and will be held in a purpose built theatre in the show.

At the seminars, leading-edge practitioners of environmentally sustainable architecture, design, building and construction will speak about the green building revolution.

Speakers and topics include:

  • Tone wheeler (Environa Studios) – Climate change means a change in climate design
  • Elana Koseleva (Green Building Council of Australia) – Green Star –the next generation
  • Dr David Baggs – Sustainable materials- current drivers and issues
  • Caroline Pidcock (Architect) – Designing for a positive future
  • Mark Lister (Szencorp) – Six-star building performance the 40 Albert Road experience
  • John Macdonald (designInc) – Innovations in green building design
  • Siobhan Toohill (Stockland) – Living the green building dream
  • Frank Stanasic (Architect) – Going beyond appearances
  • Brett Abraham (JAS-ANZ) and Gary Luck (ABCB) – CodeMark – the new building product certification scheme
  • Prof deo Prasad (Uni NSW) – Designing buildings for better use of water, waste and energy
  • Gerard Reinmuth (Terroir) – Sustainability and Desire - achieving sustainability in your next design

The program includes two Australian Architecture Association tours of environmentally sustainable buildings on Sunday 3rd June and Tuesday 5th June, led by respected environmental architect Tone Wheeler.

Associated industry seminars and conferences:

2007 Australian national plumbing forum:

  • Water – Use it, Reuse it or Lose it
  • Hosted by the Institute of Plumbing Australia, the forum is a must attend for all in plumbing

Plumbing supply forum 2007:

Maximising water efficiency - maximising your bottom line

The annual plumbing supply forum will feature a top line-up of local and international speakers and is the key business event for Australasian plumbing product manufacturers, importers and merchants.

Precast concrete seminars:

The National Precast Concrete Association Australia will stage a one day seminar program designed to give a practical insight into the efficient design of industrial buildings using cost-effective precast concrete panels.

Connected home conference:

Future home now

Hear from leading manufacturers and installation experts about how designers and architects can incorporate technology into their work now.

Tile and stone seminars:

A diverse range of seminars including key issues like slip resistance and the new tile installation standards and what’s new in tile installation standards

Green building products

APP environmental services:

The Sani -Serve fits easily into men’s urinals and reduces water consumption by up to 96%

Air- cell insulation:

A thermal compliance solution satisfying new BCA energy efficiency requirements specifically for steel framed construction

Beaumont tiles:

Keralon Quadro Hydrotect large board format, self washing, antibacterial, air cleaning, ceramic panel

Clearwater technology will feature their Aquacell range of water recycling systems

Dematec constructions is exhibiting the new GRP panel-type water tanks designed to prevent water making contact with steel

H2enviro will show rainwater harvesting services and equipment

Jetmaster fireplaces:

C2411 slow combustion heater with lowest emission (1.4 gms /kg) burning renewable hardwood


The first manufacturer to sign a sustainability covenant with Victoria’s Environmental protection agency will produce high quality energy-efficient glass such as low e coated glass that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35%

Skydome skylight systems:

DayRay flexible daylighting - innovative new technology has found a way to bring natural daylight to spaces with no direct exposure to the sun

Smart roof Australia:

Smartbreeze uses solar energy to assist heating and cooling reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Solatherm international:

Solar pool heating system made from high density polyethylene encased in an anodised aluminium box and clear poly carbonate cover.

Sunlight saunas:

Sunburst heats any sauna with Solocarbon far-infrared technology

Tankmasta will display the multi-award winning Tankmasta Toroid range of underground water tanks and their new Tankmasta 3000 litre Slimline tank


This waterless urinal not only saves water and improves hygiene it also has a built-in TV

New products:

Designbuild has an enviable reputation of presenting new ideas and products for specifiers and buyers and the number and diversity on offer this year will be exceptional.

Feature areas:

Key industry sectors are also catered for with product feature areas within the exhibition enabling visitors to quickly locate any products or companies that are of particular interest.

Building materials and equipment, green building zone, frames and structures, plumbing, windows glass and doors, IT/ CAD technology, building automation and smart home ideas, interior design, flooring, kitchen and bathrooms, lighting and electrics, heating and cooling, safety and security, tile and stone, finishes and surfaces and concrete

Export opportunities on the menu:

In addition to attracting international exhibitors the show attracts a large number of international buyers presenting a perfect export opportunity for exhibitors.

In 2007 Austrade will again bring key international contacts under a new premium buyer program to Designbuild.

According to Austrade’s building and construction specialist, their aim is to help facilitate international business.

Last year 160 international buyers and 21Austrade facilitators saw real export opportunities arise for a range of local companies.

Supported by major associations:

Designbuild is endorsed by leading industry associations including the Australian Architecture Association, Green Building Council, Building Designers Association of NSW, Master Builders Association of NSW, CEDIA, Green Plumbers, Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of Australia, Master Plumbers and Mechanical Contractors Association of NSW, Australian Stone Advisory Association and the National Precast Concrete Association.

Designbuild Australasia will be staged at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre for the Trade Only from 3 - 6 June 2007.

Opening times: Sunday 3rd June 10am-5pm, Monday 4thJune 10am -5pm,

Tuesday 5th June 12noon – 9pm (late night) and Wednesday 6th June 10 – 4 pm

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