Environmental solutions for built environment on expo agenda

Environmental solutions for built environment on expo agenda

Climate resilience and sustainability have been announced as key themes for Sydney Build Expo 2023 to be held in March.

Event director James McKenzie said topics such as the circular economy, net zero, embodied carbon management, regenerative design, renewable energy, building life cycles and environmental, social and governance (ESG) sustainability would all be up for discussion.

“The effects of climate change have never been more pronounced, with flash floods and fires being just a small part of the long-term issues facing Australia and the world,” Mr McKenzie said.

“There is a huge push within the real estate industry to adapt and focus on more sustainable ways of building and also to mitigate the increasing risk of adverse events.  

“Where and how to build safe and sustainable communities with the right buildings and infrastructure are important questions for government and industry.  

“Our event will bring thousands of stakeholders together to learn, connect and be inspired to address these challenges.” 

Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council executive director Alison Scotland will speak on a panel to discuss decarbonising concrete.  

“ASBEC is committed to a vision of more sustainable, productive and resilient buildings, communities and cities,” she said.

“It’s important to come together at events like Sydney Build Expo to discover solutions that enhance the built environment.”

Green Building Council of Australia head of market transformation Jorge Chapa will speak on an ESG sustainability panel.

“GBCA wants to accelerate the transformation of Australia’s built environment into one that is healthy, liveable, productive, resilient and sustainable,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to discussing how we can all work together on the pathway to net zero.”

Now heading into its seventh year, Sydney Build Expo is Australia’s largest construction, architecture and infrastructure show – attracting a crowd of more than 10,000 contractors, architects, engineers, home builders, property developers, industry associations, government and construction professionals.  

The two-day event, running from March 6 to 7, 2023, will span four exhibition halls at ICC Sydney in Darling Harbour. There will be more than 500 exhibitors and 400-plus speakers, many with a strong focus on construction solutions, emerging technology and digital innovation.  

There are free and VIP ticketed options to attend the event which is co-hosted with the Sydney Infrastructure Expo. Satellite events also promote Women in Construction and Diversity in Construction.