Attending Sydney Build 2020? Here’s What to Expect  

Sydney Build 2020

Will you be attending Sydney Build 2020 March 19-20? If so, you won’t be alone. The construction industry in Australia is booming, accounting for $360 billion in annual revenue. The country is expected to experience a yearly growth rate of 2.4% over the next five years. 

As more companies are entering the Australian construction industry, Sydney Build 2020 is shaping up to be the best-attended event in its five-year history. No matter what sector of the industry you represent, you’ll find lots of things of interest at the expo. Here’s a short primer to get you prepared to take advantage of everything the show has to offer.

What Is Sydney Build?

Sydney Build is Australia’s largest construction exposition. In its 5th year, 2020 will feature over 350 exhibitors and more than 300 speakers highlighting every sector of the construction industry. It’s estimated that more than 10,000 people will attend the show over two days at the impressive ICC Sydney.

Who Attends Sydney Build?

Everyone who is anyone in the Australian and Asia-Pacific AEC industry will be there. This year’s show will have a decided emphasis on new technologies, trends, and innovations in the construction field. Industry-leading companies will be showing and demonstrating their products and services, and important influencers will be sharing their knowledge and expertise.

Planning Your Schedule At Sydney Build 2020

Looking at all the things to do and see at the expo and getting a little anxious about fitting in everything you want to attend? No need to fear, a good plan will help your days go smoothly. Consider the following:

  • Choose specific topics and skills sessions that will help your company’s operations and your personal career development that you’d like to learn more about.
  • Decide which new tools, technologies, innovations, and equipment that you want more information on.
  • Make a list of the specific vendors you’d like to meet and speak with.

We’re here to help make your time at Sydney Build 2020 more productive. Here are some of our suggestions for things you should see at the Sydney construction conference.

Educational Sessions

Featuring eight stages, 20 summits, and more than 300 speakers over two days, there’s no lack of new and exciting things to learn at Sydney Build 2020. The many CPD accredited educational sessions will cover subjects of interest to every sector of Australia’s construction industry. They  are free to attend; Here are our top session picks:

Autodesk Advantage Cloud Workshop Program  (B147 near Sydney Build Main Stage)

Every hour on the hour over the two day conference period, Autodesk Construction Cloud will be hosting a series of 20 minute presentations covering subject matters from Estimating, Tender Management, mobile field strategy, to controlling the schedule and construction process through 5D BIM. No booking is required and whilst at the Autodesk Construction Cloud booth, drop by for some free swag and movie tickets. For more information email

19 March

The Evolution of Pre and Site Construction: The New Competitive Advantage
19 March; 12-12:20
Sydney Build Main Stage

Construction demand in Australia is already straining the capabilities of contractors, and projects typically take 20% more time over schedule to complete and run as much as 80% over budget. The industry is only going to get more challenging with larger projects, a nationwide shortage of labour, and the demand for environmentally-friendly building practices. But you can get ahead of the competition with the new pre- and site construction process. Autodesk Construction Solutions teaches you how the latest construction management software and a centralized pre-construction process can make your operations more efficient and increase profit margins.

Panel Discussion: Creating an Inclusive and Diverse Workforce Panel Discussion: Creating an Inclusive and Diverse Workforce
19 March; 14:15 – 15:00
The Future of Construction Stage

Workforce diversity is an important consideration for companies in today’s world. This session will delve into why diversity is necessary and will be especially focusing on these specific topics:

  • Gender equality in briefing practices
  • The agility of older workers
  • Culturally sensitive design
  • How to be Champions of Change

3D Printing of Buildings: Construction of the Sustainable Houses of the Future by BIM
19 March; 17:00 – 17:20
Sydney Build Main Stage

Amazing things are being accomplished with new 3D printing technologies, and they’re having a big impact on the construction industry, opening up new horizons for efficiency and sustainability. This session provides an excellent introduction to this innovative building method and its implications for the future of design and construction.

20 March

Presentation from Green Building Council of Australia
20 March; 14:20 – 14:40
Sustainability & Safety Stage

Since 2002, the Green Building Council of Australia has been the country’s leading authority on sustainable buildings, cities, and communities. Representatives will discuss why sustainable building is the future of the construction industry and what it means for you and your company.

What to Check Out at the Sydney Build 2020 Expo

The more than 350 exhibitors participating in Sydney Build 2020 will be displaying and demonstrating the latest products, services, technology, tools, and materials available to the construction industry. Here are our top picks for what to see on the show floor.

Autodesk Construction Cloud [#B147]

Featuring live demonstrations of their Connected Construction Technology and hosting the “Competitive Advantage Cloud Construction” workshops at the top of the hour, every hour. And as an added bonus, there will be regular giveaways with chances to score free movie tickets and other great giveaways..

Just for fun!: X-GOLF [Stand: C101]

Two days at Sydney Build 2020 is a long time, and with so much to do and see, you’ll want to take a break eventually, and the perfect way to blow off some steam and relax is by joining the competition on the X-Golf simulator. There will be fun, camaraderie, and great prizes for the winners and their names will be announced to everyone at the finish of each day.

Are you ready for Sydney Build 2020?

Sydney Build 2020 March 19-20 is the nation’s biggest and best construction industry event, and you’ll want to be sure you’re prepared to get the most out of it. So here’s a quick recap of some of the things you should do to get ready for the show:

  • Choose which of your company’s team members that you want to accompany you, make sure schedules are cleared, travel arrangements set, and accommodations secured. You’ll be spending a lot of time on your feet, so wear comfortable clothes.
  • Get together with your team to review all of the sessions and exhibits available, and choose which ones are the most important to attend and see. Take note of which ones are free and which ones require a fee. Coordinate your schedules so that your team can take in as many as possible and share notes afterward.
  • General admission to the expo is free, but make sure that you’re registered and have the tickets for all of the special events you want to see.

Sydney Build 2020 is an excellent opportunity to learn about the new building trends, technologies, and innovations you need to know to give your company a competitive edge and to further your own career goals in the construction industry. But perhaps just as important, it’s an opportunity to have a great time. Have fun, and enjoy the show!


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