The five finalists of DesignBUILD Incubator, a new DesignBUILD initiative that is powered by CBUS Super, will be awarded with free space on the show floor this year, offering them the opportunity to present their innovative concepts to the industry and collaborate and connect on a commercial level.
DesignBUILD event manager Ali Mead said the new initiative was a prime opportunity for professionals within the industry to see emerging talent in the fields of architecture, design, construction and landscape products, collaborate with creators and offer insight into specific project and product needs.
The most innovative product will be announced on the show floor at DesignBUILD, held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 4-6, 2016.
DesignBUILD Incubator finalists:
Tractile will showcase its large format, lightweight, high strength, flat profile roof tiles and solar roof tiles. The innovative tiles come with solar photovoltaic and thermal capacity integrated in to the tiles, meaning these innovative roof tiles can also provide electricity and hot water to the building. The tiles are also extreme weather and bushfire resistant, making them a perfect sustainable product for the Australian market.
Swag with Walls is a social enterprise solution to help combat homelessness in Australia. The Australian-made tiny house enables people on even the lowest income to own their own home. The social enterprise works on a unique design, construction, finance and tenancy model that creates sustainability on all three pillars.
Timbercrete will showcase its hand crafted masonry bricks, blocks and pavers that are made using over 50% timber waste, to create a lightweight, load bearing block with a high fire resistance and superior thermal insulation. The blocks are genuinely sustainable with low embodied energy and high use of waste materials that also reduces the cost of heating and cooling in the home.
Multipanel will display its first-to-market lightweight, 100 per cent waterproof building panels that are manufactured from a high density polyurethane composite material. The fire retardant panels are stronger than traditional foam alternatives and also offer excellent thermal and acoustic properties.
TILT Industrial Design will showcase its Roof Terrace Skylight, the only operable glass skylight on the market that can be utilised with a standard staircase. The innovative design allows architects to include rooftop terrace access without additional increase in building height.
DesignBUILD will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from 4-6 May 2016. To register to attend the event for free visit www.designbuildexpo.com.au
DesignBUILD is supported by its key strategic partners Australian Construction Industry Forum, Australian Institute of Architects and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.
Supporting partners include Architects Without Frontiers, Australian Timber Flooring Association, Banksia Foundation, Bookmarc, Engineers Without Borders, FPA Australia, Green Building Institute, Environmental Choice Australia, Ecospecifier Global Green Tag, Green Moves Australia, Kitchen & Bathroom Designers Institute, Landcare Australia, National Precast Concrete Association of Australia, Standards Australia and Artbank.