The continuing construction boom brings into focus the importance of innovation for the future of the industry.

New and advanced technologies such as 3D concrete building, kinetic/ solar roads and self-healing concrete can bring several advantages to the construction industry. However, despite their potential to develop and greatly enhance the industry, these technologies have not received a lot of attention yet.

Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull and the Minister of the new Cities and the Built Environment portfolio, Jamie Briggs, are focused on the significance of the construction industry to the economy. They have become aware of the increasing importance of the construction sector and the need for new, advanced technologies to be adopted, along with smarter and more efficient construction methods.

The National Precast Concrete Association also promotes the use of smarter methods of construction such as precast concrete, which enables faster build processes and reduced costs. Precast concrete is an example of sustainable construction with its use of sustainable, low maintenance, fire safe and extremely durable materials.

The National Precast Concrete Association, which has partnered with Sydney Build 2016 Expo, is the peak body for the precast concrete industry.

Jamie Briggs, the Minister for Cities and the Built Environment, will also be presenting at the Sydney Build 2016 Expo as one of the event’s top speakers. Embracing innovation to discover new advances for efficiency from untapped areas is important to the development of the Cities and the Built Environment portfolio, as well as the global construction industry as a whole.

Sydney Build 2016 Expo is also working closely with Master Builders Association of NSW to promote the developments and trends of Sydney’s construction scene. Several speakers from MBA NSW including the Executive Director, Brian Seidler and the Executive Safety Officer, David Solomon will be presenting in the event.

To be held in March 2016, the exhibition has already confirmed diverse content for its free conferences and workshops as well as participation by new exhibitors showcasing their products and contributing to the construction industry.