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Taking place for the twentieth time in 2022, bautec has become established as one of Germany's leading construction industry trade events.

The focus of visitor interest was on the concept of energy-saving which integrates the building exterior with intelligent systems engineering, sustainable and energy-efficient solutions, climate protection measures and the use of state-of-the art building materials and methods.

Demand for construction stems mainly from the private, public and housing sector, whereby ever stricter stipulations as regards the implementation of sustainable and energy-efficient solutions have led to an even greater demand. The consequences of this positive trend were evident at bautec, which once again confirmed its role as one of the most important events for Europe’s construction industry.

For exhibitors and visitors, the unique benefits of bautec lie in the all-inclusive combination of products and services, a comprehensive program of theme-centered conferences and congresses, and a broad spectrum of up-to-date industry information.

Get ready to make valuable contacts and take part in inspiring discussions.

Exhibitor Statements bautec 2020

“bautec is essential. Not only is it the place where discussions and business take place, but also where innovations, joint ventures and trends are on display. I have been able to obtain details about many technical building issues, from 3D concrete printers to alternative solutions for the production of heating and hot water, as well as the modern science of tools and smart homes. There is really everything here.”

Anne Katrin Bohle, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Interior, for Building and Community

“I attend bautec in my capacity as the senator with responsibility for building and at the start of a joint campaign to boost the image of the building trade. We want to attract more young people to join the building trade, and in this respect it is a perfect match. Here at the Career Centre bautec I have learned that the building professions are changing in some respects, and that practical work in the building trade is open to girls too, although fewer girls seem to be choosing this work. What does impress me is that the trainees here at this fair are strongly committed to their chosen career. It is evident that, logically enough, people are passionate about building.”

Katrin Lompscher, Senator for Urban Development and Housing Berlin

”The Norwegian pavilion at bautec 2020 attracted very many visitors and was noticeable for the team spirit among the exhibitors. From the feedback that we have received we know that the organisation and positioning of the combined stand and the quality of the visitors were regarded as very positive. The collaboration with Innovation Norway, the Norwegian embassy in Berlin, the bautec team and Messe Berlin also ran very smoothly.”

Michael Kern, General Manager of the German-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce

“A brand new concept was adopted at the start of bautec. Digitalisation in construction and BIM in particular require closer collaboration between everyone involved in the building sector. I was very pleased to see that, in cooperation with Messe Berlin, we have been able to create a new area in Hall 4.2 for this purpose, with the name up#BERLIN. Topical subjects such as digitalisation, housing construction, air conditioning, sustainability, public procurement law and collaboration featured in the rounds of discussions, and at the experts’ congresses and symposiums.”

Dieter Babiel, Chief Executive of the National Association of the German Building Industry

“The fair has developed very well. In particular it has benefited significantly from the new forum up#BERLIN, and the focus on digital construction. For me the dominant topics were serial and modular construction and refurbishment. It was also good to see a great many modular building specialists in Hall 4.2 and that modules were on display so that visitors could take a closer look. I was fascinated by the 3D concrete printer from Peri, which showed the direction being taken in working with concrete.”

Ingeborg Esser, Chief Executive of National Association of German Housing and Real Estate Companies

“For the guild, as part of a network of businesses, industry and wholesalers, bautec 2020 was very successful. Our discussions about the central issues of the energy transition and digitalisation were consistently productive, demonstrating to us that a comprehensive approach and the networking concept function very effectively. For the industry bautec is a very important way of continuing to play an active role on the Berlin market in the coming years. Personal contacts remain indispensable.”

Andreas Schuh, Chief Executive of the Sanitation, Heating and Air Conditioning Guild in Berlin

“The Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection organised the technical show on ’Re-Use and Recycling’ for the first time at bautec. I am very satisfied with the way this show was held, and it exceeded our expectations. Our participation enabled us to establish important contacts with planners and building owners, and it also emphatically signalised the need to achieve a transition in the resources used by the building industry in Berlin.“

Thomas Schwilling, Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection Berlin

“Here at bautec we had the first opportunity to present the future of automation technology for construction sites, with live demonstrations of our 3D concrete printer in front of a large audience. I can state that this was a very successful occasion. There is still a lot of scepticism about our technology, but that is precisely why we are here. We are demonstrating that 3D concrete printing is no longer at the trials stage but is ready for use on construction sites. For us the future has already begun. We encountered a lot of enthusiasm and will be able to implement the first projects this year, working together with architects. One of the core reasons why we were at bautec is the subject of surfaces. Do our clients like the porous surface of the printed item or do they prefer it smooth? We have received valuable feedback about this aspect, which will find its way into the next generation of these machines.”

Dr. Fabian Meyer-Brötz, Head of House Printing, Peri

“We want to take a new look at planning and building and in so doing, to remain true to our DNA as a sustainable discounter, by acting in an uncomplicated and efficient way and as process professionals. Working together with our partners we want to encourage innovations and in this way take responsibility for the future and for society. For this reason we have decided to become the first food retailer to be represented with its own stand at bautec and at the Careers Centre bautec. We have met with a very great and extremely positive response and are delighted to have been able to hold many interesting discussions with innovative companies and individuals.”

Jens Peter Rohmann, Manager Building / Real Estate Project Development Lidl

”This was the first time we exhibited at bautec. The many different exhibitors and visitors provided a good opportunity to establish contact. We had lots of meetings on our stand, particularly on the second and third day of the fair. We also made use of the opportunity to find out about the latest developments and trends.”

Sabine Helterhoff, Chief Executive Officer of Bonava Deutschland GmbH

“Following bautec we have drawn positive conclusions. In accordance with our slogan for the fair “We are thinking ahead on digitalisation. Together”, on our stand we had discussions with many colleagues from the building sector on subjects such as interfaces within companies and digitalisation, as well as on issues such as marketing and human resources development. Modular construction was another in-demand topic. Many trade visitors came to find out more about serial construction. For us bautec was not only a good opportunity for establishing new contacts in the industry, but also for holding initial interviews with potential employees. I myself spoke mainly with people interested in the career prospects on offer, and was particularly pleased that so many young people showed an interest in Wolff & Müller as an employer.

Martin Tyszko, Group Leader Personnel Recruitment and Support, Wolff & Müller

“Innovative topics like BIM, serial construction and subcontractor management were presented at bautec 2020. These subjects are all of serious concern to the industry and will lead to substantial changes in the medium term. I am pleased to see that many exhibitors and companies have made use of this year’s bautec as a platform for an exchange of views, and that we were able to hold many stimulating discussions.”

Marcus Becker, Manager Kondor Wessels Bouw Berlin