Norway was the first partner country of bautec
Norway is setting the pace in terms of climate protection and the digitalisation of construction. This is borne out by aspects such as zero-emissions construction sites and the world’s tallest timber building: As the first partner country of bautec Norway was in a position to provide the German construction industry with the impetus for a future that is successful both economically as well as an ecologically.
Three topics – an infinite number of possibilities
Norway is the European leader in the use of BIM (building information modelling). Since 2016 four major building clients in the public sector have required everyone involved in construction projects to operate with the open BIM standard. As a result this interconnected methodology has become an established means of boosting productivity on construction sites.
Sustainable and intelligent building is another key issue in Norway, where the intention is to achieve zero emissions on all the country’s construction sites by 2025. However, from an ecological perspective the entire value added chain must become more environmentally friendly too, and this is where building materials have a decisive part to play.
From an ecological viewpoint timber is virtually unbeatable as a construction material – and Norway has the raw materials and the expertise to produce timber buildings in a completely new dimension. As an example, in April 2019 the world’s tallest timber building, with a height of 85.4 metres, was completed in Brumunddal.