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The debut of up#BERLIN at bautec Berlin is being eagerly awaited too. From 18 to 21 February 2020 the slogan for the whole of Hall 4.2 will be: Planning. Building. Operating. This new joint project by the National Association of the German Construction Industry and bautec combines the components of planning, building, housing and operating together at one trade fair for the first time.

The innovative platform that is up#BERLIN provides all those involved in the value chain of building with some ideal networking opportunities.

Future of Building

The representatives of companies, start-ups, associations, training, recruiting and research are invited to come and discuss the future of building, modify proven business models and development new ones. The partner country Norway will be making important contributions, as will the patron of this event, the Federal Ministry of the Interior for Building and Community.

Forum up#BERLIN | hall 4.2

The quality of this programme will be underlined by the extensive supporting programme: The congress on Serial Construction in Digitalisation from the Viewpoint of the Industry, Politics and the Housing Industry will focus on an important issue of our time: the architectural and urban planning opportunities and the limits to serial and modular construction These issues will also be addressed at the symposium on Social Acceptance of New Housing Construction.


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In statistical terms the construction sector is still among the least digitalised branches of industry. This is not all that remarkable, considering that building is still being carried out as it was 40 years ago. However, there has been a fundamental change in the general conditions. The industry is suffering increasingly from a lack of skilled personnel, while time pressures and the demands for quality are increasing. Since the supply of skilled personnel is restricted it is essential to make efficient use of existing resources. This is where assistance can be provided by digital technology and start-ups that have specialised in supporting the construction industry as it enters a digital future.

Whether this involves the processing of orders, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Smart Building or Virtual Reality – the scope offered by start-ups in addressing these issues is massive. And because there is still so much to be done in a digital context in the building industry, so new start-ups continue to appear in the field of construction tech.

These subjects are all addressed by bautec, which is working together with the start-up trade fair TECH IN CONSTRUCTION to provide a special area just for start-ups. Around two dozen start-ups will be presenting their solutions on an area of some 250 m² in Hall 4.2. In addition young entrepreneurs will also be presenting their problem-solving approaches at regular intervals on the main stage. A lounge area with a café is provided where discussions can take place.