October 4, 2023
Digitalization in the construction industry is making progress and facing major challenges. The increasing use of construction software is also having a positive effect on digitalBAU 2024. The trade fair for digital solutions in the construction industry will be held for the third time in Cologne from February 20 to 22. The focus will be on connectivity, digital construction sites and urbanization, among other things.
Around five months before the start of the event, Exhibition Director Otto Nowack is optimistic about digitalBAU 2024: “The response from exhibitors has been very positive. Following BAU last spring and digitalBAU conference & networking in summer, you can feel that the industry is now looking forward to another exchange in Cologne next February.”
Among the exhibitors are also numerous leading industry companies, including Bechmann, Hexagon, Hottgenroth and the NEMETSCHEK Group, that will present their solutions and products in Cologne. “The participation of these key players shows that digitalBAU has its finger on the pulse and has established itself as an important meeting place,” says Otto Nowack.
This year’s event will focus on three key topics. Under the heading of connectivity, digitalBAU will showcase innovations and trends from the fields of BIM, virtual/augmented reality, planning software and smart building.
Digital construction sites focus on big data, the Internet of Things, blockchains and digital twins. In terms of sustainability, circular construction is taking on an increasingly important role. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about topics such as modular construction, material databases and construction with used components. The future of urban living is called the smart city. There, the focus is on urban planning/development, connected buildings, green cities and refurbishment with digital technology.
In addition to the exhibition area, digitalBAU 2024 will once again include a comprehensive supporting program. In various forums and interactive modules (Forum Hall 1, Session Area, Exhibitor Stage, Heinze Forum, digitalLAB), participants will gain insights into topics such as rationalization, digitalization in trade, and digital software for circular construction. In addition, the Innovation Trail offers the opportunity to see, touch and try out digital technologies. In cooperation with the Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Handwerk, digitalBAU will show potential new solutions for everyday life in the construction industry at various stations. One of the highlights of the event will be the presentation of the German Construction Award on the first day of the fair. Together with Bauverlag, digitalBAU will honor innovative companies in the construction industry.