Neumünster. – In the spirit of the 60th NordBau and 40 years of Denmark’s participation, the largest compact exhibition for construction in northern Europe is scheduled for this year. Approximately 900 exhibitors will follow the call to Neumünster from the 9th to 13th, September. The classic northern German trade fair has been fully booked for months.
The great importance of the NordBau in the exhibition scene, is shown, among other things, by Denmark’s 40th-participation. As always, the time spent at the fair in Neumünster is seen as a stepping stone to Germany for the construction industry for the neighbouring country as Dansk Byggeri, the Danish Construction Association, emphasized. Due to this anniversary, HRH Prince Joachim from Denmark is expected at the opening ceremony along with Schleswig-Holstein’s Prime Minister Torsten Albig. Also, the Minister of Interior and Federal Affairs, Stefan Studt, who is responsible for construction, has confirmed his attendance for the first day. Reinhard Meyer, Minister of Economy, Labour, Transport and Technology, will discuss on Friday at the fair in a kick-off event along with representatives from the Chamber of Architects and Engineers, the State Office Road Construction and Transport as well as the construction industry, among others, new ways for sustainable quality of construction projects.
Once more, it is already apparent that the upcoming NordBau will be particularly attractive for foremen and site managers. For this purpose, the big machinery presentation will again be a large contributor to the open-air grounds. This year, the Holstenhallen fair ground is the only one in Germany where the entire spectrum of latest machine technology will be on display. The focus is again on environmentally friendly drive technology, lower fuel consumption as well as a wide range of attachments. Of course, these are also criteria that apply to the municipal technology. Furthermore, commercial vehicles for construction and trade also offer the latest innovations and developments of the vehicles and their features.
Again, the full range of construction materials and systems for residential, commercial and interior design in new and existing buildings awaits the building trade and developers. Among other things, the producers of the traditional brick will show how a cavity wall with brick façade can create an energy-optimized and environmentally-friendly house. It does not matter whether it is a “passive house”, a “zero-energy house” or an “energy-plus house”.
As in the previous year, loft conversion to create additional living space is also a top issue. Trendy topics such as “feel-good house”, “healthy building” or “building safely – living safely” are continued with the special theme “Architects on the look-out for rooms”.
Attending the NordBau has created additional value for many years. During the exhibition, seminars will be offered especially for employees of small and medium-sized companies who would like to avoid long downtime due to staff attending training sessions. Therefore, more and more visitors use the time while visiting the exhibition not only to discover technical innovations and further developments, but also use the opportunity to participate in training courses. NordBau offers sessions such as “Driving and resting times”, “Securing cargo impulse course” and “Safety training for earthmoving machines”. Participants of these special courses will receive a certificate upon completion.
“We are certain that company owners or managers benefit when their employees return not only with new ideas for their daily work, but have also completed a course at the same time,”
emphasized the exhibition management.
The exhibition centre is very pleased with the current preparation of the NordBau.
“The feedback and the exhibitors’ great interest confirm the concept NordBau in its 60th exhibition year. ‘Here we talk to each other’ has been the slogan for years of this fair between the metropolitan regions of Hamburg and Copenhagen,”
said Dirk Iwersen, managing director of Holstenhallen Neumünster.
Every year, on approximately 69,000 m2 of outdoor area and over 20,000 m2 of hall space, the industry platform in the north offers over 900 exhibitors space to present the entire spectrum of construction with modern building materials and components, powerful machines, municipal machines and attachments for construction and trade as well as the latest energy technology.