Nordbau construction fair
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Building trade fair NordBau offers orientation: Energy saving, advice on energy conversions, Hydrogen technology – the green energy, build and finishing with wood

(Neumünster) The 67th NordBau – from September 7 to 11, 2022 at the Holstenhallen Neumünster exhibition center in Schleswig-Holstein – is ready to begin. Visitors can again look forward to a wide range of products and services at the northern European platform for building construction and civil engineering, construction equipment and machinery, municipal technology, building materials, construction elements and energy technology. Advice and information on specific energy-related issues will be the focus this year – for private builders, homeowners, and tradesmen.

Advice for homeowners on the new Schleswig-Holstein energy transition law

Which requirements apply to whom when replacing the heating system? To provide homeowners and tradesmen with comprehensive information on the new Schleswig-Holstein Energy Turnaround and Climate Protection Act, the Schleswig-Holstein Consumer Advice Center, Haus & Grund Schleswig-Holstein, the Working Group for Contemporary Building and the SchleswigHolstein Sanitary, Heating and Air Conditioning Association have joined forces to offer an advice stand in Hall 7. Because although the Act is to be implemented from July 1, 2022, many questions are still unanswered. Private homeowners, landlords of apartments as well as owners of commercial properties can obtain comprehensive information at the joint stand to avoid costintensive surprises when equipment fails by taking precautions and planning in good time. Tradesmen can also find out what changes and requirements they need to be prepared for.

H2 hydrogen – Green Energy of the Future

An important energy carrier of the future will be hydrogen technology, to which the trade show is devoting the special theme in Hall 6. Together with strong partners, there will be a comprehensive information and advice center there, where visitors can obtain basic information about the possibilities of expanding and using hydrogen technology and the associated energy infrastructure. For whom and what size of company does the use of hydrogen make sense? What is the
lead time for converting to hydrogen technology? What hurdles must be overcome and who is there to help? Experts provide practical advice on the production, storage, transport, and usability of hydrogen – for private and industrial use – and illustrate this with a model on site. The NordBau is the platform, on which partners present the advantages and still existing challenges of this green key technology and want to advance together.

Building and extending with wood – healthy living, climate-friendly, regional

Under this motto, the special show in Hall 8 will present the latest solutions for the renewable raw material – from the tree to the building – for building owners as well as for carpenters and woodworkers, roofers, architects and engineers, carpenters and interior designers. A daily stage program with sample demonstrations of processing and product innovations offers interested visitors extensive information on the diversity of timber construction, supplemented by expert lectures at the accompanying Timber Construction Day – from basic knowledge to concrete construction details.

Teaching and research in construction – using synergies – shaping the future

At the central contact point of the Chamber of Architects and Engineers SH, the TH Lübeck, the Kiel University of Applied Sciences and the BKI (Building Cost Information Center) in Hall 1, the “Initiative Bauwesen”, the “Forum Kreislaufwirtschaft Bau – Wiederverwendung I Recycling” and a research pavilion of the TH Lübeck will present themselves together for the first time. The players want to promote teaching, research, and the promotion of young talent in the construction industry in a bundled way and use synergies. Architects, engineers, students and interested parties can obtain extensive information there about research and study opportunities and gain insights into construction processes and their further development through impulse lectures. A 100 m² research pavilion of the TH Lübeck made of biopolymers and flax fibre strands exemplifies the possibilities of construction and the importance of research, especially regarding sustainability.

Seminars and conferences in the new Holstenhallen Congress Center

The approximately 55 seminars and training events, which are expected to attract around 4,000 trade visitors, will be held this year for the first time in the newly built “Holstenhallen Congress Center Schleswig-Holstein” (HCC-SH). Directly integrated into the trade fair, the conferences offer an optimal opportunity for professional exchange followed by individual trade fair visits. Two-thirds of the events are training events recognized by the Schleswig-Holstein Chamber of Architects and Engineers.

Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs open NordBau

The 67th NordBau will be officially opened on September 7 at 11 a.m. by Schleswig-Holstein’s Minister President Daniel Günther and Schleswig-Holstein’s new Minister of Economics Claus Ruhe Madsen. In addition, numerous representatives from politics and business have announced they will visit the fair to inform themselves about news of the exhibitors.

Figures, data and facts

With around 69,000 square meters of outdoor exhibition space and over 20,000 square meters of indoor exhibition space, NordBau is considered the most important compact construction trade fair in northern Europe and the entire Baltic Sea region. Annually up to 800 exhibitors from 13 countries meet about 63,000 visitors. More than 50 seminars and events register a total of 4,300 conference participants, with two-thirds of the conferences being recognized by the SH Chamber of Architects and Engineers as official training events. Since 1956, exhibitors have used NordBau to reach both the numerous trade visitors and end customers (both public and private builders). NordBau has a high level of acceptance and appeal for all those interested in construction and for those working in the construction industry. Furthermore, NordBau has been closely associated with the partner country Denmark for more than 45 years, which sees the trade fair as the basis for the German and European market.

Source: Nordbau Press