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The 66th NordBau is preparing with high confidence for the largest compact

NordBau will take place from 8 to 12 September 2021 at the Holstenhallen Neumünster exhibition centre in Schleswig-Holstein and has been the meeting place for the construction industry and decision makers in the building industry for over six decades.

The outdoor area with construction machinery, construction equipment, commercial vehicles and municipal technology is already almost fully booked. Furthermore, in the halls with building materials, building elements, heating, air-conditioning technology, tiles and tools, the bookings are encouragingly high as well. There, the range on offer is targetted equally at visitors such as craftsmen, architects and planners as well as builders from the private and public sectors.

“A second life for building materials” – recycling in building construction and civil engineering

With this year’s special theme “A Second Life for Building Materials” – Recycling in in building construction and civil engineering, the focus is on the responsible use of increasingly scarce raw materials in the construction industry. High transport costs and growing problems with hazardous waste are further factors. For the structural engineering and its building materials and elements as well as for the civil engineering with the machines and equipments, the recycling will play an increasingly significant role in the future.

At the suggestion of the Working Group for Contemporary Building, the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry for Energy Transition, Agriculture, Environment and Digitalisation, a special show with exemplary products, solutions, studies and innovations, as well as several seminars, will shed light on this topic in cooperation with the Lübeck University of Technology and numerous associations. Around 400 square metres will be available for the special show in Hall 8, as well as further areas in the immediate vicinity for interested exhibitors who want to take advantage of the proximity to the institutions and the special theme.

The topic is intended to show all options to those involved in construction such as securing raw material supplies, avoid hazardous waste, use regional building materials, reduce transport costs and take advantage of recycling opportunities. Professor Dr Helmut Offermann of the Technical University of Lübeck says: “Of all sectors of the economy, construction produces the most waste. That’s why we have to use the opportunities of recycling. For resource-conserving building, we also have to consider the lifespan of building materials. The desire for new building materials is only one side of the coin, landfilling is another! Regional building materials that are recycled could be the way forward. For this, builders must consciously choose regional building materials and building material manufacturers must offer separable materials.”

In particular, the traditionally large exhibition in the open-air area with construction machinery and construction equipment also provides a suitable setting for trade visitors to find out about machine solutions and further developments for the many recycling and processing tasks in the construction industry.

The future of commercial vehicles for the construction industry

This year, the new products and “one-stop solutions” for electric mobility for the construction and trade sectors will be presented in the South Outdoor Area. Electric commercial vehicles, charging stations, construction and servicing of the system at the company’s headquarters, as well as power generation on the company premises, are key points of interest to construction and trade companies.

Numbers, data and facts

With around 69,000 square metres of outdoor exhibition space and over 20,000 square metres of indoor exhibition space, NordBau impressively demonstrates its strength and position as the most important compact construction trade fair in northern Europe and the entire Baltic region. Over 800 exhibitors from 13 countries meet around 63,000 visitors annually at NordBau. The 50 seminars and events that always accompany the fair. register a total of 4,300 conference participants, with two-thirds of the conferences being recognised by the SH Chamber of Architects and Engineers as official further training events. Since 1956 exhibitors have used NordBau to reach both the numerous trade visitors and end customers (public as well as private builders). NordBau thus enjoys a high level of acceptance and attraction for all those interested in building and for those working in the building industry. In addition, NordBau has been cooperating for over 45 years with the partner country Denmark, which sees the trade fair as a basis for the German and European market.

The 66th NordBau will take place from 8 to 12 Sept. 2021 at the Holstenhallen Neumünster exhibition centre.

Source: Nordbau Press