digitalBAU conference & networking

The digitalisation of the construction industry - these are your key benefits.

Find out about the entire value chain of the construction industry at digitalBAU. During three days, you will receive a comprehensive overview of all aspects of construction projects: Starting with planning and implementation to maintenance, refurbishment or deconstruction.

Take advantage of the opportunity for personal exchange with various professional groups from the construction industry. Visitors to digitalBAU include architects, engineers, urban planners, investors, building contractors, manufacturers from industry and the crafts, as well as building technicians.

Visitor Guide


From initial concept to completion: Software solutions are part and parcel of the business of building. Why? Because they simplify your work, bring cost savings and are readily available. They also deliver a fast return on investment. All of which means software is a must for efficient projects. Especially as increasingly local authorities require bids for public contracts to be submitted digitally. Many states in Germany have this requirement, for example. Building Information Modeling (BIM) has also long since advanced from being a “nice to have” into a “must have”. The benefit to you is clear: More certainty in planning, cost-transparency, time-savings and effective error avoidance. In short: minimized risks – maximized efficiency. Even clearer is the role of digitalization in smart buildings. As demands on user-comfort, building security and energy-efficiency rise, the more critical digital solutions become, as does the question of data security. Are you looking for answers? Welcome to digitalBAU conference & networking!

Building trades/Building entrepreneurs (SMEs)

Digitalization sounds like a very big and complex step. But in fact what it is primarily is an array of small and practical solutions that can support you in your day-to-day business processes, from arranging meetings and payroll accounting to statutory time-logging and reliable organization of materials. In short: useful tools that give you more time for the real work. In this way you are then able to master more projects successfully, and also able to prepare your company for the demands of tomorrow. Apropos: Entries in BIM programs bring advantages in the awarding of contracts. But on site, too, Building Information Modeling is a useful planning and management tool. Because it contains all the information on a building, the machinery and the building components, and can be consulted at any time and updated as necessary. Lots more on all this at digitalBAU.

Facility managers/Recycling professionals

As the requirements regarding energy-efficiency, building systems and maintenance in-crease, so too do the demands on facility management. The larger and more complex a property, the more indispensable are digital solutions. Best example: The integration of smart systems to regulate light incidence, air quality and temperature that play a critical role in creating an optimum internal climate in a building and that help you to identify significant savings potential. Or the use of BIM that makes it easier to not only manage but also renovate, dismantle and recycle buildings, because the repairs and all the materials and components used are cleanly documented. These are all valuable da-tasets that are also a big benefit in converting or selling a building. Just what is involved in modern facility management can be experienced at digitalBAU.

Public bodies/Government authorities

In your day-to-day business you see that for public bodies and government authorities, digital planning and construction are normal practice. In urban development and infrastructure planning, real-time programs and digital town plans are being used more and more frequently. Digitalizing administrative procedures is also a shared goal of central, regional and local government. For example, building approval applications are handled entirely digitally, and for transport infrastructure projects BIM 2020 will be standard. Here, too, archiving and data storage become all the more important. How do local authorities benefit from digital processes? Find out at digitalBAU.


When it comes to investment, what is really worthwhile? In short, it is one that delivers planning certainty, cost-savings and ROI. Best example: BIM. During the planning and implementation phase BIM helps to reduce your project risks and optimize time plans and expenses – because all those involved in the project have real-time insight into processes, costs, changes and the status quo. The advantages to your business are clear: intelligent operation of buildings, self-analysis capability and the generation of suggestions for optimization using data collected, e.g. in terms of space use and energy-efficiency. Also digital solutions such as smart building and cyber security concepts play an important role in enhancing the value of your buildings. Indeed from the digital data themselves new business models can emerge. At digitalBAU you can find out how to identify these opportunities and discover which prop-tech start-ups are delivering the most exciting new ideas.

Science, research, next generation

Whether you are a student or a trainee, digitalization in the building sector is opening brand new possibilities, also in terms of careers. The better you understand the digital world, the more fields of activity will be available to you and the better will be your career chances. Knowledge-transfer today is no longer just the old teaching the young, but also vice versa, because the upcoming generation is already proficient in digital tools. Which means right from the start you can get successfully involved in a company, helping to shape the digitalization processes and, in the best case, thereby create new workplaces and business models. For the sector in general this means above all one thing: image change through technological change. Are you ready for the future? digitalBAU is your trade fair.

Main topics

The exhibitors at digitalBAU conference & networking present solutions and products from various subject areas. Learn more about innovations and trends in software and hardware, energy and measurement technology, lighting control, mobility and security systems. In addition to contact with leading industry companies, digitalBAU conference & networking also offers you the opportunity to get to know start-ups and their innovations on site.

These are the main topics of the digitalBAU conference & networking 2023

Your visit to digitalBAU conference & networking is doubly worthwhile. You will not only expand your professional network, but also bring your knowledge of technical developments up to date. For this purpose, digitalBAU conference & networking 2023 will focus on five topics that will significantly influence and further develop the construction industry in the future:


  • BIM
  • VR / AR
  • Metaverse
  • Digital construction site

Digital Twin

  • Digital transformation in the skilled trades
  • Hyperlinking
  • Big Data
  • Internet of Things
  • Blockchain
  • KI


  • Resources
  • Cycles
  • Smart Building


  • Urban Planning
  • Proptech
  • Green & Responsive City
  • Co-Working
  • Modular Building