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.


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!

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 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 also offers you the opportunity to get to know start-ups and their innovations on site.

Highlight Topics 2022

Your visit to digitalBAU 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 2022 will focus on five topics that will significantly influence and further develop the construction industry in the future:

Digital construction site

Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology plays a major role in the digitalisation of construction sites. Since last year, this application has been mandatory for public infrastructure projects in Germany. However, other aspects such as digital surveying, the use of drones and the control and monitoring of the construction process using applications are also playing an increasingly important role. In addition to the suppliers of solutions in the field of digital construction sites, you will find informative sessions on this highlight topic in the supporting programme.

Artificial Intelligence

In the age of Internet of Things and automation, work processes on construction sites are also evolving. Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are making processes more efficient and thus also more cost-effective. You can find out which requirements must be met for the use of AI and what needs to be taken into account at the trade fair stands as well as in the forum programme during lectures and discussion panels.


One consequence of AI and machine learning in the construction industry is the use of robotics. In this case, its use also has an efficient impact on money and time. Furthermore, new occupational fields are emerging in the construction industry. In the future, the construction worker will take over IT-supported programming and control activities, while the robot will be responsible for the previously difficult physical work. You can get an insight into the various possibilities for using robotics in the construction industry from the participating companies and in the supporting programme.

Urban development, society

Urban space will have to face major challenges in the coming years. In addition to demographic change and bottlenecks on the housing market, the energy transformation is also influencing the urban development of tomorrow. The exhibitors at digitalBAU will show you which digital approaches in the construction industry are helping to shape the urban future. The lectures and discussion panels in the forum programme will also show further approaches to solutions.

Networked buildings/­Smart Building

Networked buildings will also have an important function in the city of tomorrow. So far, smart buildings have largely been used in the area of single-family homes. With regard to urban developments, the requirements for these buildings are also changing. Important aspects here are safety and efficiency. The exhibition area and the supporting programme at digitalBAU will give you an overview of smart building solutions and products.