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digital BAU: Why visit?

  • When: 31 May – 02 June 2022
  • Where: Cologne, Germany

digitalBAU covers IT applications (software, online and digital solutions) all along the value chain in construction. This includes software companies, industry and start-ups. In the intervening years between each edition of the world´s leading trading fair BAU, digitalBAU is an important platform for planners, architects, engineers, building trades professionals and the entire industry.

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.

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.

Fairs and More, Inc.

Dawn Cabigon – International Trade Fairs Officer