4 June 2021, 09:33
With a good tailwind, planning for NordBau 2021 is in full swing. The date for the 66th NordBau in the Holstenhallen Neumünster in Schleswig-Holstein is September 8 to 12, 2021. As the pandemic situation continues to improve, the construction industry and builders can look forward to Northern Europe's largest compact trade fair for construction.
"The declining infection figures, especially in Schleswig-Holstein, confirm that it was it was right to have held on to the preparations for the implementation," says Dirk Iwersen, Managing Director Holstenhallen Neumünster.
Schleswig-Holstein's Minister President Günther is looking forward to the opening of NordBau
"In September, we will have a great deal more normality and therefore more will be possible again. This also applies to events and trade fairs. Perhaps still with some hygiene and protection measures. However, I am very confident to again have a NordBau as usual, with many exhibitors and visitors. Amidst the pandemic, last September, NordBau, together with the state government, was the only construction trade fair in Europe to make an alternative trade exhibition possible," says Minister President Günther. "The construction industry and the craftsmen are and have been a mainstay during this difficult time, we continue to count on them and vigorously support them."
Plan with foresight and avoid cost traps!
Especially in times of high land prices, rising construction costs and raw material shortages, it is important to get a good overview of the range of affordable building components. This is what NordBau offers, especially with its numerous exhibitors from the the building construction. The direct exchange between people interested in building, construction companies, architects and engineers from the construction industry is essential in these times. This allows individual building projects, ideas and challenges to be discussed and the best solutions to be sought. Whether new construction or renovation - some situations cannot be postponed, so that also in this time the realization of building projects must remain affordable.
The exhibitors of the NordBau advise the visitors in regards to their products, trends and tips to implement solutions for attractive building at affordable costs. Dipl.-Ing. architect Dietmar Walberg, managing director of the Working Group for Contemporary Construction registered association. (ARGE) comments on it: "For construction, the current situation with the development of individual material prices is not good - however there are no grounds for hysterical reactions. With good planning and preparation, the use of regional building materials and the involvement of competent architects and planners, a lot can be made possible. At the ARGE stand, we will be happy to provide suggestions and advice on it."
The opportunities for exchanges with experts and an individuell advice is also appreciated by Alexander Blažek, chairman of owners' association „Haus & Grund Schleswig-Holstein“. For its over 70,000 members, he sees a great need for information, especially when it comes to the conversion or renovation of used acquired or inherited real estates.
Petra Memmler, Association of North German Housing Companies „Verband norddeutscher Wohnungsunternehmen (VNW)“, reports on the tense situation for her member companies: "Within just a few months, the prices of many building materials have risen sharply and there are increasing supply bottlenecks for certain materials." This makes safe and sound planning more difficult. "For this reason NordBau can contribute to serve as a forum for direct exchange between builders and planners with the construction industry and the building trade to find possible solutions or alternatives for affected projects," hopes the VNW regional manager.
A second life for building materials, responsible use of increasingly scarce raw materials!
With this year's special theme "A second life for building materials – resource-efficient building and civil engineering", NordBau in Hall 8 not only draws attention to the responsible use of valuable raw materials, which are currently scarcer than ever, but also offers a platform for all those interested in and responsible for construction! High transport costs and growing problems with hazardous waste are further factors that are putting a strain on the construction industry as a whole. At the suggestion of the Working Group for Contemporary Construction, the Ministry for Energy Transition, Agriculture, Environment and Digitalization of Schleswig-Holstein, in cooperation with the Technical University of Applied Sciences Lübeck „Technische Hochschule Lübeck“ and numerous associations, a special show will be realized on around 400 square meters with exemplary products, solutions, studies and innovations. In addition, several seminars will shed light on this topic. The topic is intended to show all those involved in construction to identify ways of securing raw materials, avoiding hazardous waste, using regional building materials, reducing transport costs and exploiting the opportunities offered by recycling.
Facts, figures and data
On 69,000 square meters of open-air area and over 20,000 square meters of hall space, NordBau impressively demonstrates its strength and position as the most important compact exhibition for construction in Northern Europe and the entire Baltic Sea region. Numberous seminars and events complete the fair format with a strong trade visitor frequency, whereby two thirds of the seminars are recognised by the Chamber of Architects and Engineers of Schleswig-Holstein (Architekten- und Ingenieurkammer SH), as official advanced training events. Since 1956 exhibitors use the NordBau to reach the numerous trade visitors as well as end customers (builders from the public as well as private sector). The fair is thus very appealing for all those interested in construction, as well as those working in the construction industry. Furthermore, NordBau has been cooperating with the neighbouring country, Denmark, for over 45 years, which sees the trade fair as the basis for the German and European markets.
Source: Holstenhallen Neumünster GmbH