Structural changes in halls A5 and A6 have an impact on the floor covering, effecting the area of row A. The layout in halls A1 to A4 will correspond to the one at BAU 2017. The area of stones, soils, building materials, and joining solutions traditionally covers 22,000 square metres in Halls A1 and A2. It includes sand-lime brick, concrete, pumice and fibre cement building materials, plaster, screeds, and insulating materials. The exhibitors will present solutions from the areas of dry-wall interior construction, prefabricated buildings, and facade systems.
As usual, roof tiles and roof constructions cover the entire Hall A3. The tile industry shows its complete repertoire—from bricks, roof tiles, dormer windows and roof membranes to the complete facade system.
The tiles/ceramics and natural stone/cast stone areas will once again share Hall A4. “The two exhibition areas fit together perfectly and serve as a connecting element between facade elements and floor coverings”, explains Mirko Arend, project manager at BAU.
The manufacturers of floor coverings will have more space compared to BAU 2017. They will now take up the entire space of the two Halls A5 and A6. The exhibitors there will be presenting the entire range of products from elastic materials (linoleum, PVC, rubber, cork) and textiles to laminate and parquet flooring—including floor-laying technology and equipment.
Halls B1/C1, B4/C4 and B6/C6 form connected exhibition areas in rows B and C. Halls C5 and C6 will also be added—this means 20,000 square metres more space.
As always, Halls B1 and C1 will be devoted to facades, systems and aluminium profiles. The 20,000 square metres exhibition area also includes machines for aluminium and steel work.
The themes of locks, fittings and security also form a coherent area. At the centre of Halls B4 and C4 are doors and windows made of wood, aluminium, plastic and glass. Locks and fittings as well anti-intrusion systems, door driving technology and access-control systems complete the range.
Construction tools and chemical building products will also be given an extra half of the hall space, resulting from the larger total area. They will now take up the complete Halls B6 and C6. Leading manufacturers show how and where their extensive range of products is applied. This also includes solutions for fire and noise protection. “Tradesmen Meet”, previously located in Hall B0, will in future also be in Hall C6 around the construction tools.
In 2019, building and facade systems made of steel will also be found in Hall B2, as well as systems, products and surfaces made of stainless steel, zinc and copper.
In the direct vicinity, also in Hall B2, you will find the themes energy, building services and solar technology. Manufacturers show how technical solutions—ventilation and air-conditioning technology, solar system construction—can be integrated into the building in an architecturally sophisticated manner.
A new exhibition area in Hall C2 connects the theme of light with the theme of smart building/building automation. In the lighting sector, the focus is on daylight management, lighting control, lighting concepts, daylight versus artificial light. Exhibitors of building automation and control systems are brought together to form a link to already existing themes such as facade systems, windows and doors, and energy technology.
Door and door drive technologies including parking systems will once again occupy Hall B3.
Exhibitors from the glass industry move from Hall C2 to Hall C3. Leading companies from the international glass and glass facade industry will be presenting the latest developments and products in the fields of glass and glass architecture.
As ever, Hall B5 presents the extensive range of products and services offered by the woodworking industry. This covers structural timber construction as well as interior fittings, wood-based materials, stairs and veneers.
BAU-IT, the largest show of its kind in Europe, moves to Hall C5 in 2019, and for the first time, it covers a complete hall. It offers visitors a wide range of IT solutions in the fields of tender and award process, billing, project planning, measurement technology, project management, and controlling. For the first time, it also features the “Digital Village”. There, the focus is on digital building initiatives. In addition to a small forum, it offers start-ups, software providers and the construction industry in general the opportunity to present their digital future concepts.
The wide range of products and services offered at BAU 2019 is tailored to all target groups relevant to the construction industry.
Planners: Architects, interior designers, engineers, structural engineers, municipal and state building authorities, energy consultants.
Investors: Housing companies, private and municipal property developers, real estate managers, fund managers, retail/chain stores, facility managers (building maintenance).
Interior and exterior construction industry: Floor layers, Roofers, Screed layers, Facade fitters, window / glass facade constructors, tile layers, glazing experts, installers / heating engineers, plumbers, landscape gardeners, painters / varnishers, masons / concrete builders, metalworkers / locksmiths, parquet layers, roller shutter engineers / blind builders, joiners, solar technicians, stucco workers, dry-wall construction fitters, heating/cooling technology/sound insulation specialists, carpenters.
Trade: Building materials trade, other trade.
Research, education and training: Universities, research institutes, master schools, technical colleges and vocational schools.