April 17–22, 2023 | Trade Fair Center Messe München

Every two years, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems takes place. Also known as BAU, it is an international event where everyone involved in the international community for planning, building and designing buildings comes together —i.e. architects, planners, investors, representatives of the industrial and commercial sectors, the building trades, etc.

This year, BIMprove project had the honor to be there and we have experienced the future of building in person. Our colleague Matthias Aust, from Fraunhofer IAO, had the chance to see industry’s leading manufacturers and innovative newcomers showcase their products and services for commercial and residential construction and interior work for both new-building and renovation and modernisation.

BIMprove has not only experienced the the future of construction, BIMprove is part of this digital transformation —with ideas, technologies and features to meet the challenges of the industry and optimistically continue on the path to digitalisation. For craftsmen and planners, there are practical innovations to discover and at the Fraunhofer booth, attendees could see first hand the ones BIMprove has developed during the last two years.

BAU offers opportunities for modernisation and renovation in the real estate and housing industry. It is thus suitable as a meeting place for all stakeholders from the building materials trade and renowned manufacturers. Whether planning, construction or design: BAU sets standards in the construction industry. This is where exhibitors give their business customers new impetus. It is also worth exhibiting at BAU because this is where the entire target group meets for industry-related networking.

BAU has proven itself as a future-oriented communication platform. It satisfies the best prerequisites for expanding one’s innovative and technological expertise, which is now necessary to meet the global, ecological and economical challenges in the construction industry.

During the event, we could see how the construction industry sector is progressing and here are the main trends we spotted: 

  • BIM as the leading technology in modern construction: Building Information Modeling (BIM) works by means of software that represents a digital twin of a real building. With BIM, virtual modeling and visualization are possible—from construction and equipment to maintenance and repair. In short, BIM covers the entire life cycle of construction projects. This leads to a lower error rate, less material consumption and reduced time thanks to digital visualization. Check the Augmented Reality (AR) visualisation of our BIM Model.
  • Internet of Things (IoT) as the basis for the autonomous construction site: The IoT networks devices and construction vehicles with each other, for example. In addition, technology development in the construction industry can, for example, take over the intelligent control of systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning in buildings. Check the Multi-User-Virtual-Reality (BIMprove XR-Viewer).
  • AI, machine learning and Big Data: Artificial intelligence is used to identify process patterns and optimize workflows. Based on data sets, it is also possible to solve problems more efficiently. The generated data sets are fundamental for modernized business processes.
  • Robotics in construction: Autonomous machines are more efficient and guarantee faster processes because they work more precisely. Automated process controls with robotics minimize the risk of injury and reduce labor costs. Robots also fill the gaps of the ongoing shortage of skilled workers in the long term. Check the Ground Robot BIMprove system integration and operation.
  • 3D printing is making inroads: 3D printing technology allows components to be developed faster and with less material consumption. As a result, development processes are more flexible and components can be customized.
  • Drones are coming into use: The flying mini-computers are used to inspect, visualize, monitor and measure ongoing construction projects.
    Apps in everyday life: Craftsmen are increasingly using app applications to record measurements and required masses, for example. On top of that, they are useful for communicating with clients and site managers. Check the BIMprove Data Capturing Drones.

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