68th NORDBAU NEUMÜNSTER | 06 - 10 September 2023 | Wednesday - Sunday

(Neumünster) 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.

(Neumünster) NordBau will take place from 8 to 12 September 2021 at the Holstenhallen Neumünster exhibition centre in Schleswig-Holstein and has been the meeting place for the construction industry and decision makers in the building industry for over six decades.

The outdoor area with construction machinery, construction equipment, commercial vehicles and municipal technology is already almost fully booked. Furthermore, in the halls with building materials, building elements, heating, air-conditioning technology, tiles and tools, the bookings are encouragingly high as well. There, the range on offer is targetted equally at visitors such as craftsmen, architects and planners as well as builders from the private and public sectors.

"A second life for building materials" - recycling in building construction and civil engineering

With this year's special theme "A Second Life for Building Materials" - Recycling in
in building construction and civil engineering,
the focus is on the responsible use of increasingly scarce raw materials in the construction industry. High transport costs and growing problems with hazardous waste are further factors. For the structural engineering and its building materials and elements as well as for the civil engineering with the machines and equipments, the recycling will play an increasingly significant role in the future.

At the suggestion of the Working Group for Contemporary Building, the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry for Energy Transition, Agriculture, Environment and Digitalisation, a special show with exemplary products, solutions, studies and innovations, as well as several seminars, will shed light on this topic in cooperation with the Lübeck University of Technology and numerous associations. Around 400 square metres will be available for the special show in Hall 8, as well as further areas in the immediate vicinity for interested exhibitors who want to take advantage of the proximity to the institutions and the special theme.

The topic is intended to show all options to those involved in construction such as securing raw material supplies, avoid hazardous waste, use regional building materials, reduce transport costs and take advantage of recycling opportunities. Professor Dr Helmut Offermann of the Technical University of Lübeck says: "Of all sectors of the economy, construction produces the most waste. That's why we have to use the opportunities of recycling. For resource-conserving building, we also have to consider the lifespan of building materials. The desire for new building materials is only one side of the coin, landfilling is another! Regional building materials that are recycled could be the way forward. For this, builders must consciously choose regional building materials and building material manufacturers must offer separable materials."

In particular, the traditionally large exhibition in the open-air area with construction machinery and construction equipment also provides a suitable setting for trade visitors to find out about machine solutions and further developments for the many recycling and processing tasks in the construction industry.


The future of commercial vehicles for the construction industry

This year, the new products and "one-stop solutions" for electric mobility for the construction and trade sectors will be presented in the South Outdoor Area. Electric commercial vehicles, charging stations, construction and servicing of the system at the company's headquarters, as well as power generation on the company premises, are key points of interest to construction and trade companies.