New exhibition sections for FENESTRATION BAU China

FENESTRATION BAU China (FBC) is being extended to include four new
exhibition sections. The focus here will be on the themes of energy
efficiency and sustainable building. The FBC is thus developing into the
most important sector gathering in China.

China’s economic boom is continuing. The second-largest economy in the world is continually expanding its international trade and economic relations. Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, Deputy CEO of Messe München, is in no doubt: “For Messe München this important location is becoming ever more significant. This is why we took over ‘FENESTRATION China’ in 2017—it was the biggest trade-show acquisition so far our company history.”

The most important trade fair for windows and facades in China took place in 2017 for the first time under the new name of FENESTRATION BAU China (FBC) in Shanghai. BAU in Munich, the world’s biggest trade fair for architecture, materials and systems not only gave the show part of its new name, the exhibition was also extended to include some of the segments from BAU, for example, BAU-IT, building automation and building technology.

In order to respond to the rapid growth of the Asian construction sector, the next FBC, which takes place from October 31 to November 3, 2018 in Beijing, has been expanded to include four new areas: Prefabrication Materials & Green Building, Building Chemistry, Construction Tools and Energy-Efficient & Smart Solutions/BIM.

Cost-efficiency is in this case a strong driver of innovation. The section on Energy-Efficient & Smart Solutions/BIM provides space for the presentation of technologies of importance for the future. Here exhibitors can showcase their ideas and solutions on the theme of energy-efficiency. That includes not only observing the latest standards and directives in new-builds. Construction itself also has to be faster, more efficient and above all more sustainable.

The use of prefabricated components helps accelerate this process—and that’s what makes the section on Prefabrication Materials & Green Building so interesting for the Asian market. The increasing use of modular components is also influencing the further development of construction tools—this, too, is a new exhibition section at the fair. Building trades professionals need special tools to fit the prefabricated components together, and they will find those tools at FBC. Chemical building products are mostly invisible, but at FBC they will be playing a prominent role. Developments such as self-repairing concrete or long-lasting corrosion protection for steel help minimize the financial cost of maintenance. Cost-efficiency is in this case a strong driver of innovation.

An expanded supporting program rounds off the introduction of the four new sections. In future there will be a dedicated forum for each of these sections, with experts informing the visitors in trade lectures about the latest trends. In addition the Chinese and international architects at BAU Congress China will be able to exchange experience and also review countryspecific approaches and solutions. A firm component of the trade fair are also the Fenestration Days China. This event has established itself as the most important platform for windows and doors. Also on the program is the ATI Forum and the WA Architecture Day.

The FBC alternates each year between the metropolises of Beijing and Shanghai. Choosing two locations is designed to make the show’s offering accessible to an even larger target group.

Infos and tickets: www.bauchina.com