digitalBAU establishes itself and sends a strong signal to the industry

After 2020 and 2022, digitalBAU – the trade fair for digital solutions in the construction industry – took place for the third time in Cologne from 20 to 22 February 2024. There, 277 exhibitors from 16 countries presented products from the fields of digital planning, construction and operation. Over the three days of the event, more than 10,000 visitors came to find out about innovations and trends.

exhibitors from 16 countries

days of concentrated expertise

10% international visitors
The main topics at digitalBAU 2024 included digital construction sites, connectivity, smart cities and circular construction.

digitalBau has become an indispensable future trade fair for the construction industry. The construction industry is facing enormous challenges, as construction demand is huge and skilled labour is scarce. Companies are required to build ever more effectively, efficiently and sustainably.

3 days full of flexibility and performance in everyday planning

In a total of 12 presentations and 25 hours of live demos, we offered the professional audience an insight into the versatile possibilities of our latest software version ELITECAD Architecture 16. The interest and enthusiasm were overwhelming. The numerous discussions and positive feedback emphasised the high relevance and indispensable added value that ELITECAD offers for professional planning.

At our trade fair stand, we presented the innovations and new possibilities with ELITECAD Architecture using high-end hardware from co-exhibitor Schneider Digital.
When planning becomes an experience
The perfect ensemble of efficient 3D planning with ELITECAD and high-end hardware from co-exhibitor Schneider Digital offered fascinating insights as well as valuable application examples and best practices in real everyday planning.

Planning in 3D with ELITECAD, stereoscopic viewing with 3D PluraView
Our trade fair team also impressed with a programme that comprehensively covered all the needs of the trade visitors. From an interactive introduction to the wide range of functions and individual live demonstrations at our workstation equipped with a 3D PluraView stereo monitor to exciting presentations, our trade fair stand created the perfect experience for everyone, with three-dimensional planning and real 3D stereo model visualisation that amazed many guests.

From an interactive introduction to the variety of functions to individual live demonstrations and exciting presentations, our trade fair stand created the optimal experience for everyone from three-dimensional planning that left many guests in awe.
Our conclusion
digitalBAU offers trade fair visitors the perfect overview of software innovations for the construction industry. Increased efficiency in the planning process can be demonstrated and experienced live and in real time. In addition, the large number of presentations and exhibitors ensure a solution-orientated exchange between decision-makers from industry, education and politics.

Overall, we are very satisfied with the trade fair and look forward to returning in 2026!
We were able to strengthen our presence in the industry, make valuable contacts and expand our knowledge of the latest developments in the construction sector. The next digitalBAU will therefore be noted with anticipation in the ELITECAD event calendar in order to continue to make an important contribution to development and innovation in the industry.

The next edition of digitalBAU will take place in March 2026.
Before that, we will be presenting our construction software solutions again in Munich at BAU (13 to 18 January 2025).

In the following slideshow, we take a look back at digitalBAU 2024. Many thanks to all visitors, cooperation partners, the dedicated trade fair team and all other contributors!
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