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February 14, 2020

bautec meets Norway’s green construction industry

Twelve companies representing the Norwegian construction industry at bautec – Individual consultations about the Norwegian market on 20 February

With eco-friendly materials, zero emission construction sites and intelligent, energy-efficient buildings Norway is showing the way in the creation of a greener construction industry. The first partner country of bautec is demonstrating how this is can be achieved from 18 to 21 February in Berlin. In addition to the internationally renowned architectural practice Snøhetta and the real estate company MIRIS the Norwegian construction sector is represented in Halle 4.2 at bautec 2020 by ten other companies active in the fields of sustainable and intelligent building, timber construction and BIM.

In Germany the perception of Norway is of a trailblazer for innovative building and architecture. Ambassador Petter Ølberg expressed his confidence: “We are using bautec 2020 to show that buildings can also help in achieving climate objectives, because we in Norway can not only build in an attractive way but also sustainably, for example using timber as a renewable raw material.”


Sustainable and eco-friendly construction materials

From an ecological viewpoint timber is virtually unbeatable as a construction material – and Norway has the raw materials and the expertise to produce timber buildings in a completely new dimension. Three timber processing experts are featured at bautec. Kebony is presenting modern construction timber, which owes its long working life to a patented form of treatment. Marnar Bruk is exhibiting impregnated timber for use on external cladding, patios, roofs, sound insulation panels and laminated timber. The eco-friendly, low maintenance, hard-wearing timbers are pressure-treated and impregnated with liquid oil. TEWO has developed a construction system based on solid timber elements, which facilitates rapid assembly and does not require a plastic diffusion barrier.

If concrete is being used, then why not a form that also purifies urban air? Joma International employs an advanced nanotechnology to produce concrete that eliminates environmentally harmful chemicals in the surrounding area. The result is cleaner buildings, purer urban air and more sustainable urban spaces.


Energy-efficient buildings and energy-plus houses

MIRIS is a Norwegian proptech company that is developing sustainable technology solutions for the real estate sector. For example, this is currently leading to the creation, in a collaboration between MIRIS, Snøhetta and Powerhouse with the Hotel Svart, of the world’s first energy-positive hotel near to the glacier of the same name in Norway.

Energy-efficiency in new buildings is not only an important factor for large business and cultural premises, but also promises that such buildings consume fewer resources. Nordic Smart House has developed buildings that are modular as well as cost- and energy-efficient. They can help to reduce emissions while at the same time providing housing for a rapidly expanding urban population.


Digital solutions for the construction industry

Cobuilder and Rendra, which specialise in developing digital solutions, are two other contributors to their country’s pavilion. The subject of digitalisation is one of the main themes of bautec, and Norway plays a leading role in the use of digital 3D models, so-called BIM technology. StreamBIM has been created by Rendra to launch the most intuitive and user-friendly 3D BIM software on the market. And Cobuilder offers a cloud-based, integrated platform that is intended to provide structured and standardised data about products, materials and systems. The Cobuilder platform addresses the specific requirements of various stakeholders in the construction industry and paves the way for cooperation and for the smooth exchange of data both internally and with all kinds of software from third party suppliers.

Isola, Vestre and Viking Arm complete the display on the combined Norwegian stand at bautec. Isola is an expert in construction waterproofing and provides the building trade with solutions to its moisture problems. Isola is exhibiting Platon Comfort at bautec – innovative underlay sheeting that ensures lasting protection against moisture for floating floors. Using the slogan “Bringing people together”, Vestre has addressed the task of designing innovative and aesthetically pleasing street furniture. And Viking Arm is exhibiting the unique, portable and patented lifting jack that was launched commercially in the autumn of 2019. This single-person tool simplifies the work of assembly and other construction tasks.


Norway as a business partner

On the Tuesday at bautec (18.2.) at 2 p.m. Michael Kern, general manager of the German-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, will be introducing Norway as a business partner at the Forum up#BERLIN. On 20 February commercial experts from the chamber of commerce AHK Norway will be present at the Norwegian pavilion, where they will be providing exhibitors and visitors with opportunities for individual consultations about the Norwegian market. More details about this event can be found here.  


Norwegian Pavilion | Hall 4.2

Cobuilder AS | Isola | Joma International AS | Kebony AS | Marnar Bruk | MIRIS AS | Nordic Smart House | Rendra AS | Snøhetta | TEWO | Vestre GmbH | Viking Arm


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The International Trade Fair for Building and Construction Technology is organised by Messe Berlin and takes place every two years. Among bautec’s unique selling points is its comprehensive approach towards buildings, from the basement to the roof, as well as the infrastructure. The programme of bautec is rounded off by GRÜNBAU BERLIN and up#Berlin.