What to expect at BATIMAT 2019 17th October 2019 | IN DESIGN EVENTS | BY SBID

From 4th to 8th November 2019, Le Mondial du Bâtiment returns to Paris-Nord Villepinte with INTERCLIMA, IDÉOBAIN and BATIMAT coming together as the leading international event for the architecture, building and construction industries. It is a one stop shop for all industry players to get a 360º view on the newest products in the sector and help them rise up to the challenges of today and tomorrow.

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BATIMAT will occupy four halls. In Hall 4, Interior and Outdoor fittings will take centre stage, while Hall 5A will host the Workshop Machinery and Joinery/Closures sectors. Hall 5B will be home to Tools, Site Equipment and – for the first time – commercial vehicles, including outdoor areas for demonstrations. Set up right between Halls 5A and 6, the new Construction Tech® sector will present digital solutions for buildings and will host the largest gathering of sector-specific start-ups. Finally, in Hall 6 visitors will find the “Building Structure and Envelope solutions” area together with all the sector’s main trade organisations. For the first time in France, BATIMAT has given the popular Offsite area its own dedicated sector.

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Reasons to Visit BATIMAT 2019

BATIMAT more than ever is the place to be for industry professionals, offering a wide range of activities to help them prepare today to face the major challenges of tomorrow. With exhibition spaces and talk tracks entirely focused on what’s hot in construction, trade visitors to BATIMAT will find everything they need to make sense of developments in the building sector. With over 1,000 exhibitors registered, coming from every sector of the industry, the show will bring together all the major players.

Featuring alongside the exhibitors’ presentations and the show regulars, there will be a number of unmissable features at this year’s event:

1. City of tomorrow

The city of tomorrow is being built today. At the interface between buildings and mobility, the city is evolving and changing, and technological and technical breakthroughs have brought about new interactions which directly impact construction. The industry needs to reinvent itself, and BATIMAT offers visitors the innovative solutions required to make this happen.

  • Symposium: “How can we ensure manufacturers and project owners work together to build the African city of tomorrow?” with the AIMCC (Association for the construction product industry) (Forum Hall 5A) – Monday 4 November
  • Construction 21 Green Solutions Awards (Forum Hall 5A) organised to recognise exemplary buildings, districts and infrastructures which are helping to combat climate change – Monday 4 November
  • Presentation of the “100 smart projects which will change people’s lives” awards run by the Smart Building Alliance (SBA) (Forum Hall 6) – Wednesday 6 November


2. Understand the expectations of new residents

Users and residents want better lives, and to play a part in the design of their homes. With one special day devoted to the topic, BATIMAT will question players from the Architecture and Construction sectors about this new trend – Wednesday 6 November.

  • International Architecture Morning (Forum Hall 5A) – High Tech versus Low Tech? What possible scenarios for a sustainable city?
  • “Regard sur l’Architecture” events (Forum Hall 5A) – Reclaiming: land regeneration; Adapting: reversible places, resilient places; Reacting: environmental creativity
  • 6th Housing Solidarity Day organised by I Loge You for Handic’Alpes including a round table discussion with property players (Forum Hall 6)
  • The Faire Avec collective and The Salvation Army: talk promoting the circular, social and solidarity economy in the construction sector (Forum Hall 6)


3. Inventing new homes

Housing is reinventing itself and adapting to new forms of use. Primarily a place for us to live, the home is also becoming a place of work. It’s a functional space which evolves over the years to accommodate lifestyle changes. BATIMAT shines the spotlight on these new homes to better understand them.

“Smart living and smart working”: a full half-day track with the SBA (Forum Hall 6) – Wednesday 6 November:

  • Connected homes, 100% of new builds will be switched-on by 2021
  • Digital, to speed up the energy transition
  • Digital, to build houses that are reversible and flexible, new forms of use
  • Digital, to improve working conditions and new working methods
  • Commercial buildings, or how to increase the value of property
  • Digital, mobility, the city of the future

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4. Deciphering the future of construction

Connectivity and new technologies increasingly are core to forms of use. BATIMAT highlights the different technologies (voice, AI, 3D, etc.) which are changing the world of construction and how homes are used. In partnership with Gimélec (the federation of electro-digital companies), BATIMAT launched a major initiative to help professionals with digital transformation and industrialisation. The new area, CONSTRUCTION TECH® has the largest and most comprehensive range of building digitalisation solutions.

5. Wood, material for every challenge

Widely used in construction, wood naturally features strongly at BATIMAT. More generally however the sector is also increasingly promoting renewable and no-waste solutions.

  • A first for BATIMAT: a house made 98% of wood will be assembled during the show, in partnership with Arteck (Hall 6)
  • Wood Sector Morning (Hall 6) – Tuesday 5 November from 10am to 1pm
  • Olympic games: wood can compete like no other
  • Notre-Dame de Paris: the “forest”, constructing an oak frame in the 21st century
  • Reducing your carbon footprint: wood is naturally biosourced from nature
  • The stats: wood in construction & the outlook for 2030 and 2050
  • Forestry-sourced wood strategy and markets: health and luxury


6. Proven renovation and decarbonisation solutions

Reducing the carbon footprint of buildings during both their construction and use is a major environmental challenge for the sector. During the 5-day event BATIMAT will be presenting existing solutions, both with the products and solutions of our exhibitors and through a plethora of highlights.

  • Talk: “Life Cycle Analysis courses, E+C- experimentation, RE 2020: the challenges and issues of engaging the construction industry and its players in the low carbon initiative?” (Forum Hall 5A) – Monday 4 November
  • Talk: “Energy renovation of buildings in France and Germany: sharing experience” (Forum Hall 6) – Tuesday 5 November
  • Pilot projects for prefabricated modular renovation
  • Biosourced material for the energy renovation
  • The energy renovation passport
  • Symposium: “Is renovation the future of the building industry?” – Thursday 7 November

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7. Intelligent energy-production in the commercial sector
Optimising, storing and sharing energy and services are key energy transition concepts. BATIMAT revisits all the solutions for improving energy efficiency, offering financial savings and enabling responsible consumption.

  • Symposium: ‘Energy production and storage’ organised by ENERPLAN (Forum Hall 6) – Thursday 7 November


8. Discover MMC: the concept revolutionising the building industry
BATIMAT 2019 sees the launch of a 1,000 m2 space devoted to Off-Site construction and events relating to this new building method. It will also go even further by touching on topical issues such as the ELAN act, BIM technologies and 3D construction.

  • New Off-Site space with the ACIM, Avelis, BTP Consultant, Cougnaud, GreenFLex, La Maison Abordable, Leco, Normetal, Ossabois, Procontain and T&H: Attend daily talks, an Off-Site school and demo workshops.
  • Presentation of entrants’ proposals for the EnergieSprong competition.
  •  International symposium: “Off-Site construction: a revolution?”


9. Experience the building site of the future

Visitors to BATIMAT can try out COBATY’s new site digitalisation solutions at the Building Site of the Future space in Hall 6:

  • Workshop 1: the site preparation meeting
  • Workshop 2: site security consideration
  • Workshop 3: using the BIM model on site
  • Workshop 4: using the BIM model on site
  • Workshop 5: on-site quality control