REBUILD 2020 shows at the CCIB (the Spanish abbreviation for the Barcelona International Convention Centre) in Barcelona how building companies apply the latest developments in digitalisation and sustainability.

Barcelona is getting back into the swing of major business events with REBUILD 2020, which brings together more than 100 exhibiting firms from 29 September to 1 October and is held every year alternately in Barcelona and Madrid.

An annual forum for innovation applied to the building sector which will showcase the latest advances in areas such as industrialisation, digitalisation, the sustainability of new materials and the decarbonisation of the sector.

These advances are applied in practically all areas of building, such as façades, kitchens, bathrooms, floors, surfaces, structures, partition walls, exteriors, technology, services, interior design and decoration, installations, energy efficiency, enclosures and home automation.

The REBUILD Memorandum aims to make building the spearhead of the country’s economic recovery.

To get a good idea of the magnitude of this event, it should be borne in mind that REBUILD brings together around 70% of residential development in Spain. In this complicated year, the sector wants to put the emphasis on the collaboration between the public and private sectors. A good example of this will be the presentation and delivery to the Government of the REBUILD Memorandum. This brings together the measures proposed by all the links in the sector to ensure that building is the driving force behind the country’s economic recovery.

The more than 200 speakers at the congress will address cutting-edge topics such as BIM (Building Information Modelling), Build to Rent, the new CTE (Technical Building Code), Proptech, Buildtech, IoT applied to intelligent buildings, 3D printing, decarbonisation and the circular economy applied to construction.

There will also be conferences to meet the needs of the various professional profiles in the building industry, from architects to BIM managers, engineers, builders and interior designers. A third thematic block will focus on issues that concern each segment of the industry: housing, hotels, offices, retail, health and social care, industrial, etc.

The agenda for the three days includes the National Congress on Advanced Architecture and Construction 4.0, which will bring together 260 experts and congress participants over the course of eighty sessions. The programme includes such well-known names for professionals in these areas as Julio Touza (Touza Arquitectos);

Marta Fernández (Executive Director of RMIT Europe), Mar Santamaría (Urban landscape researcher of 300.000 km/s), David Martínez (CEO of AEDAS Homes), Sarah Harmon (CEO of Habitissimo and former CEO of Linkedin) or Iñaqui Carnicero (Director General of Urban Agenda and Architecture of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda).

The agenda of the National Congress of Advanced Architecture and Construction 4.0 is completed with the celebration of six summits: REBUILD BIM FORUM (focused on BIM methodology), the Purchasing Managers Summit, the Engineering Summit (organised jointly with the ACI – Association of Installation Consultants), the Construction Tech Startup Forum, the Vertical of Wood Construction and Talent Market Place (on the new professional profiles related to construction 4.0).