On a bitingly cold midwinter’s morning a measured snowfall blankets Munich and leaves traffic at a dead stop. At the city’s fairgrounds visitors give scant attention to the elements, distracted by the buzz of activity emanating from inside the congress centre. There’s the whoosh-bang of nail guns driving tiny spikes into timber; in another hall, someone powers up a tile cutter. By lunchtime several booths are manned by blonde barmaids balancing trays of beer and taking orders while navigating through boisterous crowds of beefy men swilling lager…
Roof tile colour samples
Paving pedestals for decks and raised floors
Skylights on show
Velux’s 180-degree tilting window
Mirko Arend, BAU exhibition director
Apprentice carpenters at work
Trying out a Hilti cordless hammer drill for size
Würth abrasive discs for grinding machines
Caulking colour chart from Otto Chemie
Buyers’ meeting room
Hands-on exhibits are up for grabs
A sleek and secure Siedle video intercom
Schüco’s façade display at BAU
Architects examine photovoltaic panels at Boehme Systems stand
Building block game at an exhibitor’s booth
Sliding door at the Häfele stand
Lignotrend’s soundproof wood is integrated into a wall’s design
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