Trends shaping the construction sector in 2017


One of the key topics of this year is energy-efficient buildings. Thanks to innovative façade solutions and smart building materials,

architects and engineers are increasingly able to design buildings that are climate-neutral. The use of solar energy to generate power and heat is becoming ever more important in this respect. Digitisation in the construction sector is also gaining ground. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is playing a role here, as is home automation – the digital networking of building technology. Learn more about the construction trends that are set to shape the industry in 2017 in our Trending Topics section.