More than beautiful: Design Plus competition awards prizes for lighting designs and building-technology innovations
The winners of the international Design Plus competition powered by Light + Building have now been decided. The competition's jury of top experts is presenting awards to innovative products which meet the highest standards of design, ease of use, sustainability and technical quality. The prize-giving will take place on 8 March as part of Light + Building, the international trade fair for the industry, in Frankfurt am Main.
A shining example – the Light + Building Trend Forum 2020-21
Longing, delight, hope – few factors shape innovative design as much as strong emotions. Most of them have their origins in economic or political circumstances. In addition to this, the influence of ecology has grown exponentially over the last few years. This is reflected in the number of prominent activists all around the globe.
The Who’s Who of the sector: top global brands at Light + Building 2020
Some 2,700 exhibitors will be presenting their new products at Light + Building, the world’s largest trade fair for lighting and building services technology, in Frankfurt am Main from 8 to 13 March 2020. They include numerous international leading brands in the fields of lighting, security technology and electrotechnology, as well as home and building automation.
Functional aesthetics – when light beams take over from lamps
It is sometimes quite nice if details remain unseen. According to the maxim of the now hundred-year-old Bauhaus movement, both internal and external architecture can be enhanced when ‘form follows function’. This effect is particularly visible where lighting is concerned. Along with the strategic use of windows or light shafts, cleverly placed light sources are, therefore, increasingly taking on the job of light provision. Thanks to high-efficiency LED technology, such light sources are already almost without housing and no longer have any kind of form of their own. Leaving the focus on the light itself.
XaaS – What’s that? New business models on the upswing
Products and services in the field of lighting and building-services technology are increasingly being marketed in the form of subscription models. Known as ‘X as a Service’ (XaaS), ‘Light as a Service’ (LaaS), ‘Security as a Service’ and ‘Safety as a Service’, this trend offers benefits for both providers and customers. Digitalisation is not only driving this development but also giving rise to new business models. Light + Building, the leading trade fair for the sector, will put the spotlight on the innovations when it opens its doors in Frankfurt am Main from 8 to 13 March.
BIM: more efficient processes through digitalisation
Building information modeling (BIM), the IT-supported working method, is gaining increasingly in importance. BIM is being increasingly employed particularly in the design of building technology and in the process of maintenance during the operational stage. This ensures more efficient workflows, shorter planning and construction times, and better collaboration between all those involved. Light + Building, the leading international trade fair, will be providing an overview of the BIM process in Frankfurt am Main from 8 to 13 March 2020.
Connectivity offers efficiency, safety, security and convenience of tomorrow’s urban spaces
More and more people are moving into cities. And the growing shortage of space and resources is a huge challenge for municipalities. The smart city – a connected and intelligent conurbation – is a solution to these problems. The use of digital technologies makes cities safer, more efficient and increasingly sustainable. Light + Building 2020, the world’s leading trade fair for the sector in Frankfurt, presents products for the smart city and provides a platform for smart building automation, intelligent energy management and connected safety and security.
‘Power for Mobility’ special show presents electrical infrastructure solutions
The efficient use of resources and energy not only avoids unnecessary CO2 emissions. It is also an essential prerequisite for maintaining our standard of living. At the same time, e-mobility can make an important contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions and is thus a key to achieving climate goals. According to calculations by the National Platform for Electrical Mobility, the number of electrical vehicles in Germany is expected to rise to between 7 and 10.5 million by 2030.
Intelligent, connected and secure: smart buildings open up new possibilities
Increasing urbanisation and the necessity of conserving resources demand intelligent, connected building services in so-called ‘smart buildings’. Once the digital control systems are intelligently interlinked, they can make buildings more economic and more secure, as well as reducing their energy needs. Solutions for this will be on show at the world’s leading trade fair in its field, Light + Building, in Frankfurt am Main from 8 to 13 March 2020.
BUILTWORLD Contest selects 25 finalists at Light + Building 2020
The 25 most innovative companies in the field of construction and building technologies (ConTech) have been named and are practically on their way to participate in the finals and exhibition at Light + Building in March 2020. The renowned international jury of the Construction Innovation Contest at the end of October selected the startups and innovation companies out of 50 applicants. Their business ideas and solutions are considered to have the potential to revolutionise the construction and real estate industries.
Illuminating: focusing on the future
A new generation of luminaires is creating light settings for all circumstances. The key is digitalisation, which is the driving force for synchronous functions, new application options and designs in innovative spheres. Light + Building in Frankfurt am Main from 8 to 13 March 2020 will focus on lighting trends and developments. And, in combination with progressive building services, the international exhibitors taking part will offer an impressive show of tomorrow’s technologies.
Connectivity brings artificial intelligence into buildings
The process of connecting the various building services with modern safety and security technology is entering the next phase: initial research projects and application platforms permit future-oriented forecasts for the benefits offered by smart-building and smart-city applications. For all experts from the field of technical building planning and construction, the 5th Intersec Forum – Conference for Connected Security Technology – will examine the future of safety and security technology in buildings.
Messe Frankfurt partners with Builtworld for the ‘built world’ of the future
The future of buildings is digital! In the face of demands for CO2 neutral economies and buildings that take into account the requirements of the climate, buildings too will need to be digitalised. As organisers of leading trade fairs for modern building services technology, Messe Frankfurt will now be offering experts from the building planning, construction and realty sectors another structure for the dissemination of innovation, contacts and new business, offering an exclusive opportunity for industry and the building services engineering trades to join up with the innovative new field of ‘Property Technology’ – including start-ups, project developers and investors in the real-estate business.
World market leaders meet with global demand for security technology at Light + Building
Security installations are becoming increasingly important – right across the world. To achieve adequate levels of security, individuals, institutions and buildings must constantly meet new standards. And, in 2020, Light + Building will be making ‘Connected Security’ a central focus of the trade fair. The Intersec Building platform, a congress format and a special-interest guide will provide discussion, information and orientation.
20 years of Light + Building: Fascinating and pioneering work on lighting and connected building technology
Achieve more as a team, be the first to explore new worlds and relive the fascination of new discoveries. Lighting and connected building-services technology create visionary networks. Light + Building brings them to life – 2020 in its twentieth year.