Side Events

Conferences, courses and seminars given by some
of the leading organisations,institutions, informative
blogs and companies associated with the sector.

2017 Side Events, in detail

Barcelona City Council, COAC, Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Barcelona Building Construmat

Architecture Week

From May 20th to 26th

Barcelona City Council, the Architects' Association of Catalonia (COAC) and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, in collaboration with Barcelona Building Construmat and ArquinFAD, organised the 2017 Architecture Week, a pioneering joint experience that took place in various sites around the city between 20 and 26 May.

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The Present and Future Health and Safety in Europe and Catalonia

May 23rd

International Professionals discussed and presented the situation of security and health in Europe.

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48h Open House

Architecture Routes

From May 23rd to 25th

Meeting point: information point of hall Europa

Exclusive registration for accredited trade professionals at the show.

The show was the epicentre of various activities devoted to the teaching and dissemination of architecture, opening the programme to conferences and round tables. These activities were rounded off with tours of emblematic buildings in the city organised by 48h Open House.

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Ministry of Development (Fomento), CSCAE, Arquia Foundation

13th Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial

From May 23rd to 26th
Talks Arena

Works and projects, research works and innovative products awarded by the XIIIBEAU

The exhibition presented a general overview of the production of Spanish architects from January 1st, 2013, to December 31st, 2015, through 22 award-winning projects, 20 finalist works, and another 59 shortlisted proposals, where domestic and small-scale interventions took precedence over major projects. The Biennial also awarded 11 research papers; 36 outreach actions and projects; As well as 3 innovative products produced by the industry for Architecture and Urbanism.

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BIM EBS-Construmat Space

From May 23th to 25th
Hall 2, stand 679

Throughout the week at Construmat, European BIM Summit generated a series of workshops and presentations at its stand within the Fair grounds. Companies, professionals, experiences… were shown continuously in this space.

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Government of Catalonia

How to do business in: Colombia, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador and Peru

May 24th
Stand Generalitat de Catalunya, C372

Success strategies and opportunities in internationalisation in the construction industry

Given by experts with national knowledge of their construction industry in a presentation of the main business opportunities in each of the participating countries. To round off this overview, a bilateral organisation also gave a talk on the key factors for a company to successfully access and position itself in these countries.


Rehabilitation: Architecture of the City Built

May 24th
CC1, auditorium hall, floor -1 (press room)

The meeting presented the most important features of this specialty and the evolution in terms of safety, accessibility and comfort experienced over time. We gave special emphasis to aspects of urban rehabilitation and regeneration that have made our cities what we know today.

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Google, Only Media Web and Overalia

Google and the Marketing Applied to the Construction Sector

May 24th
Room 1.4. CC1

The construction sector takes advantage of digital marketing to get more customers and sales?

The construction sector takes advantage of digital marketing to get more customers and sales. After the vertiginous internationalization and digitization many companies still have to digitize to improve their website traffic, publicize your brand and increase your sales with the tools that digital marketing offers. Four Speakers from Google, Only Media Web and Overalia offered in just over an hour keys, data and examples of success to optimize our resources, to find us those who still do not know that are looking for us and to be able to measure "conversions".

European BIM Summit


May 24th
Room 1.1. CC1

An afternoon dedicated to the future Aces in the building sector. An afternoon dedicated to learning how BIM will transform the new construction industry. Attendees learned how to construct buildings in a collaborative, multidisciplinary technology, as in real life! Also they could discover why both Europe and Spain are investing in BIM, this being the key to have a job as soon as you finish studying.

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Green Building Council España

Sustainability Materials Tour in BB-Construmat. Discover the trends with Green Building Council.

May 24th and 25th
All around the BB-Construmat venue visiting different booths.

Guided tour to different booths in BB-Construmat.

Different companies presented their new materials for sustainable buildings

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Digital identity course for architects in Barcelona

May 24th and 25th
Press auditorium

Digital reputation, business strategy and online communications

The proposed course aimed to take a theoretical and practical approach to the topic of Digital Identity, with a particular emphasis on architects and people working in the world of architecture. During the two afternoons of course lectures, delegates were taken through the basics of a Digital Identity Project (DIP). It is becoming more and more evident that if you don't have the right online presence, you may as well not event exist in the labour market.

càtedra immobiliària

Trends in real estate and construction in Catalonia. 24th edition of Pulsímetro Inmobiliario.

May 25th
Room 1.4 CC1 Europa Hall

Client profiles and the requirements of demand. The case of MAR Real Estate.

A report that places special emphasis on new build and construction. Volume of finished work, trends in building permits and housing stock. Focus on the social segment, which is back centre stage and needs appropriate housing.

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European BIM Summit

Le BIM, un pas en avant !

May 25th and 26th
Hall 5

European referent event organised by CAATEEB, BIM Academy and buildingSMART Spanish Chapter, jointly with Barcelona Building Construmat.

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Standard UNE 85219. Windows Installation on site

May 25th and 26th
Room 1. Press Room

In the conference, the Spanish Standard UNE 85219 related with the installation of windows was presented. The Standard was published in November 2016 and it includes the recommendations and guidelines for the correct installation of windows.

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Discover the latest design and home renovation trends

May 26th
Meeting Arena Hall

Houzz, the leading platform for home renovation and design, revealed what homeowners' interests are when planning their renovation projects. The attendees had the opportunity to discover more about how they renovate their interiors, how much they spend and which professionals they hire.


Assembly of the General Council of the college of designers of Interior

May 23th
Room 1 Press Area

By invitation

Interior design, debate on the future of the profession

The Assembly of College Interior Designers of Spain, which form the General Council, was held. The President of the General Council and the College of Catalonia, Teresa Casas, together with the Presidents of the college autonomy debated about the profession, plans for future and present time of the areas.
The retinue of inauguration of the trade show as well as guests of the Ibero-American Council of Interior designers, leaded by President Juan Bernardo Dolores, were saluted.

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Executive Board of ASEFAVE

May 24th
Room 1.3 CC1 Europa Hall

By invitation

ASEFAVE Executive Board meeting. Spanish Association of Curtain Walling and Windows manufacturers.

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Fundación Laboral

Let's build

May 24th
Room 1.1 - CC1

By invitation

A presentation by some of the leading representatives from the sector's business organisations, represented by the Official Chamber of Site Contractors of Catalonia (CCOC), the Federation of Construction Companies (FEC) and the Trade Unions of Catalonia, represented by UGT-FICA and CCOO Construcción y Servicios, moderated by a representative of the Government of Catalonia.


General Assembly of ASEFAVE

May 24th
Room 1.3 CC1 Europa Hall

By invitation

ASEFAVE General Assembly meeting. Spanish Association of Curtain Walling and Windows manufacturers.

Followed by the 40º Anniversary event

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Barcelona Building Construmat is organized in 4 Arenas:



Main exhibition space representing the sector's entire value chain.

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A discussion forum for understanding the future as an opportunity for growth

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New networking formats to promote new business opportunities and internationalisation.

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