Scheduled for March 28–30, 2023, the sixth Rebuild, an event that will transform Madrid into the world capital of construction technology, is almost upon us. Organized by Nebext and recently overhauled, this year’s event will attract over 20 thousand professional attendees and around 500 exhibitors, who, for three days, will discuss sustainability, innovation, collaborative working, digitization, the impact of inflation on the construction sector, and more. During this period of deep economic and geopolitical instability, the goal of the event will be to offer a roadmap forward made up of advanced technologies, latest-generation construction ideas, BIM systems, sustainable materials, cutting-edge modular lighting systems, interiors, furnishings, floors, surfaces, and energy and climate efficiency. In other words, Rebuild will also act as an innovation hub.
The organizers intend that the 2023 event will live up to its slogan of Building Together, with the ultimate goal of laying the foundations for a solid network of collaboration among the public and private sectors, companies, professionals, and stakeholders with a view to the joint transformation of the construction industry. This is why Rebuild has attracted representatives from national and international bodies.
Rebuild 2023 will also host the latest National Congress of Advanced Architecture and Construction 4.0 (Congreso Nacional de Arquitectura Avanzada y Construcción 4.0), one of the most important and informative forums in the world dedicated to future trends, innovations yet to come, and the most pressing industry questions that need to be addressed in the current economic and social climates. With sessions held in several auditoriums at the same time, over 560 experts will discuss a range of issues, including the most pressing need of defining a legal framework for industrialized building systems so that they can become increasingly used as a construction model. According to Rebuild data, two percent of buildings in Spain are the result of this approach. This macro theme will spill over into questions regarding the role of investors and credit institutions, and industrialized building’s potential and value in terms of energy efficiency, the ecological transition of the entire sector, social housing, and market trends. The program therefore includes sessions on renewables, starting with natural sources with high potential for thermal applications, such as biomass, geothermal, and solar energy, to name a few. Other issues to be discussed will include prefabrication, modular systems, environmental certification, the circularity of the sector, decarbonization, home automation, and smart buildings.
But the over 250 sessions will be organized around the three main themes of industrialized construction, sustainability, and digitalization, to which special lectures will be dedicated, including as part of the Sustainability Forum. This event, organized in collaboration with the Green Building Council, will offer concrete measures for achieving the objectives of the European Green Pact by 2050.
Among the speakers will be representatives from Foster + Partners, Estudio Lamela, b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, and many others.
The 2023 conference program will focus in particular on the use of BIM, with a special daylong forum (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) scheduled for March 29 to assess the process and identify potential future applications. Taking place in the Holcim Auditorium, the forum will examine a range of potential BIM applications, from the public sector to its ability to create digital twin cities, its applications with heritage buildings and renovation projects, and its use in the lifecycle assessment of buildings.
The organizer’s goal of making Rebuild a place for networking and to highlight the work of emerging professionals was behind the forum dedicated to startups as agents for innovation and change. In this way, the event will highlight the best new work being done in the areas of advanced architecture, the design of spaces, construction 4.0, and the reuse and renovation of existing buildings.
Location: Madrid, Spain (IFEMA – Feria de Madrid, Av. Partenón 5, 28042)
Date: March, 28th-30th
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