BAU is the World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems in the construction industry. It is where future-oriented manufacturers come together with an audience of interested professionals. Their primary interests include the latest techniques, materials and applications that can be put to use in actual practice. This is where visitors experience the future of building in person. BAU 2017 took place from 16 to 21 February 2016 at the Messe München, in Munich, Germany. The event is getting ready to open its gates with four key themes that are critical to the future of building. Many exhibitors will orient their presentations to those themes and have corresponding solutions on display. In the fair's forums, architects, building engineers and project developers will explain and discuss various aspects of these key themes. And in BAU's special shows, they will be demonstrated using examples of various products and projects.