Bauelemente Bau is the leading magazine for wood, polymer, aluminium and glass processing in the subconstruction industry, especially as related to the production of building components such as windows, doors and facades (joiners, carpenters, glaziers, metalworkers), the production of roller shutters and venetian blinds, the specialised market for building components, including the entire supplying industry (hardware, jointing compound etc.) and installation. The main topics cover the entire spectrum of production technology and methods, including reports and the presentation of new products; articles and information on issues related to business management, marketing/sales and law as well as the monthly market reviews/documentation on inner doors, solar control systems, hardware, door panels, insulating and functional glass and system overviews round out the editorial concept.
Along with the German edition, which comes out 11 times a year, we also publish a Russian version of the magazine which focuses on the same topics. This edition is published four times a year and distributed in Russia, as well as in the Baltic states and other neighbouring countries.
In addition a Bulgarian licensed edition of Bauelemente Bau has been on the market since 1 January 2007.
Machines for Aluminium and PVC Profile Processing
In this column we report on the machine and systems technology required today for the processing of plastic and aluminium profiles and the efficient manufacturing of windows, doors and facades. These articles cover both the more simple manufacturing technique used in production as well as highly automated systems for large enterprises that manufacture on an industrial scale.
In this subject area we cover the entire process from wood optimisation and scantling production to the actual manufacturing of wooden windows. Here we also consider surface coating processes and the associated machinery as well as accessories such as gaskets. Along with classic manufacturing processes in continuous systems the use of CNC machines continues to gain importance in wooden window manufacturing.
Window and Door Fittings
We present current developments in tilt and turn fittings for windows of all materials. Other important topics are front door hinges and locks, as well as multipoint locks. Here special consideration is given to solutions that help prevent break-ins, constructions for sensors that notify you when your door or window is open and electric motor solutions.
Software Used in Window Manufacturing and Trade
Complex production processes such as those used in the manufacturing of wooden and plastic windows can no longer be controlled without the use of efficient software solutions. These programs have become an essential tool for the processing of orders. Software modules with which all processes of a company (order processing, design, production, logistics and controlling) can be controlled are now available.
Plastic and Aluminium Profile Systems
The demands placed on window constructions continue to increase. In response manufacturers of aluminium and plastic window constructions have come out with new constructions which not only provide improved thermal and acoustic insulation but also meet requirements for safety and break-in resistance as well as smoke and fire resistance. All of this is taken into account with a detailed report on new systems, accessories and new processing methods.
Modern glass panes have a multitude of functions. They not only provide the necessary thermal insulation but also have a whole series of additional functions, such as acoustic insulation, break-in protection, fire resistance and solar control. Our readers are kept up-to-date with topical reports on new developments and the most important companies in this market segment.
Solar Control and Screening
Solar control and screening in the form of roller shutters, venetian blinds and awnings will continue to gain significance in this industry. Bauelemente Bau not only presents the latest developments in the field of solar control and screening; we also report on the drive and control solutions used for these systems in the form of roller shutter motors or radio transmitters.
Trade fair visitors have the opportunity to learn about the latest technological developments which can help a company rise above the competition through the application of innovative solutions. Bauelemente Bau supports visitors by providing a detailed preliminary report on all important trade fairs in the industry. All relevant innovations are presented in order to provide the visitor with a thorough preparation for his trade fair visit.
In the German edition, as in the Russian and Bulgarian editions, we publish a whole series of market reviews. These reports cover, as far as possible, all manufacturers of profile systems, fittings, wooden and plastic windows etc. that are important for the market.