Demonstration building sites & special theme areas

During the three days of the event, machines and theme-related equipment will impress at the "conduit construction" and "special heavy construction" demonstration sites, as well as in the special theme areas "demonstration building site e-mobility in compact construction, gardening and landscaping" and "attachments arena", which are presented for the first time in 2021.

The machines, attachments and pavers are in use for you several times a day. These impressive and realistic demonstrations will be complemented by technical moderations of the VDBUM.

You will find more special theme areas as part of RecyclingAKTIV: special theme area scrap & metal and special theme area wood & biomass.

↵ Here you can find more information about the demonstration buildling site conduit construction.

↵ Here you can find more information about the demonstration buildling site e-mobility in compact construction, gardening and landscaping.

↵ Here you will find more information about the new attachments arena.

↵ Here you can find more information about the demonstration buildling site special heavy construction.

Map of the Exhibition Area RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE

Demonstration buildling site conduit construction

Efficient conduit construction

Do you focus on products that excel in conduit construction? Our demonstration building site for conduit construction will showcase the typical processes in perfect coordination, just like on a real construction site, twice a day across around 2,000 sqm of demonstration space. From moving and compacting earth to transporting piping elements, this demonstration building site will give you the space to present your products to a specialist audience for every step of the conduit construction process.

What machinery and equipment is used here?

  • Trenchers
  • Trench rollers
  • Backhoes
  • Spreader buckets
  • Attached compactors
  • Special tools for conduit construction like pipe laying grippers and pipe connectors
  • Waste water pumps
  • Conduit construction lasers
  • Dumpers
  • Swivel loaders
  • Carrier vehicles: compact excavators for earthworks, mobile excavators for tight spaces, walking excavators

Over ¼ of visitors listed products and services in conduit construction as the main reason for their visit.

Demonstration building site e-mobility in compact construction, gardening and landscaping

Compact, powerful, safe and reliable

Increasingly strict noise and exhaust pollution requirements in tenders for urban construction mean that civil engineering, gardening and landscaping companies are faced with growing challenges. The solution is an efficient, low-noise and zero-emissions construction site that doesn’t compromise on performance, duration or durability.

25 % of visitors are interested in compact construction.

  • Gardening and landscaping specialists
  • Civil engineering specialists
  • Operators of construction vehicles and equipment in compact construction

Construction areas:

  • Earth excavation and -moving
  • Transport & skill
  • Planum, compaction & path construction
  • Direct machine comparison: diesel vs. electric
  • Gardening and landscaping

What machinery and equipment is used here?

Quiet, efficient and highperformance machinery, from battery-powered mini-excavators, multifunctional loaders and forklifts to electric cable routing or plastering machines.


The planted Atrium at the heart of the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre is the perfect backdrop to the event. Not only does it give your products incredible visibility, but also the best demonstration conditions across its 700 m2 of exhibition space:

  • Located on the only visitor route towards the outdoor exhibition area
  • All-round window for excellent visibility
  • Low noise levels
  • Integrated catering area
  • Location for the opening ceremony and evening event

Attachments arena

Raising the curtain for a brand new demonstration event!

RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE will see the very first of a new and exciting spectacle that will uniquely showcase both the flexibility of carrier vehicles and the diversity of attachments. The attachments arena is an exclusive tool platform that will provide a fantastic stage for a selection of attachments used in everyday construction processes, such as ground preparation and demolition, as well as recycling. Demonstrate your products’ performance and robustness, while concisely and convincingly highlighting the major benefits to users and decision makers. For that added dose of action, the shows will also feature daring stunts and fantastic special effects!

The shows and demonstrated products:

One-on-one like in a real arena or a multi-way contest, you decide! You can showcase attachments alongside each other or working together in perfect interaction to reflect a real construction process.

Attachements arena

Demonstration building site special heavy construction

The full breadth of the special heavy construction sector

Are your innovative products the key to ambitious heavy construction projects? The demonstration building site special heavy construction gives you the perfect conditions for showcasing your machinery and systems. Alongside drilling machines, the demonstration will also present technology for compact construction sites.

VDBUM industry event for special heavy construction

The third VDBUM industry event will deliver the theoretical basis for the complex processing technologies on display at the demonstration building site for special heavy construction. A total of six presentations from prestigious speakers will provide insights into machine technology, legal issues and everyday work in excavations, foundations, sealing walls and building ground improvements. The one-day event will attract around 70 delegates from the special heavy construction sector to the grounds of the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre.

Registration and more information about the programme via the VDBUM.

What will be on show here?

  • Trench securing systems (sheet steel piles, tiebacks)
  • Anchor drilling machines
  • Horizontal boring equipment
  • Fluid-assisted drilling equipment
  • Trench drainage pumps
  • Rotary drilling equipment
  • Stake ramming and drilling equipment
  • Attachments such as vibrating plates, hydraulic hammers, diaphragm wall grabs and cutters
  • Soil displacement equipment
  • Suction excavators

Live broadcast:

The individual work steps will be digitally broadcast on a big screen so that viewers can learn more about special heavy construction.

More special theme areas at RecyclingAKTIV

Portrait Martin Werthenbach, Head of Sales for Germany, Hydrema Baumaschinen GmbH

TiefbauLIVE attracts visitors from all over southern Germany, including plenty of experts and decision-makers. We received a high number of leads that we followed up after the event. We used both demonstration building sites to raise brand awareness among potential new customers in conversation with the experts from the VDBUM. The event has a dedicated and passionate organisation team that guarantees a great atmosphere for both trade fairs.

Martin Werthenbach, Head of Sales for Germany, Hydrema Baumaschinen GmbH

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