Research Projects

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WU BIM | Planning and construction

In recent years, the digital method Building Information Modelling (BIM) has increasingly found its way into the German construction industry, especially in the field of infrastructure. The research & development project "Economic feasibility study on the application of the BIM method in the design and construction phases in infrastructure construction" is being commissioned by DEGES with the overall objective of objectively quantifying the added value of applying the BIM method in federal trunk road construction. more...

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BuN | BIM and sustainability

One of the five strategic goals of the Master Plan BIM Bundesfernstraßen is to optimize sustainability with the help of the BIM method in order to support the achievement of the Paris climate protection goals. To further implement BIM, the expert network BIM.Hamburg is working with ICoM on behalf of the BMDV to develop new standards for a digital and sustainable way of working in the construction sector. more...

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OHT2 | Off Highway Twins-2

Work that occurs during the life cycle of infrastructure objects requires a reliable data basis. The OHT2 project is therefore investigating over a period of three years how environmental data can be derived on the basis of digital twins of mobile working machines and transferred to cloud data services. mehr...

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The aim of the project is to develop air-Kon-Matrices - inflatable, individually shaped and resource-saving hollow chamber matrices - for the production of lightweight foundations. A sub-goal of the Institute for Construction Management, Digital Engineering and Robotics in Construction at RWTH Aachen University is the development of digital models for the hollow chamber foundations, which are to be used for semi-automated production on the one hand and for on-site use to assemble the hollow chamber matrices on the other. more...



The aim of the project is the (partly) automated creation of digital twins for existing infrastructure structures. The basis is created by merging current measurement data (photogrammetry or LiDAR images) with the existing building documentation. The resulting as-builtmodels form the basis for future-oriented maintenance management and sustainable transport infrastructure. more...



BIM opens up completely new possibilities for visualization. However, there are neither definitions nor standards for the necessary process steps, interfaces, characteristics and qualities of the visualizations. The goal is a generally applicable guideline that discusses and validates the methods of building visualization based on object-oriented 3D models and defines them for the first time in a step-by-step concept. more...

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This research project provides a generally applicable guideline in which a holistic BIM strategy is manifested for all builders and operators of future hospital projects. The developed BIM strategy is based on a concrete analysis of strategic goals of different parties involved in the... more...

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The acceptance and use of building-integrated photovoltaic systems is to be increased by optimizing life cycle from design to installation and operation by using the digital method Building Information Modeling. The project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy with approximately 2.4 million Euro, is ... more...


Further ongoing projects

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