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2022/09/26: The IIB at the ECPPM in Trondheim, Norway

The European Conference on Product and Process Modelling 2022 (ECPPM) took place in Trondheim, Norway, from 14-16 September. The conference has been bringing together researchers for 14 years to present the latest advances in information and communication technology in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction and facility management.

2022/09/19: Prof. Heinrich Werner Best Paper Award won at the Forum Bauinformatik

From 7 to 9 September, several students and research assistants presented their papers at the Forum Bauinformatik, which took place in Munich at the Leonhard Obermeyer Center (TUM). The forum is especially aimed at young researchers and students.

It is particularly worth mentioning that the paper:
„Integration of BIM and Industry 4.0 - approach for rapid deployment of digital twins for modular construction” by Jan Heinbach, Bennet Hülsmann and Simon Kosse was awarded with the Prof. Heinrich Werner Best Paper Award!
Congratulations, we are very happy for you!

2022/09/19: Congratulations on your doctorate Olga Golovina!

We are pleased to announce that Olga Golovina successfully passed her disputation on Monday. Her first examiner Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus König as well as her second examiner Prof. Dr. Carl T. Haas came to a positive result!

2022/08/29: Charles M. Eastman Top PhD Paper Award of the 39th CIB W078 conference


The paper titled: "Multi-requirements ontology engineering for automated processing of document-based building codes to linked building data properties" has won the Charles M. Eastman Top PhD Paper Award of the 39th CIB W078 conference.

2022/08/29: Level Up: Philippe Piras with his bachelor thesis "Best Practice: Scanning and Modeling for Civil Engineering Structures in Infrastructure Construction"

On our new format "Level UP“, we would like to present particularly good and exciting final theses of our students, and thus offer a stage to their good achievements.

Our first final year student is Philippe Piras. He is a student assistant at our chair and recently finished his bachelor thesis with Benedikt Faltin and Prof. Markus König his bachelor thesis on the topic: " Best Practice: Scanning and Modeling for Civil Engineering Structures in Infrastructure Construction".

2022/08/18: Study Project: "Spot Route Planning with Python"

According to the curriculum, a project module is scheduled in both the Bachelor's and the Master's program of the Applied Computer Science - this summer semester it was that time again. Under the project supervisor Patrick Herbers from the IIB, the three bachelor students Simon Spettmann, Banujan Baskaran and Erim Caliskan as well as the master student Ali Nematkhah worked for three months on their study project "Spot Route Planning with Python". What exactly was involved and how the project went, they tell in the interview.

2022/08/10: CoolTech: Using camera-based methods on construction sites

Dennis Pawlowski is research assistant at the IIB and has been working on the topic of the use of camera-based methods on construction sites since his master's thesis. As part of the EU project BIM2TWIN, which involves the creation of digital twins of construction sites, Dennis is working on equipment optimization - currently with a very special camera. What makes it so special and what it can be used for, he tells in the interview.

2022/08/04: TransferLab „Artificial Intelligence in Construction"

From August 22 to September 11, 2022, together with the BIMKIT project, we will be providing information in downtown Bochum about the possibilities that artificial intelligence (AI) offers for the construction industry.

2022/06/15: Call: "Dataset creation for the detection of formwork on construction sites"

We need your support!
We want to intelligently detect the use of formwork on construction sites using camera-based methods. This requires a large image dataset that depicts formwork elements during transport, assembly and disassembly to develop a detection model for localization using machine learning.
This will enable a comparison between design and execution. But lots of images are needed to train an AI.

2022/05/27: Congratulations on your doctorate Marcel Neuhausen!

We are pleased to announce that Marcel Neuhausen successfully passed his disputation on Monday. His first examiner Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus König as well as his second examiner Prof. Dr. Christian Koch came to a positive result!

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