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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!

2022/05/19: Visiting PhD with Philipp Hagedorn

Our research assistant and PhD student Philipp Hagedorn is currently in Eindhoven for a research stay from April to July. At Eindhoven University of Technology he is working in the Research Group "Information Systems in the Build Environment (ISBE)".

2022/04/28: Data acquisition: Bridges in Muenster

With the help of a laser scanner, we recently measured some bridges in Münster. During the exchange of experiences on site, representatives of the city of Münster and partners from the RekoTi project were present at times. The technical survey was carried out by Paul Hanswillemenke and Philippe Piras. Both are student employees at the IIB. They talk about their experiences in the interview.

2022/04/28: Video and report on the first BIM-based building permit

With the introduction of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Germany, more and more construction projects are being planned and executed with the help of three-dimensional, digital building models. This also includes the use of digital processes for handling administrative procedures under building planning and building regulations law. The potential of a BIM-based building permit was recognised at an early stage by the City of Dortmund, the NRW state government and by |DA| Drahtler Architekten and the company Louis Opländer Heizungs- und Klimatechnik GmbH and transferred to the joint research project on the BIM-based building application. The report on the first BIM-based building permit in NRW and the video on the BIM-based building application have now been published.

2022/04/04: Welcome to the team Jonas Maibaum

Jonas Maibaum has been a new research assistant at our department since 15 March. In this interview, he tells us what he has been working on so far, what his research focus is and what excites him.

2022/03/31: Farewell to Karlheinz Lehner

Today, our highly esteemed colleague Karlheinz Lehner is leaving us for his well-deserved retirement after 34 years.

2022/03/29: Checked with AI - new ways of capturing buildings

At the BIM-Wintermeeting of the Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Planen und Bauen, Angelina Aziz conveyed the possibilities that artificial intelligence offers for as-built recording.

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