ICCX Western Europe took place from 03 to 04 November 2021 in Bonn, Germany. The combination of conference and trade fair has been held since 2005. The focus of the event is on innovations, trends and the professional exchange around the topic of concrete. This time, the focus was on digital construction with precast concrete elements.
International experts presented their results from research and practice at the conference. Representatives from the two chairs of Computer Science in Civil Engineering and Digital Engineering were also present at the accompanying trade fair.
Recently, the Chair of Computer Science in Engineering was accepted into the Bundesverband Bausoftware e.V. (BVBS) as an extraordinary member.
The 38th ISARC Symposium was held in Dubai from November 2-4. ISARC is the leading organization dedicated to promoting automation and robotics in the construction industry. Xuling Ye, Phillip Schönfelder, Daniel Napps, Dennis Pawlowski and Markus König attended digitally and presented their papers.
In the course of the shell inspection of the new company headquarters of Louis Opländer Heizungs- und Klima GmbH, digital tools were included in the inspection. Stephan Embers and Patrick Herbers were interviewed about this. Both are researching the use of augmented reality in construction, and Patrick in particular also on BIM-based interior location.
The "BIM Entwicklung" campaign has recently been published. In the e-paper, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus König reports on the potential of construction informatics, the shortage of skilled workers in this field and what challenges the foreseeable future holds.
Experts estimate that the global population will grow by two billion people in the next 30 years. As the population grows, so does the need for affordable housing. Concrete is already the most widely used building material and will play an important role in meeting the future demand for affordable housing, particularly due to its suitability for prefabrication.
Under the motto " IT for Smart Infrastructure and Communities ", the University of Florida organized the "International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering " (i3CE2021) from September 12 to 14, 2021.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) has considerable potential, especially for the operational phase of buildings. Digital as-built models of existing buildings are needed to use the method, but these are currently few and far between. A comprehensive digitalisation must take place, which can be supported by machine learning (ML) and especially computer vision (CV), thus considerably accelerating the construction processes. One way to restore the quality of construction plans is presented in the paper "Improving 2D Construction Plans with Cycle-consistent Generative Adversarial Networks (CycleGAN)" by Firdes Celik, Benedikt Faltin and Prof. Markus König.
Felix Cleve presents the paper, co-authored with Lea Höltgen and Philipp Hagedorn, at the 32nd Forum Bauinformatik online conference, September 9-10, 2021.
We are pleased to announce that Sofia Ningshuang Zeng successfully passed her disputation on Monday and may now bear the title of Dr.-Ing. after receiving her doctoral certificate.