Design Computation | CAAD

Department of Architecture | RWTH Aachen University

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The design, planning, construction and operation of user-friendly and sustainable buildings and cities require the close cooperation among many.

The efficient communication between stakeholders is a key factor for the integration of knowledge and information of different disciplines and domains. Next to traditional, two-dimensional technical drawings, a wide range of digital tools are increasingly being used across the whole lifecycle of buildings. These tools are based on shared, interdisciplinary building information models (BIM) that can be used for e.g. requirements management, parametric design variations or the simulation of building physics performance, structural behavior and construction processes.

The study, understanding, application and development of these fundamental methods, technologies and tools are the central aspects of the chair Design Computation – CAAD (Computer Aided Architectural Design).

This year, buildingSMART Germany has once again announced the "BIM Champions" competition. Outstanding BIM projects are called for in various categories. For this year's competition, Malte Junge submitted his M2 project in the category "Work by trainees and students" and was selected as a finalist....

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Nach zwei Jahren Distance Learning: Endlich wieder Vorlesung im Hörsaal!

Unsere Vorlesungen am Montag 04.04.2022 zu Digitalen Methoden (2. Sem. BA) und Building Information Modelling #BIM (4. Sem. BA) waren für die Studierenden der Architektur das allererste Mal überhaupt im Hörsaal.

DC durfte...

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Forum Bauinformatik 2021

At this year's Forum Bauinformatik, several Design Computation Ph.D. students published and presented their research. TU Darmstadt organized the forum this year as an online event that targets young researchers.

DC's contributions were:

  • Bangalu Apollos Yohanna - A scientometric analysis of build...

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The DC team was present at the joint conference CIB W78 - LDAC 2021, where we presented our department's work and current research results. The event took place from the 11th to the 15th of October and started in Belval, a site hosting the steel industry of Luxembourg and nowadays undergoing a...

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BIM models beyond geometry

In the Third BIM4REN webinar, the focus was on the tools that have been developed and will be tested in the process of the research. Design Computation also presented the tool "Context-Aware Image Acquisition". Read the whole article on the BIM4REN homepage.

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BIM Handbuch Zweite Auflage

Die Druckversion der ausführlich überarbeiteten deutschen Auflage des Buches "Building Information Modeling - Technologische Grundlagen und industrielle Praxis" " ist im Springer Verlag erschienen.

Das Herausgeberteam der RWTH Aachen University, TU München, Ruhr-Uni Bochum und Bauhaus-Universit...

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EPIC Megagrant

As a follow-up for his MSc-Thesis Projcet Context-aware image acquisition approaches for renovation building processes - Oliver Schulz has received an Epic Megagrant to continue the work on the project.

https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/epic-megagrants-fall-2020-update

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Professor Charles "Chuck" has passed away.

Chuck Eastman is certainly the most influential, visionary and important scholar, pioneer and practitioner in the field of digital methods in the...

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