The Design Computation Group strives to contribute to international top research in a number of areas that include

Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW)
for the facilitation of cooperation among the many stakeholders in building projects
Building Information Modelling (BIM)
capture knowledge-supported, multi-faceted and heterogeneous information in digital models across the entire life cycle of the built environment
Interoperability, Linked Data and standardization
freeing information from proprietary silos to enable integrated design and delivery
BIM for existing buildings
the urgent need to significantly reduce the use of resources can only be fulfilled, if the building industry, responsible for about a 1/3 of the energy consumption world-wide, contributes its part. Currently, digital tools are mainly focused on new buildings, whereas up to 75% of building tasks will be done in existing, brown-field built structures
Support for Iterative design evolution by digital tools
continuous progression of models throughout all lifecycle stages. From early design with fuzzy assumptions to detailed planning and operation.
Process-based information exchange
Structured information hand over, information delivery, exchange requirements as part of BIM implementation plans