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