Chair of Computational Modeling and Simulation
TUM Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering
Technical University of Munich

Dr. Ioannis Brilakis from the University of Cambridge has been awarded a Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship of the TUM Institute for Advanced Study. During his fellowship he is hosted by Prof. Borrmann and the CMS chair. We congratulate!

Kasimir Forth has won the VDI Preis 2018 for his Master thesis "BIM-integrated Life Cycle Assessment". The Award Ceremony took place on November 16th at TÜV Süd.

Out now:

Borrmann, A., König, M., Koch, C., Beetz, J. (Ed.):

Building Information Modeling – Technology Foundations and Industry Practice

Springer International

ISBN 978-3-319-92861-6


Building Information Modeling (BIM) refers to the consistent and continuous use of digital information throughout the entire lifecycle of a built facility, including its design, construction and operation. In order to exploit BIM methods to their full potential, a fundamental grasp of their key principles and applications is essential. Accordingly, this book combines discussions of theoretical foundations with reports from the industry on currently applied best practices.

The book’s content is divided into six parts: Part I discusses the technological basics of BIM and addresses computational methods for the geometric and semantic modeling of buildings, as well as methods for process modeling. Next, Part II covers the important aspect of the interoperability of BIM software products and describes in detail the standardized data format Industry Foundation Classes. It presents the different classification systems, discusses the data format CityGML for describing 3D city models and COBie for handing over data to clients, and also provides an overview of BIM programming tools and interfaces. Part III is dedicated to the philosophy, organization and technical implementation of BIM-based collaboration, and discusses the impact on legal issues including construction contracts. In turn, Part IV covers a wide range of BIM use cases in the different lifecycle phases of a built facility, including the use of BIM for design coordination, structural analysis, energy analysis, code compliance checking, quantity take-off, prefabrication, progress monitoring and operation. In Part V, a number of design and construction companies report on the current state of BIM adoption in connection with actual BIM projects, and discuss the approach pursued for the shift toward BIM, including the hurdles taken. Lastly, Part VI summarizes the book’s content and provides an outlook on future developments.

Powerful and sophisticated software products are now available that provide the technological basis for realizing BIM-based construction projects. The book was written both for professionals using or programming such tools, and for students in Architecture and Construction Engineering programs.

Der Gründruck der VDI-Richtlinie 2552-4 "BIM - Anforderungen an den Datenaustausch" ist im Beuth-Verlag erschienen:

An der Erarbeitung der Richtlinie war Prof. Borrmann beteiligt.

Katrin Jahr, Alex Braun and André Borrmann have won the Best Paper Award of the European Conference of Product and Process Modelling 2018 which took place in Copenhagen. The title of the paper is “Formwork detection in UAV pictures of construction sites“.

A second paper of the CMS group has been selected as a finalist of the Best Paper Award: The paper “Multi-LOD model for describing uncertainty and checking requirements in different design stages” by Jimmy Abualdenien and André Borrmann.

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