On April 19th, 2018 the Leonhard Obermeyer Center (LOC) at TUM hosts the international planning commitee of the "Integrated Digital Built Environment" intitiative, a joint activity of buildingSMART International (bSI) and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). LOC as the TUM Center of Digital Methods for the Built Environment shares the same vision and goals and is thus happy to act as host for this important international initiative.

The chair of computational modeling and simulation provides a public access to its pedestrian simulator framework MomenTUM. The simulator war developed under the lead of Dr. Peter M. Kielar and links modern concepts of computer science with our in-depth background in microscopic pedestrian simulations.

The simulator enables research groups to rapidly develop and analyze pedestrian behavior models. This is enabled by the generic, extensible, and modular software architecture of the framework. Thus, MomenTUM is a perfect platform to research on new but also well-known behavior modeling approaches from the field of pedestrian dynamics.

Details regarding MomenTUM can be found on the chair’s homepage and on GitHub.

The Chair of Computational Modeling and Simulation at Technical University Munich invites applications for the position of a Research Assistant (m/f) for performing fundamental research in the field of Building Information Modeling and teaching classes at Master level. The candidate has the opportunity to attain a doctoral degree (Ph.D.). Remuneration rate is according to the public sector rate TVL E13 resulting in approx. 2800-3000€ per month before tax. The initial term of appointment is three years, starting February 1st 2017. Application deadline is November 30, 2016.

Our interdisciplinary team at the CMS chair is investigating computational models and techniques for application in civil engineering. The main emphasis of our research activities is on geometric and semantic modeling (Building Information Modeling), simulation and monitoring of construction process, as well as pedestrian dynamics.

The offered position is part of the freshly established research unit 2363, which is funded by the German Research foundation. The project aims at using Building Information Models for evaluating different design options in early design phases. To this end, the formal representation and use of different levels of development / levels of detail in the model is investigated. For applying for this position, the candidate should possess in-depth skills and experiences in object-oriented programming. A background in Structural Engineering or Architecture is beneficial.

If you hold a diploma or Master's degree in civil or mechanical engineering, architecture or computer science, possess a sound knowledge of applied informatics and want to join a highly motivated research group, please submit your application including all relevant information (curriculum vitae, copies of testimonials, photo, etc.) to the email address provided below.

Excellent communication skills in English and the willingness to learn the German language are essential.

Granting equal opportunities is part of our personnel policy. TU München encourages applications from qualified female candidates. Handicapped applicants will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Borrmann
Lehrstuhl für Computergestützte Modellierung und Simulation
Arcisstrasse 21
80290 München
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Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft hat die Forscherguppe 2363 "Bewertung von Gebäudeentwurfsvarianten in frühen Entwurfsphasen auf Basis adaptiver Detaillierungsstrategien" genehmigt:


Die Forschergruppe wird von Prof. Markus König von der Ruhr-Universität Bochum geleitet, Cosprecher ist Prof. André Borrmann.

Von der TUM sind zudem Prof. Werner Lang und Prof. Frank Petzold beteiligt. Außerdem ist noch Prof. Martina Schnellenbach-Held von der Universität Duisburg-Essen mit einem Teilprojekt vertreten.

Cornelius Preidel and Prof. André Borrmann had been invited to visit the Building Informatics Group (BIG) led by Prof. Ghang Lee at Yonsei University, one of the leading universities in South Korea. They gave two talks and had an intense discussion regarding the state of BIM adoption in Korea and different approaches in Code Compliance Checking. Both groups have agreed on establishing a close collaboration.