Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Koch


Coudraystraße 13a, Room 305
99423 Weimar

Telephone: +49 (0) 3643 / 58-4960
Email: c.koch[at]

Personal details


12/2008Doctorate (Dr.-Ing., PhD degree), Bauhaus-Universitaet Weimar,
Faculty of Civil Engineering, CAD in der Bauinformatik (Prof. Firmenich) / Informatik im Bauwesen (Prof. Beucke),
Dissertation on Building Modeling in Collaborative Design: With Object-orientation to Processing-orientation (in German)
10/1998 - 03/2004Diploma (Dipl.-Ing., 5-year degree), Bauhaus-Universitaet Weimar,
Civil Engineering, Construction Informatics Program (Bauinformatik),
Thesis on Dependencies in CAD exemplified by Dimensioning
07/1997 - 04/1998Military Service
09/1991 - 06/1997General Qualification for University Entrance (A-levels),
Neues Friedlaender Gymnasium (1992-1997),
Majors: Mathematics and English,
Polytechnische Oberschule Neverin (1986-1992)


Since 08/2017Professor and Chair of Intelligent Technical Design, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Faculty of Civil Engineering
04/2020 -
Vice President of Student and Academic Affairs, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
01/2015 - 07/2017Associate Professor in Building Information Modelling, The University of Nottingham, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering
09/2010 - 12/2014Akademischer Rat / Lecturer / Group leader, Ruhr-Universität Bochum,
Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computing in Engineering (Prof. König),
Leader of Computer Vision and Mixed Reality Group
01/2010 - 08/2010Visiting Postdoc, Georgia Institute of Technology,
Assoc. Director of the Construction Information Technology Laboratory (Dr. Brilakis),
02/2010 - 08/2010 DAAD Postdoc Scholarship
08/2004 - 12/2009Research associate, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar,
CAD in der Bauinformatik (Prof. Firmenich) / Informatik im Bauwesen (Prof. Beucke)
05/2004 - 07/2004Research assistent, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar,
CAD in der Bauinformatik (Prof. Firmenich) / Informatik im Bauwesen (Prof. Beucke)

Activities and Memberships

Since 07/2017Member, Board of the European Group of Intelligent Computing in Engineering (eg-ice)
07/2017Chair, 24th International Workshop on Computing in Engineering at The University of Nottingham, EG-ICE.
Since 03/2017Member, Editorial Board of Advances in Computational Design, Techno-Press.
Since 12/2016Member, Editorial Board of Advanced Engineering Informatics, Elsevier.
Since 09/2015Member, German Association of Computing in Civil Engineering (GACCE), Arbeitskreis Bauinformatik.
Since 06/2006Member, European Group of Intelligent Computing in Engineering (eg-ice).


Tunneling simulation

Simulations for multi-level Analysis of interactions in Tunnelling based on Building Information Modelling.


AR based Facility Maintenance

Augmented Reality based facility maintenance using building information models (BIM).


Progress monitoring

Video based progress monitoring of indoor construction works using 4D building information models.


Pavement sensing

Distributed sensing and assessment of visual surface conditions for regional road networks.


Damage Information Modeling

The project aims to analyze current standards for inspection and maintenance and develop suitable information models for damage data, regarding multiple damage types.



Advanced BIM

This module introduces advanced concepts and methods of Building Information Modeling (BIM).


Simulation Methods

This module provides knowledge about computer based simulation concepts to address practical challenges in engineering.


OO Modeling and Programming

This module provides knowledge needed to develop and implement object-oriented software solutions for engineering problems.


MATLAB introduction

This module provides students with basic knowledge of MATLAB.


Digital ITD Twin

After installing several sensors and actors at the chair Intelligent Technical Design, the "Digital ITD Twin" teaching project is now starting.


BIM in civil Engineering

Students learn to design, construct, calculate and visualize an engineering structure using computers.


Digital Methods in Construction Management

Students learn digital methods for computer-aided planning and computer-aided management of construction projects.