Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Koch

The Chair of Intelligent Technical Design is concerned with the application of modern information and communication technology (ICT) during the design, the construction and the operation of civil infrastructure, such as buildings, bridges, tunnels, road and pipe networks. In this regard, we use methods of Building Information Modelling (BIM), Computer Vision and Machine Learning as well as Virtual and Augmented Reality to efficiently and sustainably inform decision makers. 

"Intelligent Technical Design refers to a design approach that utilizes advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, to optimize the design process and improve the performance, efficiency, and sustainability of building and infrastructure systems. It integrates data-driven insights, real-time performance monitoring, and machine learning algorithms into the design process to make informed decisions, automate manual processes, and reduce the risk of human error. The goal of Intelligent Technical Design is to create high-performing, sustainable, and efficient building and infrastructure systems." [ChatGPT, 2023]

Published: 08 February 2024

Two successful master's defenses by Digital Engineering students at ITD

Two Master's theses were successfully defended at the beginning of the year.

Anas Asif worked on the digitization of analogue test reports on drill core examinations. Numerous forms were available from a comprehensive extraction of drill cores from a bridge. The data set was too large to be analyzed manually. Hence, he developed and implemented a method converting the data into a machine-readable format.

David Oghenekaro Ovie dealt with the integration of non-destructive testing results into BIM models. Early in the process, it became evident that processes and data elements had to be specified in order to ensure a standardized format. The result of the work was a formal definition of a workflow.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Koch and Mathias Artus were responsible for the scientific supervision. We congratulate Mr. Asif and Mr. Ovie on their successful master's theses and wish them all the best for the future!

Our team includes Prof. Koch, Mrs. Engelbert, Mr. Wagner, and several research and student assistants.


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