News

04/07/17 - Job opening

The Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering is looking forward to receiving applications for a

     Research and Teaching Associate position

to be filled by July 1, 2017. The position is initially limited to 3 years but can be extended. It is part-time position (20 hrs/week) with the opportunity to conduct research towards a PhD or habilitation thesis, under supervision of Professor Smarsly.

More information (in German) can be found at the university website or as a PDF file.

04/07/17 - Course 'Scientific Working in Computational Engineering'

The Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering this semester again offers the course "Scientific Working in Computational Engineering", to be held in English language (6 CP, elective course/project). In this course, students define a scientific topic to be investigated. Last semesters' topics have been, for example, Building Information Modeling (BIM), unmanned aerial vehicles, smart sensors for structural health monitoring (SHM), or model quality assessing the condition of civil engineering structure.

The first meeting will be on April 7, at 13:30 in room 520  (Coudraystr. 7), in which date and time of further meetings will be arranged. Limited enrollment. Please contact the instructor Professor Smarsly if you would like to participate.

02/21/17 - We welcome a new researcher in the DFG-funded research project “Metaization concept for structural health monitoring”

Michael Theiler will join the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering as a PhD student and researcher in the project "Metaization concept for structural health monitoring", funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) from 2017 to 2020. Mr. Theiler will conduct basic research in the field of information modeling in structural engineering.

02/15/17 - Announcing our "2017 Smart Monitoring" student contest winners

The winners of the 4th annual "Smart Monitoring" contest. In the middle: Mrs. Tartaglione, Mr. Karami, Mr. Lizarazu Garvizu und Mr. Rahat.
The winners of the 4th annual "Smart Monitoring" contest. In the middle: Mrs. Tartaglione, Mr. Karami, Mr. Lizarazu Garvizu und Mr. Rahat.

The winners of the 4th annual "Smart Monitoring" contest are four students of the "Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering (NHRE)" master's degree program, who have received their prizes (Amazon vouchers) on February 15, 2017. In the student contest, intelligent structural health monitoring systems, consisting of wireless sensor nodes, have been developed by different student teams that competed against each other in laboratory tests. The structural health monitoring system developed by Mrs. Tartaglione, Mr. Karami, Mr. Lizarazu Garvizu and Mr. Rahat has won the contest, because a very ambitious field of research, the synchronization in wireless sensor networks, has been investigated and implemented into a reliable structural health monitoring system.

02/03/17 - Oral examinations "Fundamentals of structural health monitoring (SHM) and intelligent structural systems"

The oral examinations of the course "Fundamentals of SHM and intelligent structural systems" will take place on February 15, 2017 in room 520 at Coudraystr. 7. Detailed time schedule

01/25/17 - "2017 Smart Monitoring" student contest

On January 25, 2017, the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering, as every year, has hosted the "Smart Monitoring” student contest, in which about 20 students have participated. Intelligent structural health monitoring systems have been implemented and installed on a test structure, provided by the Institute of Structural Mechanics (Dr. Zabel), in order to "compete" against each other in laboratory tests. Based on wireless sensing technologies, the intelligent monitoring systems have been designed to autonomously collect and analyze structural data. The projects are part of different courses covering structural health monitoring ( [1], [2], [3] ) that are offered by the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering since winter term 2013/2014. The winning team will be notified on February 15, 2017.

11/24/2016 - PhD student receives innovation prize "Sauerland initiativ 2016"

The Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering develops methods and concepts for cost-efficient expansion of the broadband infrastructure. Jens Wiggenbrock, external PhD student at the chair and co-worker at South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences, has been honored with the innovation prize "Sauerland initiativ 2016" on November 24, 2016, bestowed by companies in the Sauerland region. The 10 000 EUR prize, 8000 EUR of which awarded to Mr. Wiggenbrock, is bestowed for the software for planning and implementing the expansion of broadband networks, which is developed by Mr. Wiggenbrock at the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering within his PhD project.

Further information (in German): Article, Call

10/14/16 - Course 'Scientific Working in Computational Engineering'

This semester, the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering again offers the course "Scientific Working in Computational Engineering" to be held in English language (6 CP, elective course/project). In this course, students define a scientific topic to be investigated. Last semesters' topics have been, for example, unmanned aerial vehicles, smart sensors for structural health monitoring, or model quality assessing the condition of civil engineering structure.

The first meeting will be on Thursday, October 14, at 13:30 in room 520  (Coudraystr. 7), in which date and time of further meetings will be arranged. Limited enrollment. If you would like to participate, please contact the instructor Prof. Smarsly.

16.09.2016 - Deutsch-Russische Woche der Jungen Forscher

Vom 12. bis 16. September fand an der Staatlichen Bauuniversität Moskau The Sixth German-Russian Week of the Young Researcher statt. Dr. Kirschke hielt gemeinsam mit Wissenschaftlern der Ruhr-Universität Bochum einen Hauptvortrag zum Thema Building Information Modeling. Dr. Tauscher und Herr Feine (Professur Baubetrieb und Bauverfahren) präsentierten einen Beitrag zum Thema "BIM and Sensor Data Fusion for Project Lifecycle Management".

Die einwöchige Konferenz wurde vom Deutschen Wissenschafts- und Innovationshaus Moskau organisiert. Neben ausgewählten jungen Wissenschaftlern beider Länder nahmen an der Veranstaltung hochrangige Vertreter deutscher Förderorganisationen und des Deutschen Außenministeriums teil. Unter anderem beteiligten sich persönlich und mit Beträgen der Deutsche Botschafter in Moskau, Freiherr von Fritsch, die Generalsekretärin der DFG, Frau Prof. Dzwonnek, der Vizepräsident der DFG, Prof. Allgöwer, und der Stellvertretende Generalsekretär des DAAD, Herr Grothus.

09/27/16 - Additional exam "Engineering Informatics"

Additional exam "Engineering Informatics", 09/27/2016, 9:00am - noon, room 505, Coudraystraße 7 for all students.

08/05/16 - Exam "Engineering Informatics"

Exam "Engineering Informatics", 08/05/16, 09:00am - noon:

  • Lecture hall HS A - KUB
  • Lecture hall HS B - MBB.

Nonadmissions are listed on the bulletin boards at Marienstrasse 13C (lecture hall building) and Coudraystrasse 7 (5th floor).

06/24/16 - Mini Workshop by Professor Große

On June 24, Professor Große (TU Munich) will visit Bauhaus University on invitation of the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering to give a mini workshop entitled "Non-destructive inspection and monitoring techniques for wind turbines and bridges - integrated design" within the scope of the DFG research training group 1462. Professor Große holds the Chair of Non-Destructive Testing and is Director of the Centre for Building Materials at Technical University Munich. His research interests include the application and development  of non-destructive testing methods as well as structural health  monitoring. The workshop will take place at 10am at Berkaer Str. 9 (seminar room).
Seminar series "Computing in Civil Engineering".

06/09/16 - Programming contest

The Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering hosts, for the first time, the "2016 IiB Programming Contest" to challenge student programmers. Students, who have completed the assignment of the "Civil Engineering" course in summer term 2016, are entitled to participate. Participating students not only compete against each other for fame and glory; instead, the top teams will receive Amazon vouchers and material prizes. The deadline ends on August 5, 2016. Further Information can be found here (only available in German).

05/24/16 - Honorary doctorate degree awarded to Dr. Kirschke

Dr. Heiko Kirschke, member of the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering, has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU). The honorary degree has been awarded in recognition of Dr. Kirschke's outstanding achievements in the bilateral cooperation between Weimar and Moscow, in which he is involved since many years. Dr. Kirschke's achievements have been acknowledged in a laudatory speech of Professor Dr. Andrej Volkov, president of MGSU, on May 24, 2016. Further information (only in German) can be found here.

04/07/16 - Course 'Scientific Working in Computational Engineering'

The Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering again offers the course "Scientific Working in Computational Engineering" to be held in English language (6 CP, elective course/project). In this course, we will work on a scientific project. The subject will largely be defined by the students themselves. Examples of past projects include unmanned aerial vehicles and smart sensors for structural health monitoring. The first meeting will be on Thursday, April 7, at 13:30 in room 520 (Coudraystr. 7), in which date and time of further meetings will be arranged. Limited enrollment. If you would like to participate, please contact the instructor Prof. Smarsly.

03/30/2016 - Additional exam "Building Information Modeling (BIM)"

Additional exam Building Information Modeling (BIM): 03/30/2016, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, room 505, Coudraystraße 7.

Insight into exam: 
03/16/2016, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, room 514, Coudraystraße 7.

02/22/16 - Two Prizes bestowed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy go to the Chair of Computing Civil Engineering

Prize winner Alric Frühauf, B.Sc., and Katrin Jahr, M.Sc.

Two graduates, who have written their theses at the Chair of Computing Civil Engineering, have been awarded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi): Within the national “Built on IT” competition, which is annually bestowed by the BMWi and distinguished partners from German construction industry, Mr. Alric Frühauf, B.Sc., is awarded the 2nd prize and Mrs. Katrin Jahr, M.Sc., is awarded the 3rd prize in the category “Civil Engineering”. The awards have been presented on February 17, 2016, by the Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries, in a ceremony taking place within the international “bautec” trade fair in Berlin (Press release). Posters can be found through the following links, which provide more detailed information (in German) about the B.Sc. thesis by Mr. Frühauf, supervised by Professor Smarsly and Professor Morgenthal (Chair of Modeling and Simulation - Construction) as well as the M.Sc. thesis by Mrs. Jahr, supervised by Professor Smarsly and Mr. Kosmas Dragos.

02/22/16 - Graduate student of the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering receives special prize bestowed by Ed. Züblin AG

Mr. Alric Frühauf has received a special prize, bestowed by Ed. Züblin AG, for his B.Sc. thesis written at the Chair of Computing of Civil Engineering. The special prize "New practical IT solutions from the industry for the industry" is awarded within the national "Built on IT" competition. Mr. Frühauf is honored for his work on BIM-based calculation of flight paths. Building information models, as known in the construction industry, are used to automatically calculate flight paths for unmanned aerial vehicles in order to facilitate efficient visual inspections of buildings. The thesis was jointly supervised by Professor Smarsly and Professor Morgenthal (Chair of Modeling and Simulation - Construction) at Bauhaus University Weimar. The award ceremony has been on February 17, 2016, at the international "bautec" trade fair in Berlin (Newspaper article, in German: TA 19.02.2016).

02/08/16 - "2016 Smart Monitoring" student contest

On February 3, 2016, the annual "Smart Monitoring" student contest, hosted by the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering, took place the third time. Interdisciplinary student groups of different degree programs have participated. Intelligent structural health monitoring systems have been implemented and installed on a test structure in order to "compete" against each other in laboratory tests. Based on wireless sensing technologies, the intelligent monitoring systems have been designed to autonomously collect and analyze structural data. The projects are part of the courses covering structural health monitoring [1] [2] that are offered by the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering since winter term 2013/2014. The winning team will be notified on February 17, 2016.

10/16/15 - Course 'Scientific Working in Computational Engineering'

The Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering again offers the course  "Scientific Working in Computational Engineering" for master students to be held in English language (6 CP, elective course/Project). In this course, we will work on a scientific project. The project is largely be defined by the students themselves. Examples of past projects include unmanned aerial vehicles and smart sensors for structural health monitoring. The first meeting will be on Friday, October 16, at 13:30 in room 520 (Coudraystr. 7), in which date and time of further meetings will be arranged. Limited enrollment. If you would like to participate, please contact the instructor Prof. Smarsly.

Implemented sensor node and automated data analysis (summer term 2014)

10/14/15 - First "SHM" lectures

Test structure used for lab tests (winter term 2014/2015)

The first lectures on "Structural health monitoring" and "Fundamentals of SHM and intelligent structural systems" will take place for both courses at 9:15am, Coudraystraße 13 D - Orion Pool.
Please note: Enrollment must be done online. Information on how to enroll will be provided in the first lecture (it is not possible to enroll earlier). Any further information will be provided in the first lecture (e.g. concerning the enrollment, the project work, the exercises, and the lectures).

09/23/15 - Best Paper Award

Kosmas Dragos, Katrin Jahr and Eike Tauscher

This year, the best paper award of the "Forum Bauinformatik 2015" goes to the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering for the contribution entitled "An analytical redundancy approach towards decentralized autonomous fault detection in wireless structural health monitoring", which investigates new strategies for reliable structural health monitoring.
The paper, co-authored by Katrin Jahr, Kosmas Dragos and Eike Tauscher, is online available for download. The full publication list of the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering can be found here.

09/22/15 - Additional exam "Engineering Informatics"

Additional exam "Engineering Informatics", 09/22/2015, 9:00am - noon, room 505, Coudraystraße 7 for all students.

Insight into exam:
   09/07/2015, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, room 514, Coudraystraße 7.

09/21/15 - 09/23/15 - Forum Bauinformatik in Aachen, Germany

The Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering participates again in the annual German conference on computing in civil engineering, the "Forum Bauinformatik", held in Aachen, Germany. The delegates are Dr. Tauscher, Dr. Kirschke as well as Katrin Jahr, presenting the paper "An analytical redundancy approach towards decentralized autonomous fault detection in wireless structural health monitoring", Kosmas Dragos, presenting the paper "Embedded models in wireless sensor nodes for decentralized condition assessment of civil engineering structures" and Jens Wiggenbrock, presenting the paper "A generic framework supporting distributed computing in engineering applications".

08/21/15 - Guest lectures by Professor Stipanovic Oslakovic and Professor Hartmann

Irina Stipanovic Oslakovic, Timo Hartmann (University of Twente)

Professor Irina Stipanovic Oslakovic and Professor Timo Hartmann will visit Bauhaus University on invitation of the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering. The researchers from the University of Twente (The Netherlands) will give guest lectures on the impact of climate change on transport infrastructure and on big data issues. The lectures will take place in lecture hall 6 (Coudraystr. 9A) on August 21, 2015, at 11:00am and at 1:30pm as part of the Bauhaus Summer School. Everyone is cordially invited to attend the lectures.

08/17/15 – 08/28/15 - Bauhaus Summer School

Lab tests

This year, the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering will again be actively involved in the Bauhaus Summer School. In the project entitled "Implementation and Validation of Wireless Structural Health Monitoring Systems", students will implement intelligent sensor networks for automated monitoring of engineering structures, which they will validate in lab tests. Further project information can be found here.

07/31/15 - Exam "Engineering Informatics"

Exam "Engineering Informatics", 07/31/15, 09:00am - noon:

  • Lecture hall HS A - MBB
  • Lecture hall HS B - KUB, BB und UI.

Nonadmissions are listed on the bulletin boards at Marienstrasse 13C (lecture hall building) and Coudraystrasse 7 (5th floor).

07/09/15 - 07/12/15 - summaery2015

The Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering participates in the "summaery2015", the annual exhibition of Bauhaus University Weimar, with a poster (in German) that illustrates our project "Geometric Modeling and Technical Representations" as a part of the strategic partnership with Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU).

06/14/15 - German Association of Computing in Civil Engineering (GACCE) defines BIM teaching contents

The members of the German Association of Computing in Civil Engineering (GACCE, in German: "Arbeitskreis Bauinformatik") are doing research in the field of Building Information Modeling (BIM) since more than 25 years. Their research is a sound basis of today's BIM methodology, as included in BIM classes in universities since many years. The German Association of Computing in Civil Engineering has now defined BIM teaching contents to be taught at universities within the frame of degree programs in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC). Details can be found at:
http://www.gacce.de/bim.php

Several journals have reported on the BIM teaching contents defined by GACCE (AUTOCAD Magazin, Virtual Reality Magazin, Baulinks Magazin etc.). Also, BuildingSMART, the organization that develops specifications for Building Information Modeling has informed about the GACCE definitions in a press release.

05/11/15 - Research project: Improvement of Germany's broadband infrastructure

Cost-efficient broadband infrastructure improvement: Automated generation of a fiber access network.

The weekly computer magazine "Computerwoche" reports on the collaborative research project of the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering and the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences, in which methods and concepts are investigated to cost-efficiently improve Germany's broadband infrastructure.

 Further information are available at the project website.

04/20/15 - 04/27/15 - Student projects in cooperation with Moscow State University of Civil Engineering

Within the strategic partnership, seven students from the Faculty of Civil Engineering, who are participating in the course "Geometric Modeling and Technical Representations" supervised by Dr. Kirschke, have visited Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU). At MGSU, the students have defended their projects. Key topics of the projects were related to geometric modeling and building information modeling (BIM). Promoting interdisciplinary cooperation across national borders, the students have also successfully participated in the International Scientific Conference of Students and Young Researchers to present their work to the international scientific community. During the conference, the students also took the opportunity to visit the construction site of the athletics arena of MGSU.

Arrival at the airport
Construction site of the athletics arena
Hall structure of the athletics arena
Talk with the prorector
Student conference
Trip to the red square
Bestowal of certificates - I
Bestowal of certificates - II

03/23/15 - First meeting "Scientific Working in Computational Engineering"

The first meeting of the course  "Scientific Working in Computational Engineering"  takes place on April 10 at 1:30pm in room 520 (Coudraystr. 7). Date and time of upcoming meetings will be determined in the first meeting. Limited enrollment.

02/04/15 - "2015 Smart Monitoring" student contest

On February 4, 2015, the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering has hosted the "2015 Smart Monitoring" student contest. About 30 students in seven interdisciplinary groups of different degree programs have participated. The groups have implemented intelligent structural health monitoring systems, which have been installed on a test structure in order to compete against each other in laboratory tests. Based on wireless sensing technologies, the intelligent monitoring systems have been designed to autonomously collect and analyze structural data. The projects are part of the courses covering structural health monitoring that are offered by the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering since winter term 2013/2014. The notification of the winning teams as well as the prize giving ceremony will be held on February 17, 2015.

02/04/15 - Final presentations and oral examinations "Introduction to Scientific Working"

The final presentations and the oral examinations of the course "Introduction to scientific working" will take place on February 20, 2015, in room 520 at Coudraystr. 7. Details will be announced in the "Metacoon" eLearning platform.

02/03/15 - Oral examinations "Structural Health Monitoring"

The oral examinations of the course "Fundamentals of SHM and intelligent structural systems" will take place on February 17, 2015 in room 520 at Coudraystr. 7. Detailed time schedule

11/28/14 - Opportunity to conduct a bachelor/master thesis in the fields of BIM and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

The Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering, together with the Chair of Modeling and Simulation of Structures (Prof. Morgenthal), offers the opportunity to conduct a bachelor/master thesis (in English or German) in the area of "BIM-based inspection of civil engineering structures using unmanned aerial vehicles". If you are interested in applying for this topic, please contact Prof. Smarsly. Further Information can be found here

11/10/14 - Future Communication Award goes to Bauhaus University

Award ceremony in Frankfurt

The German Association for Post, Telecommunications and Information Technology, together with the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-HABITAT), has bestowed the "Future Communication Award" to Jens Wiggenbrock, PhD student at the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering, for his research on "Future Networks". The Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering fosters the development of methods for preliminary planning of infrastructure projects, which is an important contribution to the efficient expansion of fiber optic networks into companies and households.

11/10/14 - 11/14/14 - Strategic partnership with MGSU

Within the strategic partnership, delegates of the chairs of Computing of Civil Engineering as well as Construction Engineering and Management are visiting the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU). Main goals are to foster the partnership in a number of workshops and to attend the International Scientific Conference at MGSU, which is supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and other institutions. The Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering is represented with scientific talks on "Fault diagnosis of wireless structural health monitoring systems" (Professor Smarsly) as well as "BIM-based simulation using IFC elements and sensor data" (Dr. Kirschke).

10/15/14 - First "SHM" lectures

The first lectures on "Structural health monitoring" and "Fundamentals of SHM and intelligent structural systems" will take place for both courses at 9:15am, Coudraystraße 13 D - Orion Pool.
Please note: Enrollment must be done online. Information on how to enroll will be provided in the first lecture (it is not possible to enroll earlier). Any further information will be provided in the first lecture (e.g. concerning the enrollment, the project work, the exercises, and the lectures).

10/15/14 - First class on "Scientific Working"

The first class on "Introduction to Scientific Working", to be held in German, will take place at 1:30pm, Coudraystraße 13 D - Orion Pool.
Please note: Limited enrollment. A requirement is to conduct a study in the field of "Civil Engineering Informatics".

10/14/13 - First lecture "Geometric modeling"

09/25/14 - Award bestowed to Dr. Kirschke

Dr. Kirschke has received the Gold Medal of the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU) for his outstanding achievements in research and teaching.

09/24/14 - 26. Forum Bauinformatik in Darmstadt

This year the annual German conference on computing in civil engineering - "Forum Bauinformatik" - takes place in Darmstadt. The Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering is represented by Prof. Smarsly and Dr. Tauscher as well as Jens Wiggenbrock with a paper entitled "Classification of OpenStreetMap Data according to the AAA-Model" and Veronika Hartmann, who will present a paper on "Model- and knowledge-based construction scheduling". 

09/24/14 - Guest lectureship at MGSU

09/23/14 - Additional exam "Engineering Informatics"

Additional exam "Engineering Informatics", 09:00am - noon, lecture hall HS 2 (Coudraystraße 13A) for all students.

09/16/14 - 09/19/14 - German week at MGSU

08/29/14 - Bauhaus Summer School

Die Teilnehmer nach erfolgreichem Versuch
The participants after the lab tests.

The Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering has actively participated in this year's Bauhaus Summer School. In the project entitled "Implementation and Validation of Wireless Structural Health Monitoring Systems", students have implemented an intelligent sensor network for monitoring engineering structures, which they have validated in lab tests.
Picture: The participants after successfully completed lab tests

08/26/14 - Guest lecture by Professor Timo Hartmann

Dr. Timo Hartmann
Prof. Timo Hartmann

Professor Timo Hartmann, director of the VISICO Center at University of Twente, visits Bauhaus University on invitation of the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering and will give a guest lecture entitled "Fusing Big City Data with Civil Engineering Design Ideas". The guest lecture takes place on August 26, 2014 at 11:00am in lecture hall 6 (Coudraystr. 9A) as part of the Bauhaus Summer School.

08/01/14 - Exam "Engineering Informatics"

07/21/14 - Oral examinations "Introduction to Scientific Working"

The oral examinations of the course "Introduction to Scientific Working" will take place from 09:30am to 11:30am in room 520 (Coudraystr. 7).

07/04/14 - Workshop held by Professor Yang Wang

Prof. Yang Wang
Prof. Yang Wang

Professor Yang Wang (Georgia Institute of Technology) follows an invitation of the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering and, within a workshop at Weimar's "Research Training Group 1462", he will give a lecture on "Structural Monitoring and Control with Wireless and Mobile Sensors". Time and location: 07/04/2014, 9:30am - 12.00pm, conference room of the Research Training Group 1462, Berkaer Str. 9.

05/07/14 - Third Astrachan International Young Scientists Forum

From April 21 to April 25, Dr. Kirschke has participated in the Third International Young Scientists Forum on invitation of the president of the Astrachan Civil Engineering Institute. Dr. Kirschke has given a talk at the opening ceremony and an invited lectures on construction planning and building information modeling (BIM) during the conference. Also, he was invited in a talk show, hosted by the president of the Astrachan Civil Engineering Institute. Pictures can be found here.

05/01/14 - Test database

The test database of the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering is online available at http://www.ingenieurinformatik.net. The test database is an additional teaching element, which has been designed to support students in gaining knowledge and to improve their practical skills in the field of database systems. Please note that the test database is accessible only from within the Bauhaus University Network.

04/04/14 - PhD student position available

A PhD student position in the field of computing in civil engineering is available within the Research Training Group 1462 (supervisor: Prof. Smarsly). Topic: Sensor-based, hybrid partial models for decentralized condition assessment of civil engineering structures. Starting date: June 1, 2014. Further information can found in the announcement.

04/03/14 - Oral examinations "CAD"

The oral examinations of the "CAD" course "Geometric Modeling and Technical Representations" will take place on:
           04/16/14, 05/07/14, 05/14/14, 06/04/14
Schedule: See list
Location: Coudraystr. 7, 1. room 115 (VCR C7#115).
The schedule for the German-Russian groups will be annonced per email.

03/04/14 - "Smart Monitoring 2014" in the Bauhaus-Journal

The Bauhaus-Journal Online has published a report on the "2014 Smart Monitoring" student competition, which has been organized and hosted by the Chair of Computing in Engineering. The report is also available from the web sites of the Department of Civil Engineering.
A PDF version can be found here

02/21/14 - Short movie covering the SHM course

On behalf of the University Communications, a 60-second short movie has been produced covering a student project that is part of the course "Structural Health Monitoring", which is offered by the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering since winter term 2013/2014. The clip is intended to show prospective students the interesting aspects of civil engineering.
Click here to enjoy the movie

02/11/14 - "2014 Smart Monitoring" student contest

On February 5, 2014, the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering has hosted the "2014 Smart Monitoring" student contest. Six interdisciplinary student groups of different degree programs have participated. The groups have implemented intelligent structural health monitoring systems, which have competed against each other in laboratory tests on a test structure. The intelligent monitoring systems have been designed to autonomously collect and analyze structural data using wireless sensor networks. The projects are part of the courses covering structural health monitoring that are newly offered by the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering since winter term 2013/2014. The test structure has been provided by the Institute of Structural Mechanics (Dr. Zabel). The awards book gift cards worth 175 EUR have been bestowed on the winning teams on February 11, 2014.
Pictures of the competition can be found here

01/20/14 - "Bautec 2014"

Visit the "Bautec 2014" trade fair: The Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering has organized a trip to the "Bautec 2014" (February 19, 2014, in Berlin), where the winning teams of the "Auf IT gebaut" competition will be honored. The bus transfer is free of charge. A few seats are still available. Please contact Prof. Smarsly or Dr. Kirschke if you would like to participate.

11/06/13 - Additional exercises "SHM"

The Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering offers additional exercises on object-oriented modeling and embedded computing for students who are enrolled in the courses "Structural health monitoring" and "Fundamentals of SHM and intelligent structural systems". The exercises will take place every Wednesday at 5:00pm in the Orion Pool in Coudraystraße 13 D.

10/27/13 - Strategic partnership with MGSU

Within the scope of the strategic partnership, Dr. Kirschke has held a course on "BIM Technologies and Computer-aided Design with Revit" at the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU) from October 14 to October 27, 2013. Pictures from the Event.

10/16/13 - First "SHM" lectures

The first lectures on "Structural health monitoring" and "Fundamentals of SHM and intelligent structural systems" will take place for both courses at 9:15am, Coudraystraße 13 D - Orion Pool. Please note: Enrollment must be done online. Information on how to enroll will be provided in the first lecture (it is not possible to enroll earlier).

10/15/13 - First lecture "Geometric modeling"

First lecture on "Geometric modeling and technical representation", 11:00am, Marienstraße 13 C - Lecture hall A (Lecture notes).

09/18-23/13 - 25. Forum Bauinformatik in München

The annual German conference on computing in civil engineering - the "Forum Bauinformatik" - takes place in Munich. This year, the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering are represented by Prof. Smarsly, Dr. Kirschke and Veronika Hartmann, who will present a paper on "Robust Construction Scheduling". 

09/01/13 - Dr. Kay Smarsly appointed full professor at Bauhaus University

Professor Dr. Kay Smarsly, appointed full professor at Bauhaus University Weimar, holds the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering. Coverage in the Bauhaus Journal here (in German).