Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Koch


Chair

Marienstraße 13a, Room 208
99423 Weimar

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

Personal details

Education

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)

Career

Since 08/2017Professor and Chair of Intelligent Technical Design, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Faculty of Civil Engineering
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).

Projects

Tunneling simulation

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

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AR based Facility Maintenance

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

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Progress monitoring

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

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Pavement sensing

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

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AuCity 2

Mixed-reality scenarios are developed, implemented and analyzed for educational applications.

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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.

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Teaching

Advanced BIM

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

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Simulation Methods

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

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OO Modeling and Programming

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

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MATLAB introduction

This module provides students with basic knowledge of MATLAB.

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Digital ITD Twin

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

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BIM in civil Engineering

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

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Digital Methods in Construction Management

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

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