Bauhaus Summer School Project


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2018 - BIM in Engineering Design

Project group in the Student Design Studio

As part of the Bauhaus Summer School, the chair of Intelligent Technical Design offers the project "Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Engineering Design".

The topics are: Geometric and parametric modelling (B-Rep, CSG), Object-oriented modelling (EXPRESS, UML), Process modelling (BPMN), Interoperability and collaboration concepts (IFC, IDM, BCF, etc.), BIM based design, analyses and visualisation (3D/4D BIM, Structures, Energy).


HENSCHEL, Larissa S.
Department of Civil Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Leiria, Portugal

IBRAHIM, Mohamed M.
Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

OSMAN, Mohamed S. M.
Faculty of Engineering-Mataria, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt

Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology-IZIIS, “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” University, Skopje, Macedonia

Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Prof. Dr.-Ing. KOCH, Christian
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar, Germany   

M.Sc. BEHNKE, Thomas
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar, Germany

The final paper briefly presents a building information modelling (BIM) implementation in the engineering design of an existing Bauhaus University building, the Digital Bauhaus Lab in Weimar, Germany. The project work has been performed based on (1) architectural design using available technical documentation, (2) structural analysis, in which the structural elements and loads were defined, (3) construction management, in which the work schedule, the revision of all phases and the 4D model to visualize the intended construction process were defined and (4) facility management, in which the 3D visualization for the occupancy of the building was created. Four types of software were used, depending on the working phase, Revit, Robot, Microsoft Project and desiteMD. In order to overcome the design collaboration problems, collaboration with other colleagues and the availability of information were of crucial importance for continuous and accurate work.