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. 

Published: 28 June 2019

ASCE I3CE 2019

Prof. Koch participated as the International Representative of the EC-ICE at the International ASCE Conference of Computing in Civil Engineering in Atlanta and met there the "inventor" of BIM, Prof. Charles M. Eastman.

I3CE 2019 (International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A

The international conference I3CE 2019 took place from 17 to 19 June in Atlanta (Georgia, U.S.A.) under the theme "Future Cities and Resilient Infrastructures". Research results from the areas of Reality Capture Technologies; Visualization; Building Information Modeling, Ontologies and Semantic Approaches; Simulation and Process Modeling; Big Data and Machine Learning; Robotics, Automation and Control; Built Environment and Infrastructure Monitoring, Assessment and Maintenance were presented and discussed in the context of Computing in Civil Engineering.

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EG-ICE (European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering)

The focus of EG-ICE is to promote research and applications of advanced informatics to all aspects of engineering. The primary goals of the group are to promote advanced informatics research across Europe by improving contact between researchers, fostering research collaboration and enhancing awareness of the latest developments. With this latter aim in mind, the group maintains active contact with similar groups in countries outside Europe and encourages membership by non-Europeans. The group has a further aim to increase the awareness of industry of advanced informatics as well as the economic benefits that can be gained by implementation. To achieve its aims, the group runs a yearly workshop and is active in the promotion, dissemination and exchange of ideas in order to provide effective links between research, industry and teaching.

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Our team includes Prof. Christian Koch, Mrs. Anne-Marie Nöthlich, research and student assistants.


Here you can find an overview of teaching modules offered by the chair.


Here we describe individual research activities at the chair.