Building informatics

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The Bauinformatik is a cross-sectional discipline ( civil engineering and computer science ), the essential informational basis for the development and use of specialized software and hardware in the Civil and Environmental Engineering creates and provides a solid basis for multidisciplinary projects in the construction and environment computerized process to can. Building informatics aims to make modern information and communication technologies usable for distributed and cooperative work processes with a continuous flow of information and to target the cooperation of all those involved in the entire value chain (architects, design planners, construction managers as well as industrial companies, software houses, users and political leaders) to support.

The creation of the appropriate construction software is only one of many aspects.

The hour of birth of building informatics was the construction of the first computer Z3 by the civil engineer Konrad Zuse to facilitate the complex static calculations. Probably for this reason, building informatics still often sees itself today as close to structural engineering .

The building informatics working group, founded by well-known professors in the field of building informatics, has set itself the goal of coordinating the joint design and representation of building informatics at universities in German-speaking countries.


The Bauinformatik Forum is an annual conference "by young researchers for young researchers", i. H. PhD students and students of building informatics.

See also


  • Konrad Zuse and structural engineering - On the prehistory of computer structural engineering , by Karl-Eugen Kurrer; Bautechnik, Volume 87, Issue 11, November 2010

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Position paper of the Bauinformatik working group , 2016 (PDF, approx. 0.2 MB)