Welcome to the Institute of Numerical Methods and Informatics in Civil Engineering (IIB)

Our focus in research and teaching is on computer-based methods for modeling and simulation in engineering science tasks. This includes design, development and application of modern procedures, methods and demonstrators of information and communication technology for building design, construction, management and interaction with the environment.

Lectures winter term 2017 / 2018

Course Lecturer Adviser CP Time Place
Basics of coumputer science in Engineering (GDI) Rüppel Eller 6 Fr
13:30 – 15:10
L4|02 1/2
Informatics in Civil and Environmental Engineering 1 (IIB 1) Rüppel Wagner 6 We
12.35 – 14.15
L5|01 45b
Knowledge-based BIM/CAD (BIM/CAD) Rüppel Bittner 6 Mo
16:15 – 17:55
L5|01 43
High Performance Engineering Simulations (HSI) Lämmer Möller 6 Mo
13:30 – 15:10
L5|01 45a


  • 2018/01/17

    Eintauchen in die Virtuelle Realität

    Feuerlöschen in VR

    Das IIB auf der hobit 2018

    Die TU Darmstadt, der Fachbereich Bau- und Umweltingenieurwissenschaften und das Institut für Numerische Methoden und Informatik im Bauwesen lädt alle Interessierten zu den Hochschul- und Berufsinformationstagen ein. Neben vielen weiteren Forschungsstationen gibt es den VR-Stand (Virtual Reality) des IIB zu entdecken. Hier können Besucher in eine virtuelle Welt eintauchen und die Feuerwehr beim Kampf gegen die Flammen unterstützen.

  • 2017/12/22

    Reinforcement before the winter break

    New at IIB: André Hoffmann

    News from the institute

    Since the first of December there is a new face in the ranks of the Institute of Numerical Methods and Informatics in Civil Engineering. André Hoffmann, M.Sc., has started his work as a research assistant. As such, the number of PhD candidates is back to nine.

  • 2017/12/04

    Participation in the workshop “Linked Data in Architecture and Construction”

    LDAC 2017 Dijon, France

    Semantic Web technologies in architecture, engineering and construction

    The IIB attended the workshop “Linked Data in Architecture and Construction” in Dijon, France, at the beginning of November (13.-15.11.2017). The theme of the workshop was the use of Semantic Web technologies in construction.

  • 2017/11/06

    Research Training Group KRITIS visits the IIB's VR Lab

    Practicing the case of emergency in a fire-extinguishing simulation (Picture: S. Franz)

    Virtual discovery of critical infrastructures

    On Friday, 03.11.2017, the Research Training Group KRITIS visited the IIB and got an insight into the modelling and visualization of Critical Infrastructures in VR and AR. During the joint hands-on session at the Darmstadt Civil, Environmental and Safety Engineering Lab (DACES), the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Cyberith Virtulizer, Leap Motion hand tracking and Asus ZenFone with Tango and AR-Core technology were tested.

  • 2017/10/10

    Rehearsing for emergencies

    Medical Tast Force MTF18 waiting for duty (Picture: M. Dombois)

    The IIB as a guest at the disaster control exercise of the Lusatia control centre

    On Saturday, September 30, 2017, a disaster protection exercise took place at the Carl-Thiem Clinic in Cottbus. This was a so-called “mass casualty attack”, in which about 450 participants were involved in the rehearsal for the emergency. In the course of the security research carried out at the institute, the IIB was invited to observe the exercise.

  • 2017/08/09

    KRITIS in the current hoch³

    Kristof Lukitsch, Ivonne Elsner, Marcus Dombois (f.l.t.r), Image: Jan-Christoph Hartung

    The Research Training Group KRITIS analyzes critical infrastructures in cities

    On the front page of the current issue of hoch³, the journal of the Technische Universität Darmstadt, three PhD candidates look on in contemplating fashion. Among them is Marcus Dombois, representing the Institute of Numerical Methods and Informatics in Civil Engineering. The corresponding headline reads “Now it's getting critical”.