The main topics of the institute include networked engineering cooperation, environmental modeling and simulation, machine learning methods for model specifications of energy systems (BigDataMining), civil safety engineering, serious gaming, sensor technology (RFID), building information modeling (BIM), process-optimized sensor-integrated emergency management, building navigation systems and methods of the Semantic Web. The institute is a member of the profile area "Internet and Digitization" of the TU Darmstadt, the BIM-Cluster-Hessen and the German Association of Computing in Civil Engineering.
In the INSITU research project, a system for digitizing crime scene work is being researched in cooperation with the Federal Criminal Police Office and various other partners. The goal is to capture crime scenes spatially and semantically with different sensors and thus to create a digital crime scene sketch that can be used for investigation.
In the KISStra project, funded by the BMVI as part of the mFUND research initiative, the requirements for an AI-based indicator-backed safety audit for the road infrastructure are being investigated and the feasibility is tested using a prototype implementation.
The ZEKISS project, funded by the BMVI within the mFUND research initiative, deals with the interdisciplinary evaluation of sensor data in railroad traffic to record and evaluate the condition of the components vehicle and bridge. A predictive maintenance approach is being developed using methods of artificial intelligence.
The "RessStadtQuartier" research project develops specific methods and instruments for municipal planning processes that can be used to implement measures to increase resource efficiency in all phases of neighborhood development. The focus here is on the existing building stock, which on the one hand represents society's largest resource depot and on the other hand accounts for a significant portion of energy demand.
In the research project SCOPE (Semantic Construction Project Engineering), solutions for application-independent data management are being developed to facilitate cooperation between different project partners using different software applications.
The Research Training Group “Critical Infrastructures: Construction, Function Failures, and Protection in Cities” (DFG Research Training Group 2222), established on October 1, 2016, at the Technical University of Darmstadt, brings together historians, infrastructure and spatial planners, civil engineers, philosophers, political scientists, architects and computer scientists.