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 in terms of the digital transformation of engineering tasks.

Lectures winter term 2018 / 2019

Course Lecturer Adviser CP Time Place
Basics of coumputer science in Engineering (GDI) Rüppel Huyeng 6 Fr
13:30 – 15:10
L4|02 1/2
Informatics in Civil and Environmental Engineering 1 (IIB 1) Rüppel Shi 6 We
11:40 – 13:20
L5|01 45b
High Performance Engineering Simulations (HSI) Lämmer Möller 6 Mo
13:30 – 15:10
L5|01 45a
Knowledge-based BIM/CAD (BIM/CAD) Rüppel Bittner 6 Mo
16:15 – 17:55
L5|01 43


  • 2019/03/15

    TU Darmstadt's E-Learning group as guest at the IIB

    E-Learning event at the institute

    Demonstrations on the topics VR, AR and Digital Teaching

    On Thursday, February 28th, 2019, the E-Learning group of TU Darmstadt visited the institute. In keeping with the topic “Virtual Reality – Potentials and Insights at the Darmstadt CES-Lab”, the participants were able to take a closer look at new technologies and approaches for teaching and research and also try them out for themselves. We would like to thank everyone involved for their keen interest and would like to take this opportunity to refer to the university-wide “Digital Teaching” workshop in June.

  • 2019/02/28

    Virtual reality (VR) in lectures

    Testing VR4Teach in a lecture

    Experience the spread of a fire individually in VR – immersive building physics and other examples

    With the “VR4Teach” project, the Institute of Numerical Methods and Informatics in Civil Engineering and the Institute of Construction and Building Materials have realized a cost-effective option that brings virtual reality to students in the lecture hall. In a direct test in the lecture, the spread of fire and smoke development in a one-room apartment could be experienced immersively by students.

  • 2019/02/01

    The IIB at Hobit 2019

    Virtual fire fighting exercise at Hobit 2019

    Fire fighting in virtual reality

    This year the IIB took part in Hobit 2019 once again with a comprehensive setup at the booth of Department 13 and showed interested students how to train and experience immersive fire fighting in a digital building model using virtual reality.

  • 2018/11/30

    International Conference: „Urban Infrastructures: Criticality, Vulnerability and Protection“

    Picture: Peter Freitag/pixelio

    7th & 8th February 2019 at the Technische Universität Darmstadt

    In February 2019, an international and multidisciplinary conference on „Urban Infrastructures: Criticality, Vulnerability and Protection“ will take place at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. The focus of the conference is on networked critical infrastructures in cities as socio-technical systems that require special protection strategies due to their vulnerabilities.

  • 2018/10/19

    BauSIM 2018 in Karlsruhe

    BauSIM 2018 in Karlsruhe [1]

    7th German-Austrian IBPSA-Conference

    This year's BauSIM took place from 26th to 28th September in Karlsruhe. The departments of Building Lifecycle Management as well as Bauphysik & Technischer Ausbau of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) were organizers of the German-Austrian conference of the “International Building Performance Simulation Association” (IBPSA), which entered its 7th round. The topics focused on BIM-based planning tools and integration approaches, integrated building and energy concepts, building monitoring and operational optimization, numerical methods in connection with optimization and implementation, validation and quality assurance of (product) data, user behavior in buildings as well as modeling and simulation in the life cycle of buildings in general.