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


  • 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.

  • 2018/10/12

    Following in the footsteps of Goethe, Schiller, and Gropius

    30. Forum Bauinformatik [1]

    Successful participation of the IIB in the 30th Forum Bauinformatik in Weimar from September 19th to 21st, 2018

    Since 1993, IIB employees have participated in the Forum Bauinformatik consistently. This continued this year at the Bauhaus-University Weimar, when we submitted and presented diverse contribution to various research topics. The institute was represented with a total of six submissions by Anna Wagner, Laura Möller, Christian Leifgen, Christian Eller, Meiling Shi, André Hoffmann and Tim Huyeng.

  • 2018/09/14

    New subject profile 'Digitales Bau‐ und Umweltinformationsmanagement' starting winter term 18/19

    Extending the course offers (Image: TU Darmstadt HIGHEST)

    Extending course offers starting this winter term

    Digitalization is also making steady progress in the construction and environmental sectors. Building Information Modeling (BIM) in particular is the fundamental method for digitizing engineering planning, implementation and operation through to dismantling and demolition of buildings in the sense of urban mining. In addition, there is the management of environmental and terrain information in the tool category Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the management of sensor data for intelligent buildings. This is where the new subject profile „Digitales Bau‐ und Umweltinformationsmanagement“ (Digital Construction, Civil and Environmental Information Management) comes in, which will be available to Bachelor's and Master's students in the coming winter semester in the “Business Administration/Industrial Engineering – Specialising in Civil Engineering” degree program.

  • 2018/09/05

    The Mountain Calls

    Group picture

    Doctoral seminar took place in August

    From August 8th to 12th, 2018, the doctoral seminar of the Institute for Numerical Methods and Informatics in Civil Engineering took place. Venue was the Darmstädter Haus located in the Kleinwalsertal (Austria).

  • 2018/08/03

    INSITU – investigating via smartphone

    New research project: INSITU

    Research for civil security

    Following the start of SCOPE at the beginning of June (news article), the INSITU project is another new research initiative at the IIB. Since July 1, the Institute has been conducting research in cooperation with the Federal Criminal Police Office regarding the “Optimization of law enforcement processes via mobile computer-based on-site description of complex crime scene situations”. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the Federal Government's “Research for civil security 2012-2017” framework programme.