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.

Announcement – Lectures and events (summer term 2020)

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, lectures, exercises and other on-site events will be held online at the beginning of the summer term as of the beginning of April. According to the current information (subject to change), the start of lectures has been postponed until the 20th of April.

Further details will be announced on the course detail pages and/or in Moodle as soon as they become available. The TU Darmstadt also provides the most important notes and regulations on the information page on the coronavirus.

Lectures summer term 2020

Course Lecturer Adviser CP Time Place
Databases for Engineering Applications (DFI) Rüppel Scheich 6 Mo
13:30 – 15:10
See announcement
Informatics in Civil and Environmental Engineering 2 (IIB2) Rüppel Xia, Shi 6 Th
16:15 – 17:55
See announcement
Management Methods in Civil and Environmental Engineering (MIB) Rüppel Thiele 6 Mo
16:15 – 17:55
See announcement
Environmental Information Systems (UIS) Gerdes, Gutzke,
Kuhn 6 Tu
13:30 – 15:10
See announcement
Project Building Information Modeling (GebIS und BIM) Rüppel, Eichhorn Hickel, Kuhn 3 See course details See announcement

News (some news are only available in German)

  • 2020/04/24

    VR4Teach at the “Digitalpakt Hessen” announcement

    Hesse's Minister of Science Angela Dorn with one of IIB's VR glasses while testing VR4Teach, in the background Prof. Rüppel (Image: Patrick Bal [3])

    Press conference for the „Digitalpakt“ at TU Darmstadt with participation from IIB

    On April 23rd, 2020, the Hessen State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts together with the TU Darmstadt presented the “Digitalpakt” for universities in the Hesse. 112 million euros are to be invested in digital teaching, research and administration over the next five years. During the press conference, Hesse's Minister of Science Angela Dorn and Hesse's Minister of Digital Affairs Prof. Dr. Kristina Sinemus, among others, tested the developments regarding VR4Teach. The IIB was represented by Prof. Uwe Rüppel and Christian Eller.

  • 2020/03/04

    Updated – Forum Bauinformatik 2021 in Darmstadt

    The 32nd Forum Bauinformatik takes place in Darmstadt

    IIB invites to 32nd Forum Bauinformatik

    The Institute of Numerical Methods and Computer Science in Civil Engineering of the Technische Universität Darmstadt invites to the 32nd Forum Bauinformatik in Darmstadt.

    Update 27.03.2020: Due to the current situation in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, many events, including conferences, will be cancelled at TU Darmstadt in the coming semester. As such, the 32nd Forum Bauinformatik is also affected by this and will therefore be postponed until next year for the time being. Further information will be announced here and on the updated conference website.

  • 2020/03/11

    Master's thesis wins “Auf IT gebaut” award

    Group picture at the "Auf IT gebaut" ceremony 2020 [1]

    Research fellow receives commendation

    Once again this year, prizes were awarded in the competition „Auf IT gebaut – Bauberufe mit Zukunft“ at the international trade fair for building and construction technology bautec in Berlin for the best work relating to the digitalization of the construction industry in the fields of architecture, civil engineering, construction business management as well as trade and technology. Among the winners this year is an employee of the IIB.

  • 2019/12/13

    VR4Teach receives special prize for digital teaching

    Presentation of the VR4Teach project at the 2019 Athene awards ceremony

    IIB honored at the 2019 Athene awards

    In recognition of academic teaching at the TU Darmstadt, the Carlo and Karin Giersch Foundation awarded this year’s Athene awards on 27th November. Amongst other things, the prize for digital teaching, endowed with 5,000 euros, was also awarded. Here, the IIB was honored for addressing current issues and challenges in the field of study and teaching.

  • 2019/12/06

    New research fellow at IIB

    New at IIB: Zhongxin Xia

    News from the institute

    Just before the turn of the year, the Institute of Numerical Methods and Computer Science in Civil Engineering received further support on 01.12.2019. After Mr. Patrick Scheich, M.Sc., assumed their activities at the beginning of the year and Ms. Luisa Kuhn, M.Sc., in the middle of the year, we are now pleased to welcome Mr. Zhongxin Xia, M.Sc. to the Institute.