Nov 29, 2021

Network Meeting 11/26/2021 – Digitality in Structural Design

Digitality in Structural Design

Review of the network meeting from 11/26/2021

In our second network meeting, we will shed light on digitality in structural timber design from different perspectives. Joshua Brett will show how the integrated software platform Modugen can be used to simplify the planning workflow from design and structural planning to structural analysis. Timo Claus reports from the practical application on the digital planning of three-dimensional connections. And finally, we take a look at the BUGA Research Pavilion and its integrated planning approach with Simon Bechert. And of course, there will be time for questions and discussion.



Welcome and review of the network meeting in September

Efficient engineering in timber construction
Joshua Brett, Modugen

How much steel does timber construction need? Traditional digital thinking
Timo Claus, Str.ucture

Integrative structural design and engineering methods for lightweight timber structures – BUGA Wood Pavilion
Simon Bechert, Cluster of Excellence IntCDC/ ITKE


Digitalität in der Tragwerksplanung – Vorträge

Effizientes Engineering im Holzbau – Joshua Brett, CEO Modugen

Wieviel Stahl braucht der Holzbau? Traditionelles digital weitergedacht – Timo Claus, Tragwerksplaner bei Str.ucture

Integrative structural design and engineering methods for lightweight timber structures – BUGA Wood Pavilion – Simon Bechert, Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter Exzellenzcluster IntCDC / ITKE

Info und registration

Admission: free of charge

Registration: required

Venue: Kurhaus Menzenschwand, Winterhalterweg 1, 79837 St. Blasien

Language: German

Please note: Please bring sturdy shoes and warm clothing for the guided forest walk.

The event has been submitted to the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects for consideration for recognition for continuing education and training.

We will record and publish the event in audio and video for documentation, reporting and evaluation purposes, including on websites and social media. With your registration you agree to this use.

Arrival by car: Free parking is available at the Kurhaus. We recommend that you carpool, as the free parking spaces may not be sufficient.

Arrival by public transport: From Freiburg, take the S1 line to the Aha train station. A bus shuttle can be arranged there if needed. Please indicate your need when registering. We will then get in touch with you.



Cluster of Excellence Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture (IntCDC).
The University of Stuttgart established its new Cluster of Excellence on Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture in 2019. With an initial funding period of seven years, a Cluster of Excellence is the most significant and substantial grant awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). For the very first time, a Cluster of Excellence has been awarded to the field of Architecture. It will contribute to establishing an internationally visible research center.

About Zentrum Holzbau Schwarzwald

About Zentrum Holzbau Schwarzwald

As a center for innovation and knowledge transfer, the ZHS will bundle regional competencies in the fields of timber construction, forestry, architecture, design, interior design and promote the exchange between research and practice. The practice will be brought together with research institutions and universities to advance timber construction and thus make an important contribution to CO2 savings. It is also about the question of what the forest will look like in the future in times of climate change and how it can guarantee the supply of raw materials. Contacts have already been made with universities in forestry, construction planning and architecture. Regional initiatives such as Naturpark Südschwarzwald, the Black Forest Biosphere Reserve, Klimapartner Oberrhein and many others have also been actively involved in the development of the ZHS. The Forest Research Institute Freiburg has helped to develop the project from the very beginning.

A separate non-profit limited liability company (GmbH) was founded to support the project. Shareholders are the companies Baur WohnFaszination, GUTEX, Holzbau Bruno Kaiser, Holzwarth, Lignotrend and Rothmund Leimholz, the Berufsförderungswerk der Südbadischen Bauwirtschaft, the Verein Bauwerk Schwarzwald, the Sparkasse St. Blasien, the city of St. Blasien and the district of Waldshut.

The use of wood has a long tradition in the Black Forest. Some of the most innovative companies in the industry have their headquarters in the Waldshut district. The focus of the ZHS is on children, pupils and students with their teachers, but also on all companies, craftsmen and craftswomen who deal with the subject of wood. Especially they shall benefit from the offers of the ZHS. An extensive range of further training courses will take the knowledge "into the field".

Contact: Stefan Kudermann, Managing Director Zentrum Holzbau Schwarzwald

Exzellenzcluster Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture (IntCDC) – Die Zukunft der Architektur und des Bauwesens gestalten durch wirklich integrative computergestützte Planung und Konstruktion.