Nov 10, 2022
The sixth network meeting took place at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research (ENI) at the University of Stuttgart. ENI promotes entrepreneurship in theory and practice with an interdisciplinary approach that combines new technologies, innovation and science with the idea of sustainability. Marcel Werle gave us an overview of the principle of cooperative start-up culture and the consulting services of the center.
From the digitize wood team, Moritz Mahlke discussed the origins of the requirements for better interoperability in the AEC industry and took a critical look at the BIM approach in the context of today's theoretical possibilities and actual implementations. The final step towards manufacturing was discussed with some results from the BIMwood research project and the question of alternative approaches was raised.
In her talk, Diellza Elshani from the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) addressed the question: Are graphs the new BIM? AEC projects require multidisciplinary solutions; therefore, one physical asset results in several federated disciplinary representations. Knowledge graphs with ontologies can integrate such federated data models. Her talk covered: a brief roadmap of ontologies in computer science and philosophy, description logics and reasoning exemplified in AEC examples, and BHoM RDF – a toolkit that allows co-designing with knowledge graphs within AEC software.
Erik Bossong from GROPYUS talked about the Eco-Twin approach, which represents a holistic data strategy that enables us to continuously improve buildings as sustainable products in a data-driven way, thus contributing to emission savings.
Following the presentations, there was time for exchange and networking. The evening was rounded off together with a drink and stimulating conversations.