Interdisciplinary Factory Planning


Planning a production hall with innovative digital strategies and BIM-Tools

M1 INFP Project aereal view  

Master's Course Architecture Project M1


Within this course, we propose to develop a cross-disciplinary factory concept based on a planning case. The working method will be Building Information Modeling for networked planning. Therefore, we will provide the students the software BIM 360 from Autodesk. In addition, we will provide basic concepts on BIM and insights into real industrial project examples in which BIM has been successfully used. Likewise, we will present the theoretical basics of factory planning in a condensed form at the beginning of the course. During the course, this content is deepened through flexible supervision appointments. The students will develop the concept in interdisciplinary teams supervised by the different chairs. The project will be documented in a written paper and is part of the examination; the second part of the examination results from the architectural design presentation.

*Experience with BIM tools is strongly recommended for participation in this course.

Participating Chairs:

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Trautz, Chair for Structures and Structural Design (TRAKO)

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Burggräf, Chair for Production Engineering (WZL)

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Müller, Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate (E.ON ERC EBC)

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katharina Klemt-Albert, Chair and Institute of Construction Business and Project Management (ibp)

Application: RWTHonline

Language: German/English

Participation criteria and registration: BIM basic knowledge (recommended)

Start: Monday, the 18th of October 2021

Groups: 4-5 interdisciplinary groups

Meetings: Mondays, from 09:00 - 13:00 o'clock

Final submission: Monday, the 14th of February 2022, from 9:00 to 17:30 approx.

Participants: 8 architecture students, 8 production engineering students, 4 energy efficiency students, 4 construction management students

Tutors: M.Sc. Dana Saez, M.Sc. Denis Grizmann