Institute for Digital Construction and Wood Industry

Digital transformation is revolutionising the timber and construction industry with new technologies that enable integrated planning, efficient construction site management and automated manufacturing. Are you open to new ideas? We are your partner of choice: from market studies to digital manufacturing, we accompany you through digital transformation.

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Competencies for the economy

Today, planning and construction processes need to be fast, but also well organised and resource-efficient. A well thought-out approach is crucial, from the initial investment to ongoing operations and dismantling. To meet these requirements, we rely on integrated approaches and digital methods.

We specialise in:

  • Integral engineering and planning processes
  • Manufacturing solutions for the wood processing, woodworking and construction sectors
  • Market and industry analyses for the construction and timber sectors
  • Development of business models and strategies
  • Parametric design methods
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Networks and cooperations

We cooperate with networks that stand for quality and the exchange of ideas in order to solve challenges in construction and the wood industry. Our goal: to develop scientifically based solutions. We maintain close relationships with small companies and authorities to enable practical implementation. We share our knowledge in national and international bodies. In this way, our projects benefit from the experience of others and help the sector move forward.

We are part of the following national and international bodies:

  • STE-netWORK (in german)
  • NCCR DFAB Education Network
  • ISO: ISO/TC 59/SC 13 Organisation and digitisation of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling (BIM) Joint Working Group JWG 12 “Joint
  • ISO/TC 59/SC 13 - ISO/TC 184/SC 4 WG: Development of building data related standards”
  • CEN: CEN/TC 442/Working Group 3 “Information Delivery Specification”
  • buildingSMART International: member of the Steering Committee Regulatory Domain
  • Bauen digital Schweiz / buildingSMART Switzerland: member of the Board and of the Executive Board (in german)
  • SIA: Monitoring committee TC 442/Working Group 3 - Information Delivery Specification