Digital Life Cycle Engineering: Research Topics and Methodological Competences
The working group Digital Life Cycle Engineering combines research topics of the two megatrends digitalization and sustainability. The following main objectives are being pursued for the construction sector:
- Provision of life cycle information for decision makers
- Integration of data for holistic analyses in digital building models
- Use of open interfaces and data exchange formats
- Execution of multi-criteria and multi-scale analyses under consideration of uncertainties
As a result, holistic calculation methods, computer-aided calculation procedures as well as benchmarks for components, building elements and structures can be provided. This will strengthen the collaboration between building professionals and improve the decision-making process. The most important research contents and the decisive methods used are visualized in the following graphic.