Professorship Architectural Communication The research activities of the professorship concentrate on two research areas: On the one hand, empirical-psychological studies investigate the basics of the differential perception of architecture by experts (architects) and laypersons or special subgroups. On the other hand, case studies and a qualitative methodology are used to investigate application-related questions.
Professorship Building Lifecycle Management The research focus of the professorship is the development and application of methods and tools for the realisation of an integrated Building Lifecycle Management. An important starting point is the networking of technology-oriented and methodological approaches.
Professorship Building Technology The professorship supports research and development projects that are directly related to construction and therefore works closely with business partners. The focus of the research is on the exact and realistic recording of material properties with regard to load-bearing capacity and serviceability, as well as on the joining and processing of materials into components.
Professorship Building Physics and Technical Finishing The professorship works on the following research topics: - Monitoring and performance analysis of buildings - Integral building and energy concepts, simulation-based system optimisation - User satisfaction at workplaces - Comfort and user behaviour under transient conditions
Professorship Sustainable Building The Professorship of Sustainable Construction is conducting research in the field of circular construction and was able to build several demonstrator buildings applying new findings, methods and principles of construction.
Chair of International Urban Planning and Design The thematic focus lies in the areas of: - Urban development in Russia / (Post)socialist urban planning - Metropolitan areas in Africa, Asia and America / Strategic planning - Building culture / knowledge transfer