Gebäudesimulation und BIM in der Architektenausbildung an der TU Dresden – Serie: Gebäudesimulation und Berechnungstools in der Lehre

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This series of articles presents the use of computer programs in university teaching of building physics and building technology for architects and civil engineers.This article addresses the integration of building simulation tools in the education of architects at the Faculty of Architecture at the TU Dresden. In contrast to the education of civil engineers, which focuses on verification calculations, the challenge for prospective architects is to incorporate findings from thermal simulation calculations into an optimization of the design. Data exchange formats and Building Information Modelling are particularly important in this context. These factors are investigated at the TUD in two courses, a course accompanying the design in the sixth semester and an advanced seminar in the eighth semester. In both teaching formats, the influence of design decisions on the supply of daylight, the risk of overheating and the supply concept (regenerative energies) was discussed. This involved using the CAD models created by the architecture students from various software applications and testing a transfer into BIM-compatible exchange data formats (gbXML and IFC).
Translated title of the contribution
Building simulation and BIM in architect education at the TU Dresden - Series
Building simulation and calculation tools in teaching


Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)344-350
Number of pages7
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022

External IDs

ORCID /0000-0001-5841-0537/work/142242171
ORCID /0000-0001-9832-0464/work/142251632
WOS 000927881500012



  • Building Information Modeling BIM, Building Performance Simulation BPS, climate-responsive architecture, day lighting, general, indoor climate, research and teaching, sustainable construction