Multi-storey timber structure systems

Integrative computer-based design and construction for architecture; Excellenzcluster IntCDC (EXC 2120)

The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding the EXC IntCDC cluster of excellence at the University of Stuttgart. The aim is to enable innovations for construction and architecture through systematic, holistic and integrative computer-based approaches. In order to address the challenges in architecture and construction from an ecological, economic and social perspective, the potential of digital technologies is relied upon to create sustainable planning and construction. From the disciplines of architecture, civil engineering, engineering geodesy, production and systems engineering, computer science and robotics, as well as social sciences and humanities, the development of higher-level methods, processes and systems is the central objective of the interdisciplinary research. Therefore, both the optimization of existing processes and systems and the development of novel design, planning, manufacturing and construction approaches are the focus of the research.

In order to take into account the requirements of building physics, innovative concepts are developed along with architectural and structural criteria. In the sense of the integrative design process and the connection to innovative manufacturing technologies as well as a holistic consideration of social, ecological and technical characteristics, scientists at the Institute of Acoustics and Building Physics (IABP) deal with the development of solution approaches for a sustainable built environment.

  • Development of integrative design methods of multi-storey buildings in timber construction (RP3)
  • Holistic quality model for IntCDC building systems: social, environmental and technical characteristics (RP18), GaBi
  • Numerical methods for the description of concepts in building physics.


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Philip Leistner

Prof. Dr.-Ing.


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