Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture (IntCDC)

Cluster of excellence IntCDC (Research Project 18)

Holistic Quality Model for IntCDC building systems: social, environmental and technical characteristics

Project description IntCDC RP18

Within the framework of the Cluster of Excellence Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture (IntCDC), which aims to use the full potential of digital technologies, a holistic quality model (HQM) is being developed to evaluate the developed building types and production processes. The goal of the HQM is to provide a holistic quality assessment, which includes social, environmental and technical aspects (Figure 1)  The IIGS focuses on the technical quality aspects.

Quality Modeling

Within the project, technical quality characteristics such as correctness, accuracy or the load-bearing capacity of construction components are first defined. Then measurable parameters are assigned to the characteristics. To enable a quality assessment, the control and decision points where the quality assessment should take place must be defined in detail for each product and each process. Here the actual values are compared with the nominal values to check if the required quality is achieved.

Quality propagation

In addition to quality modeling, the IIGS also deals with quality propagation through the construction process. For this purpose, methods are developed to propagate the quality parameters through the process in order to be able to make predictions about the final quality of the construction system already at the beginning. The advantage of this is that problems that occur at the beginning and affect the overall quality at the end of the process can be detected at an early stage so that suitable countermeasures can be taken.

Project partners

This project is carried out in cooperation with the Institute of Social Sciences Department V (SOWI)
and the Institute for Acoustics and Building Physics (IABP)

The project is carried out within the framework of the IntCDC

The project is funded by the DFG.

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Li Zhang


Senior Lecturer / Head of Section Quality Modelling and Sensor Fusion

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