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Loesungen fuer Herausforderungen des Bauens in Deutschland: Baurobotik: Eine Antwort auf Baumängel, Wohnungsengpässe, Fachkräftemangel und Pflegenotstand? - Lehrstuhl am 20.2.2018 in Berlin auf Bautec
Chair delivers opening keynote for robotics catalyst center at hongkong science tech park
Chairholder Lectures at Civil Engineering Faculty of Hongkong University on Civitas Robotics/Robotic Society
Chairholder holds seminar on: robot oriented design, robotic industrialization, site robotics and automation, robotic ambience at chinese University in Sha Tin on Jan. 10th 2018
Chairholder holds seminar on robotic construction for future innovation, productivity and sustainability at hongkong university of sience and technology
Chair Holder as International Jury Member selects Construction Industry Council s Innovation Award 2017
Chair's Book Chapter on Construction Robotics is with Handbook of Robotics
Robotics for European Digital Construction Strategy 30th November 2017
BERTIM Newsletter #5 published
Chairholder Presents Keynote at the Construction Management Institute and Construction Association of Hongkong on the Bridge to Advancement New Horizons in Hongkong s Construction Industry
Special Issue of Journal of Gerontechnology focussing on REACH outcomes and edited by Prof. Dr.-Ing./Univ. Tokio T. Bock published
"Exosceleton and Humanoid Robotics in Construction and Built Environment" Chapter has reached over 14000 downloads
Keynote at Singapore Contractors Association Built Environment Summit 2017
DFG awards Chairholder with Eugen und Ilse Seibold Preis 2017
Imagine the Future 2017 Keynote
Chairholder deliver Opening Keynote at "Imagine the Future" Symposium George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Chair is Scientific Committee Member of Future Furniture Design Research and Industry Conference
Special Invited Speeches of Chairholder at 17th National Construction Robotics Symposium and at Japan Society Civil Engineers in Tokyo Japan
Meeting Rooms at Boost Brothers are now named after Pioneers of Construction
br2 Chair Delivers Opening Invited Speech at Rais in Hongkong on 25th August 2017

 

Building Realization and Robotics


 

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Mission of the chair for Building Realization and Robotics is to extend the traditional core competences of design and build, broadening the activity area of future graduates, professionals and creating new employment opportunities. Located at TUM within the Bavarian high tech cluster -in which the chair is well connected - the chair functions as an incubator for the development and socio-technically integrated and building related technologies. In the Master Course Advanced Construction and Building Technology which the chair is coordinating since 2011 the chair has achieved to concentrate students coming from 8 different professional backgrounds (Architecture, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Business Science, Interior Design, Informatics, Mechanical Engineering).

The Chair for Building Realization and Robotics merges management competency (construction management, technology management, innovation management) with competency in advanced technologies (production technology, ICT, Microsystems technology, mechatronics, automation, robotics, personal assistance technology) and applies it to solve future demographic challenges of our society by considering all phases of building's lifecycle (development, planning, construction, use/performance, de-construction/end-of-life).

The chair defines architecture as a service to society and construction as a production process which assists demographic transformations by advanced building performance. The chair believes that the delivery of future high-tech environments/buildings to reasonable cost is dependent upon highly efficient production methods. Thus the chair follows and promotes the philosophy that frontier engineering sciences breed innovations. These innovations are driven and amplified by globalization, closed loop resource utilization, transformation of technological potentials, environmental and demographic challenges.

Global competition brought inflationary labour capacities resulting in decreasing labour costs. But to achieve welfare and culture any society needs sufficient income. To provide sufficient income for creating wealth and culture one has to be efficient. "One has to be good to be expensive": High income is based on high tech, if you can't just sell natural resources. The demographic change requires even more efficient socio-economical and socio-technical processes to be affordable.

The notion of "Made in Germany" is internationally famous for its cars, machines, industrial facilities, and medical and environmental technologies. Its success is based on research and innovation, stressing that future wealth can only be generated by innovation leaps and radically new types of value design and engineering. Half of total investment is allocated in built environment, infrastructure, and facilities, signifying the strategic importance of the construction sector.

The future construction sector will expand to new business fields by absorbing advanced technologies from various disciplines. Its success will depend on its innovation leap ability of the complete value chain of the artefactual engineering and built environment by embedding ICT, automation, robotics and services. This approach will create new markets, qualifications, skills and professions.

Even though architecture and construction are the focal points of the chair, it cross links considerably to other disciplines and faculties such as potential psycho-social health transformation of future societies and incubates it into augmented skill formation for socio-technical qualifications of next generation engineers.

For further Information Chair Profile in full Lenght: HERE