The Werner Sobek AG is one of several project partners working on the new research project DigitalTWIN. The objective of this research project is to develop digital tools and technologies in order to network and automate services, processes and procedures along the construction value chain from design to construction. DigitalTWIN stands for Digital Tools and Workflow Integration for Building Lifecycles. The project focuses on understanding systemic dependencies and interactions, which is why research partners come from very different industries and fields of activity.

DigitalTWIN is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) as part of the Smart Service World II funding programme. Securing Germany’s position as an efficient production and innovation location and the expansion of digital services in small and medium-sized enterprises are central funding goals of the Federal Government. The focus of Werner Sobek within the group lies on the further development of BIM standards and interfaces in order to improve the exchange of information between designers and manufacturers. The tools developed and the processes established during the research project will be tested on a prototype that is currently developed at the University of Stuttgart (within the independent research project SFB 1244).

The research project began in 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2021.

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Project partner
Carl Zeiss 3D Automation GmbH, Aalen/Germany
Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik
Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, Berlin/Germany
planen-bauen 4.0 Gesellschaft zur Digitalisierung
des Planens, Bauens und Betreibens mbH, Berlin/Germany
se commerce GmbH, Gersthofen/Germany
Telegärtner Karl Gärtner GmbH, Steinenbronn/Germany
Werner Sobek AG, Stuttgart/Germany

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