Research Modul circular planning modelling



In view of the current discussions about the scarcity of resources and climate change, the building industry is also facing a change. A paradigm shift requires a rethinking of all actors and a restructuring of the entire planning process. In order to build in a resource-efficient and circular manner, actions and activities that document and pass on information about building products must be carried out at an early planning stage. Time shifts, logistical restructuring and the documentation of information are some of the aspects that have to be taken into account in a circular construction process. Digital tools such as BIM can step in to share and secure information.

In a pre-scatched planning process (process map), actions and information exchange points are predefined for a successful circular planning. The use of process maps is one part of structuring processes for digital execution. The aim is to use the process map to carry out actions whil designing a building element.
Information exchange points (Exchange Requirements) define what information about circular building products is exchanged between actors in the planning process and in which form. They serve as a documentation and control instrument to ensure information availability in a standardized form. The Process Map defines when Exchange Requirements are used. The aim is to ensure and control information flow of circular building products on the basis of Exchange Requirements.

Part 1:

  • Choice of a Recycling Scenario
  • Selection of a building element to be detailed (interior fittings, facade or roof/floor structure)
  • Choice of materials/products


  • Collection Product data sheet
  • Concept explanation Recycling

Part 2:

  • Design of building element


  • Design and detail drawing 1:10 scale
  • Information documentation

Due to the COVID-19 cirsis, this course will take place online via Moodle.

Consultation: 11.05.2020, 10:00 am (via chat).

Submission Part 1: 25.05.2020 (upload via Moodle)
Intermediate consultation: 27.05.2020, 14:00 hrs (Via online Chat)
Final submission: 30.06.2020, (upload via moodle)

Final consultation: 01.07.2020, 14:00 hrs (via online Chat)

Final documentation: 22.07.2020 (upload via moodle)

Cooperation: Chair for Computer Aided Design (CAAD)

Number of participants: 10



Magdalena Zabek

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin


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