Associated partners

The associated partners support the project work as data providers, as users, as consulting entities, and in the evaluation of the services and demonstrators to be developed.

The Institute for Federal Real Estate (BImA), Facility Management Division, is responsible for interdepartmental, uniform real estate management within the federal administration. It covers the land and space requirements for federal purposes, it leases the service locations and also leases its own apartments and commercial properties. It is one of the largest real estate owners in Germany.

BAUAKADEMIE is a company that offers consulting, education, service and research services nationwide as a competent partner, especially for owners, users and operators of real estate. BAUAKADEMIE’s expertise is based on a rapid transfer of the latest research results into practice. This is done both on the basis of our own development services for industry and through cooperation with other research institutions and innovative partners.

The Federal Chamber of German Architects is an association of the sixteen state chambers of architects in Germany. It represents the interests of 135,000 architects of all disciplines towards politics and the public on a national and international level.

The Federal Chamber of Engineers represents the joint interests of the 16 state chambers of engineers and campaigns for the interests of around 45,000 engineers throughout Germany and Europe.

The Federal Industrial Association for Technical Building Equipment, based in Bonn, represents the collective interests of its members at the national and European level. It advocates uniform job profiles and regulations for the exercise of the profession in the field of installation of components and systems for technical building equipment.

The Bundesverband Bausoftware e.V. (German Federal Association for Construction Software) unites software and IT companies from the fields of architecture, civil engineering, specialist planning, construction, manufacturing and product manufacturers. We pursue a common goal: strengthening the performance, innovative strength and sustainability of the construction industry through the use of construction software and construction IT.

The Bundesvereinigung Mittelständischer Bauunternehmen (Federal Association of Small and Medium-Sized Construction Companies) has been active throughout Germany since 1964 in Bonn and is not bound by collective bargaining agreements. It represents the economic, market and competitive interests of its small and medium-sized member companies at the political level and to clients from all construction sectors.

The German Institute for Standardization (DIN) is the independent platform for standardization in Germany and worldwide. Together with industry, science, the public sector and civil society, DIN makes a significant contribution to opening up future fields. As a co-shaper of the digital and green transformation, DIN makes an important contribution to solving current challenges and enables new technologies, products and processes to establish themselves on the market and in society.
Around 36,000 experts from business and research, from the consumer side and the public sector contribute their expertise to the standardization process, which DIN manages as a privately organized project manager. The results are market-driven norms and standards that promote global trade and serve rationalization, quality assurance, the protection of society and the environment, and safety and understanding.

DEUBIM is a consulting company specialized in the digital transformation of the construction and real estate industry. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the core competence of the company, which helps national and international clients to generate added value through digitalization. In cooperation with POS4 Architekten Generalplaner, DEUBIM also provides holistic BIM-compliant architecture and general planning services. Due to the close cooperation with POS4, the work is very practice-oriented and ensures the feasibility of our consulting services in the context of trials (BIM pilot projects).

The Fachverband Baustoffe und Bauteile für vorgehängte hinterlüftete Fassaden e.V. (FVHF), based in Berlin, has brought together manufacturers and fabricators as well as planning and consulting engineers since 1993. The task of the FVHF is to act as an “opportunity and idea provider”, to advocate for the construction method of the ventilated curtain wall (VHF) as a whole, its functions, properties and components, and to intensively promote products and systems and their application through cooperation with and between members.

The GdW Bundesverband deutscher Wohnungs- und Immobilienunternehmen e.V. (Federal Association of German Housing and Real Estate Companies) is the umbrella organization of the 14 regional housing and real estate associations, in which around 3,000 housing companies and cooperatives are organized. They manage a total of around 6 million apartments in which over 13 million people live, including around 61% of Germany’s social housing. This membership structure makes GdW the leading association of the German housing industry.

GEFMA – German Facility Management Association represents an industry with 134.28 billion euros in gross value added and about 4.7 million employees. With more than 1,000 member companies, the association is the largest network in German facility management. GEFMA is committed to a cooperative, fair and responsible relationship between all market participants. The GEFMA initiative ‘Die Möglichmacher Facility Management’ positions the industry as an employer with diverse job and career opportunities.

GOLDBECK realizes forward-looking real estate in Europe. The company sees buildings as products and offers its customers all services from a single source: from design and construction to services during operation. With the claim “building excellence”, the family-owned company realizes real estate economically, quickly and sustainably with precisely fitting functionality. GOLDBECK is a partner for medium-sized businesses and large companies, investors, project developers and public-sector clients. The range of services includes logistics and industrial halls, office and school buildings, parking garages and residential buildings. The spectrum is rounded off by refurbishment and upgrading and building-related services.

We are committed to your mobility – as a reliable and competent service provider for the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of roads and traffic management as well as for the expansion of cycle paths in Hessen.

As the upper state authority, Hessen Mobil designs and manages the superordinate road network in Hesse: Federal and state roads with a total length of more than 10,000 kilometers. In addition, district roads are managed by Hessen Mobil on behalf of the counties. With around 2,500 employees, Hessen Mobil creates the basic conditions for the mobility of people and goods in Hessen.

The Federation of the German Construction Industry (HDB) is the umbrella organization of the construction industry in Germany. Together as a family of associations, we are strong at all levels – from the local to the state to the national level. With ten state associations and seven trade associations as extraordinary members, we represent large and medium-sized, often family-run companies in the construction industry.

Since our founding in 1974, we have been one of the leading and market-shaping firms in the construction and real estate sector. We provide forward-looking advice to clients and contractors in all phases of a building’s life cycle – from development to planning, construction, financing and operation. In addition, we advise on all aspects of commercial law. From 6 German offices as well as our EU office in Brussels, a total of around 150 lawyers serve large and medium-sized companies in all industries as well as the public sector.

The State Office for Road Construction and Transport is the central point of contact for Saxony’s transport infrastructure. With its employees at the headquarters in Dresden and the five branches in all regions of the Free State, we network with the districts, cities and municipalities; we work together for a safe and efficient transport infrastructure. As a state office, we build, renew and maintain Saxony’s federal and state road network in particular.

Madaster is the global online platform that enables the circular use of products and materials in the construction industry – in other words, a Circular Real Estate. Madaster provides property owners and other stakeholders with the ability to store, manage, enrich and share data about their properties. In addition to creating Material Passports for buildings, Madaster enables financial and circular assessments that support property management and disposition and the reuse of materials and products. As a cadastre, Madaster is an important part of an entire ecosystem consisting of traditional real estate stakeholders and academia, product manufacturers, the recycling industry, and other digital platforms on BIM and building products

The Scalypso software developed by Ingenieurbüro Dr. König is used for simple and intuitive evaluation of 3D point clouds. Via a real-time interface, 3D elements calculated from the point cloud are transferred to CAD. The model creation and generation of the BIM model takes place continuously on the CAD side without any conversion losses. This workflow enables the efficient digitization of extensive projects in the construction industry.

The Department of Digital Architecture at the Technische Universität Berlin is an associated partner. One research focus of the department is the development of AI assistance methods for decisions in the design, planning, operation, and renovation of buildings. In particular, the goal is to make AI methods useful for energy efficiency and sustainability in building. Component-oriented machine learning (ML) is an important method developed at the department that enables the integration and reuse of trained ML models in digital building models

The German Association of Consulting Engineers brings together around 2,000 engineering, consulting and architecture companies with more than 41,000 employees. They plan and develop buildings and infrastructure that improve people’s lives and last for generations. They work independently of manufacturer and supplier interests and are committed to just one goal: finding the best solution for their clients. Fundamental to this are excellent training, high planning quality and dedicated project support.

VIA, part of the VINCI Group, offers digital solutions for the construction sector.

Virtual City Systems believes that 3D geo-information and Digital Twins of cities built on it are an essential foundation to understand, design and solve the complex challenges of our urban reality. Our vision is to use 3D city models and Digital Twins as a forward-looking platform. It serves the management of urban resources and infrastructures and provides for the integration and interconnection of data. We stand for a technology that improves collaborative and interdisciplinary urban development and its transparent communication and supports sustainable decisions based on analyses and simulations.

The Center for Applied Research and Technology (ZAFT e.V.) is a legally independent institution at the Dresden University of Applied Sciences (HTW). The research activities are divided into the profile lines: Mobile Systems and Mechatronics, Sustainable Livelihoods, Information Systems and Business Management/Foundation. With the thematic focus “Geodesy and BIM”, ZAFT is an associated partner in the BIMKIT project for further education and research

ZPP INGENIEURE – a company of the SOCOTEC Group – has been successfully providing civil engineering services for over 45 years. More than 330 experts at fourteen locations throughout Germany are active in consulting, planning, testing, maintaining and assessing in all areas of civil engineering, primarily in highly complex construction projects. As recognized specialists and certified engineers with a holistic view of the building, the environment and the environment, ZPP INGENIEURE supports its customers in new planning, building in the existing fabric, building maintenance, construction supervision or sustainable life cycle management.