Atlas of Digital Architecture
Jakob Beetz works at the chair of Computational Design, Faculty of Architecture, RWTH Aachen University, doing research in architectural and civil engineering. Within the fields of architectural and construction informatics, the focus of his past work has been on Building Information Modelling (BIM), Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW), and linked data.
Jakob graduated as a Diplom-Ingenieur from Bauhaus University Weimar in 2003 at the chair of Informatik in der Architektur InfAR, under the supervision of Prof Dirk Donath. He was awarded a PhD for his work on Facilitating Distri-buted Collaboration in the AEC/FM Sector Using Semantic Web Technologies, supervised by Prof Bauke de Vries and Dr Jos van Leeuwen at the ISBE (Infrastructure Security for the Built Environment) Group of the Department for the Built Environment at TU Eindhoven.
He is author of more than 80 scientific peer-reviewed publications and co-editor and co-author of Building Information Modeling – Technologische Grundlagen und industrielle Praxis (2015), published in English under the title Building Information Modeling – Technology Foundations and Industry Practice in 2018.
He co-founded the open source collaboration platform bimserver.org and lay the foundations to the OWL (Web Ontology Language) representation of the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) referred to as ifcOWL.
He has participated in numerous research projects including EU FP7 DURAARK, EU H2020, and BIM4Ren, and is active in committees for the standardisation of interoperability in information exchange for the building industry on national (DIN), EU (CEN), and international (ISO, buildingSMART, W3C) levels.
Building Information Modelling (BIM)
(with André Borrmann, Petra von Both, Frank Petzold, and Odilo Schoch)
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