• Thomas Manns Vej 23

    9220 Aalborg Ø


Organization profile

Organisation profile

Head of research group
Kjeld Svidt

The reserach group is associated with the Division of Architectural Engineering.

The Building Informatics group works with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry. We study how ICT tools are introduced to generate, capture, store, manipulate, transfer and deliver information between organizations, persons and computerized artefacts. Our research is focused on design collaboration, integration and structuring of IT tools in the entire building process.

Special research areas, comprising both design and analyses, are knowledge representations and model integration, knowledge communication and discovery, human computer interfaces including Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality interfaces to digital building models. We also focus on digital infrastructures, building product information modelling and handling, and languages and systems for integration of building process related information. Demonstrator development plays a central role in the research methodology and in the highly emphasized industry collaboration, and design of the Virtual Building (VB), which we define as "a formalized digital description of an existing or planned building, which can be used to fully simulate and communicate the behavior of the real building in its expected contexts".

Current research areas:

  • Formalisation of building processes and products from systems viewpoint.
  • Knowledge representations and knowledge augmentation.
  • Space and time dependent Virtual Building models.
  • Knowledge transfer methodologies. Learning organisations. Data mining.
  • Collaborative work (Computer Supported Collaborative Work, Concurrent engin­eering).
  • Intelligent buildings.

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Ventilation Engineering & Materials Science
Air Engineering & Materials Science
Ceilings Engineering & Materials Science
Cooling Engineering & Materials Science
Facades Engineering & Materials Science
Skin Engineering & Materials Science
Piles Engineering & Materials Science
Phase change materials Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2000 2020

Research Output 1996 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

A holistic analysis of a BIM-mediated building design process using activity theory

Gade, P., Gade, A. N., Otrel-Cass, K. & Svidt, K., 2019, In : Construction Management and Economics. 37, 6, p. 336-350

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Design process
Activity theory
Information modeling

Automation of data transfer between a BIM model and an environmental quality assessment application

Piaskowski, A. K., Petersons, R., Wyke, S. C. S., Petrova, E. A. & Svidt, K., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : CIB Proceedings.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article in JournalResearchpeer-review

BygCast : De Digitale Dage - 10 år og mod nye højder

Svidt, K., 2019

Research output: Non-textual formSound/Visual production (digital)Communication

Open Access


Professor P. Ole Fanger's Research Grant 2018

Ekaterina Aleksandrova Petrova (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

university teacher

Activities 1991 2019

2019 - European Council on Computing in Construction

Simon Christian Swanström Wyke (Lecturer)
11 Jul 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations



Simon Christian Swanström Wyke (Participant), Kjeld Svidt (Participant), Lene Faber Ussing (Participant), Søren Munch Lindhard (Participant)
27 May 2019

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

Press / Media

Advokatfirma designer nyt kontor med virtual reality

Kjeld Svidt


2 items of media coverage

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Forsker: Byggebranchen famler efter virtual reality

Kjeld Svidt


2 items of media coverage

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Forsker: Byggebranchen famler efter virtual reality

Kjeld Svidt


1 item of media coverage

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