KIT – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT is one of the largest and most prestigious research and education institutions in Germany, resulting from a merger in 2009 of the University of Karlsruhe (founded in 1825) and the Karlsruhe Nuclear Research center. KIT is one of the leading universities in engineering and science in Europe.

BLM – Department Building Lifecycle Management

The department of Building Lifecycle Management (BLM) focuses on research and teaching with design, development and application of computational methods and tools for the realization of an integrated building lifecycle management.


Virtual engineering is defined as integrating geometric models and related engineering tools such as analysis, simulation, optimization and decision making tools, etc., within a computer-generated environment that facilitates a multidisciplinary collaborative design process.