Information Systems in the Built Environment

  • Groene Loper 6, Vertigo

    Eindhoven

    Netherlands

  • P.O. Box 513, Department of the Built Environment

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Netherlands

Organization profile

Introduction / mission

The ISBE Group carries out research and education in the field of information systems used for the engineering and management of the built environment, into which they are embedded.

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New ICT methods and techniques in the context of building sciences and urban sciences.

Organisational profile

According to the United Nations, 60% of the world population will live in urban areas in 2030.The main challenges for the built environment are the rapid increase of people living in cities, the depletion of natural resources and climate change. Therefore, smart solutions, based on ICT and data are needed to manage buildings, public spaces and the overall city. Because waste material is not accepted anymore, ICT is needed to trace building components and material over lifetime. Finally, energy consumption by people needs to be controlled, using ICT to influence their behavior. In the ISBE group we make connection between technology, people and built environment where computing science is linked with behavioral science. BIG data from building/city models are combined with data from sensors and questionnaires to draw conclusions on the quality of the built environment. Information systems are developed to enable informed decisions for the engineering and management of the built environment.

Key research and education topics, with a special focus on smart cities, are:

  • Urban management
  • Building information management
  • Energy neutral cities

The ISBE group is internationally recognized for bridging the gap between ICT and Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operation (AECO) management.

Staff members’ backgrounds range from architecture, engineering and computational science to social sciences. The ISBE group distinguishes itself from other information systems groups by being embedded in a department of the Built Environment. The group’s focus is not so much on the computational aspects of ICT, but on its application and implementation in the built environment.

Members of the Information Systems group are active in international organizations such as CAAD Futures, eCAADe, and CIB W78. The group has organized and hosted CIB-W78 2015, EG-ICE workshops, CAAD Futures 2001, DRN 2005, 2000, and 1995, DEN 1997, eCAADe 1993.

The ISBE research group participates in the DDSS (Design and Decision Support Systems) research program together with the research groups Urban Planning, and Real Estate Management and Development. Several ISBE group members hold positions in the TU/e Smart Cities Program, a cross-departmental collaboration promoting research in living labs on the topic of smart cities. Furthermore, ISBE members participate in various EU or national funded projects.

Recent research projects:

  • CRUNCH (EU-H2020, REF. 730254) on the development of food, energy, water proof solutions to strengthen urban resilience (2018-2020, EUR 1.8 M).
  • UNALAB (EU-H2020, REF. 730052-2) on the implementation of nature bases solution in cities for mitigation of climate changes (2017-2022, EUR 1.4M)
  • ROCK (EU-H2020, REF. 730280-2) on the implementation of technological, social and organizational innovations for transforming cultural heritage areas into Creative and
  • Sustainable Districts (2017-2020, EUR 10.5M)
  • CLIC (EU-H2020, REF. 776758) on the development of evaluation tools to test, implement, validate and share innovative "circular" models for systemic adaptive reuse of cultural heritage (2017-2020, EUR 4.9M)
  • Triangulum (EU-H2020, REF.  646578) on the implementation of smart cities and communities (2015-2020, EUR 6.4M)
  • DESENT (EU-SURF, REF. 5637396) on the development, testing and dissemination an integrated decision support system for smart grid (2016-2019 EUR 1.4M).
  • iLocate (EU-FP7, REF. 621040) on the development of  outdoor and indoor navigation system (2014-2016, EUR 4.7M)
  • DuraArc (EU-FP7, REF. 600908) on the archiving of building information (2013-2016, EUR 3.7M)

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land use Earth & Environmental Sciences
redevelopment Earth & Environmental Sciences
Industry Engineering & Materials Science
Experiments Engineering & Materials Science
Land use Engineering & Materials Science
Architectural design Engineering & Materials Science
sustainability Earth & Environmental Sciences
Semantics Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2013 2020

De invloed van het stadsontwerp op de beleving en gevoelens van burgers

Weijs - Perrée, M., Massaad, H., Massaad, H., Dane, G. Z. & Sartorius - ter Haar, M.

Delft University of Technology

1/04/1931/03/20

Project: Research direct

ROCK - Regeneration and Optimisation of Cultural heritage in creative and Knowledge cities

Massaad, H., Massaad, H., Dane, G. Z., van der Avoird, M., Dane, G. Z. & Kruizinga, M.

1/05/1730/06/20

Project: Research direct

Triangulum

de Vries, B., de Vries, B., Massaad, H., Massaad, H., Yang, D., van der Avoird, M. & Kruizinga, M.

1/02/1531/01/20

Project: Research direct

Research Output 1970 2020

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pedestrian
road
experiment
Experiments
walking
pedestrian
road
walking
metro system
Electric lamps

Effects of green policies on household transport and energy consumption in Europe: a literature review

Yang, D. & Timmermans, H. J. P., 2020, Transport and Energy Research: A Behavioral Perspective . Zhang, J. (ed.). Elsevier, p. 31-63 42 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

literature review
European Union
car ownership
energy conservation
energy policy

Prizes

Best PhD Paper Award in 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling

Chi Zhang (Recipient), 19 Sep 2014

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Best PhD Paper Award in 11th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling

Chi Zhang (Recipient), 7 Sep 2016

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Energy and Buildings - Best research paper 2008-2017

P. Hoes (Recipient), J.L.M. Hensen (Recipient), Marcel G.L.C. Loomans (Recipient), B. de Vries (Recipient) & D. Bourgeois (Recipient), 9 Jan 2019

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

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Activities 1997 2019

Het gebruik van stedelijke data om de actieradius en routekeuze van elektrische voertuigen te optimaliseren

Alex J.A. Donkers (Speaker)
22 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Collaboration Between Cities and Universities: Example of Eindhoven

Gamze Z. Dane (Speaker)
11 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

Circularity assessment using BIM

Bauke de Vries (Speaker)
9 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Press / Media

Instrumenten voor klimaatbestendige steden

Bauke de Vries

13/08/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Physics World. Smart Cities, the Dutch approach

Bauke de Vries

5/06/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Student theses

A BIM-integrated approach to construction quality management: enabling information and knowledge management during the execution phase of a project life cycle

Author: Achkar, E., 31 Jan 2017

Supervisor: de Vries, B. (Supervisor 1), Beetz, J. (Supervisor 2), Krijnen, T. (Supervisor 2) & van de Koppel, W. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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A GIS-based tool to gain detailed insight into human health vulnerability to heatwaves in Dutch urban areas

Author: Verputten, T., 29 Mar 2019

Supervisor: de Vries, B. (Supervisor 1), van der Waerden, P. (Supervisor 2), den Ouden, E. (Supervisor 2) & Postmes, L. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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A GIS-based tool to support housing associations in the transition towards a district-heating network

Author: Peters, M., 27 Feb 2018

Supervisor: de Vries, B. (Supervisor 1), van der Waerden, P. (Supervisor 1), Borgers, A. (Supervisor 1) & Groenen, L. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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