RAIMAR Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raimar J. Scherer

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raimar J. Scherer (m), the head of the Institute of Construction Informatics at Technical University Dresden since 1994, has more than 30 years of experience in construction IT, including 7 years as full professor for CAD/CAM at the University of Karlsruhe and several years of practice in the construction industry including ICT consultancy and a one-year stay at a world leading CAD provider. His research activities include the broad spectrum of construction ICT aspects. He has been involved in 20 BIM related EU research projects, out of which he co-ordinated 5 ones, and several German ones, the most recent one was the ICT leading project Mefisto. He was member and vice chairperson of the building product model group in ISO 10303 from 1988 to 1999, the forerunner of IFC (ISO 16739). In 1994 he founded the first European BIM conference, the ECPPM. In 1999 he implemented the first BIM Server in Europe, based on the later standardized IFC building core model. He was founder and vice chairperson of the IFC-ST4 structural model group. He developed the simplified MVD/IDM method in 2012 and the multimodel method in 2014. Both were accepted as official documents by BuildingSmart.

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