Open Access Short Communication

Current Research and Developments for Civil Engineering in Germany

Maximilian Schöberl*, Zhen Cai, Anne Fischer and Stephan Kessler

Chair of Materials Handling, Material Flow, Logistics, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Corresponding Author

Received Date: January 10, 2019;  Published Date: January 28, 2020


Productivity of the construction industry stagnated in the recent decades [1] while other industries’ productivities were on the rise. Multiple differentiating factors between the construction and other industries are held accountable for this development. Fragmentation, individuality, variability and variance to name a few macroscopic examples. In order to foster research and development on the productivity of the construction industry, these macroscopic factors are broken down to microscopic, practical examples from the German construction industry in the first part of this article. The second part contains an overview of the works of a joint research project on the issue and the last part further examines the research agenda on the digitalization of construction processes.

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