Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Bau

Compared to other industries, digitization in the construction and real estate industries is still in the development phase. A multitude of practical questions inhibit the implementation of digital methods and tools. What qualifications should employees have? How can digitization be implemented on construction sites in practice? What does a construction company have to do in order to keep up with the digital requirements of planners and building owners? The Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Bau finds practical answers to these and many other questions and makes them available to small and medium-sized enterprises. To this end, demonstrators for specific applications, opportunities to learn from best-practice examples, lectures, training courses and a variety of other services are offered to promote networking and the exchange of experiences.


Key areas of expertise of the competence center

The center focuses on the following areas:

  • Project development (asset and investment management, financing, insurance)
  • Planning and construction (including product manufacturers and suppliers)
  • Operation (use, administration, building management, technical facility management, etc.)


Fraunhofer IBP as overall coordinator

Fraunhofer IBP is one of five main partners and at the same time overall coordinator of the competence center. Southern Germany is coordinated by Fraunhofer IBP in Holzkirchen. The institute primarily supports the digitization of building operations and contributes its expertise in specific fields.


For further information, dates of events and services tailored to your requirements, please visit our website Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Bau. .

Augmented Reality Experience Lab
© Fraunhofer IBP / Bernd Müller
In the "Augmented Reality Experience Lab" you will encounter the digital twin of your plans and a new dimension of 3D technology.
© Fraunhofer IBP/ Bernd Müller
The "Augmented Reality Experience Lab" adds further senses to virtual reality: room air temperature, heat radiation, humidity and air flow are made tangible.
Opening of Competence Center
© Fraunhofer IBP
Inauguration of the new 4.0 Competence Center for Planning and Construction at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP: from left to right: Moritz Bischof (Institute for Research on SMEs, IFM), Prof. Dr. Hans-Hermann Prüsser (Jade University), Stefan Schnorr (Head of the Digital and Innovation Policy Department at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy), Prof. Dr. Stefan Schnorr (Head of the Digital and Innovation Policy Department at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy), Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. Michael Schöck (Head of the Digital and Innovation Policy Department at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy). Dr. Klaus Peter Sedlbauer (Head of Fraunhofer IBP), Thomas Kirmayr (Fraunhofer IBP and consortium leader Competence Center Planning and Construction), Michael Heil (eBusiness Competence Center for Planning and Construction) and Stefanie Kabelitz (Fraunhofer IFF).

More information

The competence center is part of an initiative of Mittelstand-Digital (SME-Digital). With Mittelstand Digital, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) is helping small and medium-sized enterprises to digitize their processes.

Fact sheet on Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Bau (Only German)

Mittelstand-Digital (Only German)

Press release: The domestic construction and real estate industry faces special challenges (Only German)


Augmented Reality Experience Lab - Your 3D twin

Watch the video to find out how the "Augmented Reality Experience Lab" makes virtual building an experience for all the senses.