November 13, 2017

On Nov. 13, 2017, Martin Fischer delivered the keynote lecture titled “Turning a client’s vision into reality” at the 3rd International Congress on BIM and the 1st International Congress on VDC in Cuzco, Perú.

October 31, 2017

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PhD student Hesam Hamledari won the 2017 buildingSMART Student Project award for his project on "IFC enabled site to BIM automation”. buildingSMART is the global organization for open information exchange in the construction industry.

October 26, 2017

Renate Fruchter will be teaching the 25th year of AEC Global Teamwork course this year. See the article in the Stanford Report about the course.

October 18, 2017

Martin Fischer delivered the keynote lecture, "is Post-heroic management Possible in Construction?" at the session on “Digital Collaboration towards 2025” at Bygg Reis Deg, the Norwegian Construction Summit, on October 18, 2017. You may now view the talk on youtube at

September 11, 2017

Congratulations to the VDC certificate program graduates who earned their certificates on Sept. 11, 2017 in Sola, Norway.

From left to right: Siv Kristin Mellgren (Multiconsult), Mike Williams (PPI), Steffen Sandvik (Kruse Smith), Tor Kristian Myre (Kruse Smith), Hans-Ole Løvland (Multiconsult), Maren Hana Einervoll (Caverion), Svein Kvam (Kruse Smith), Silje Lyslo (City of Stavanger), Jørn Hagen (Norconsult), Inge André Larsen (Skanska), Richard Resvoll (Multiconsult), Liv Agathe Backer (Kraftværk AS), Håkon Treu Eriksen (Multiconsult), Steen Sunesen (LINK arkitektur), Elisabeth Karlsen (Kruse Smith), Tobias Saltveit (AF Gruppen), Steinar Lerbrekk (Kruse Smith), Katrine Opdahl Sousa (Norconsult), Simen Rinseng Olsen (Norconsult), Kjetil Johansen (GK Norge AS), Simen Birkeland Aass (Kruse Smith), Jan-Ove Lytomt (Ramirent), Cato Ljones (Norconsult), Kjetil Ask (Procon Rådgivende Ingeniører AS), Kari Medby Loland (Multiconsult), Gunnar Skeie (Kruse Smith), Astrid Berge (Multiconsult), Kristin Egelandsdal (Kruse Smith), Martin Fischer (CIFE), Torkil Håheim Kind (Norconsult). Mette Haglund (Kruse Smith) also received . Thanks to Kruse Smith more hosting this program.

June 20, 2017

Congratulations to our recent Virtual Design & Construction Certificate Program graduates. They are pictured below with the course instructors, from the left: John Kunz (instructor), Mark LaBell of SSOE Group, Joakim Örn of Veidekke, Mike Williams (instructor),Steinar G. Rasmussen of Sweco, and Martin Fischer (instructor).

June 13, 2017

CIFE is pleased to announce the Seed Research Awards for 2017:

  • Community Investment: Improving Feedback Loops in Project Delivery with Participatory Technology - R. Levitt
  • Generating Bills of Materials for Daily Work Orders Consisting of Made-to-Stock Materials - M. Fischer
  • Early-phase Rapid Evaluation of Prefabrication Alternatives for Building Structures - M. Fischer, F. Flager
  • Using UAVs for Automated BIM-based Construction Progress Monitoring and Quality Control - S. Savarese, M. Fischer, F. Flager
  • DUES: Data-driven Urban Energy Simulation - R. Jain
  • Robust Design of Natural Ventilation Systems - C. Gorlé
  • Automated Facility Modeling for Simplified Energy Performance Simulation - S. Savarese, M. Fischer
  • Dynamically Extending Look-Ahead Windows with a Particular Focus on Value-Adding Activities - M. Fischer

Congratulations to the research teams!

June 3, 2017

On June 3, Martin Fischer received the ASCE Peurifoy Construction Research Award and delivered this award lecture as part of the annual ASCE Construction Research Council meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

June 1, 2017

On June 1, Ph.D. Candidate Nelly Garcia-Lopez and Martin Fischer presented the CIFE research on Managing Activities and Flows on Site at the ENR FutureTech 2017 conference  in San Francisco. 

May 26, 2017

On May 26, Martin Fischer delivered a keynote lecture at the European BIM Summit in Barcelona