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We cordially invite you to the 3rd 4TU/14UAS Research Day "Digitalization of the Built Environment" in Delft, on 25 April 2024. 

To all researchers, lecturers, and students (Bachelor, Master and PhD) within the knowledge domains of Built Environment and ICT: Let’s join the discussions on ongoing research activities and set common vision for future innovations!

There is no registration fee.


The Research Day will start with a plenary session, including a keynote speech and interactive software demonstrations. After the informal lunch, four parallel sessions will take place preceded by the second keynote speech. During the break, you can visit the poster presentations. We will conclude the day with a guided tour in The Green Village at TU Delft Campus, followed by networking drinks and snacks. 

10:00Walk in at InHolland University of Applied Sciences campus – Rotterdamseweg 141, Delft
10:30Morning session opening and agenda by Dr. Perica Savanović, Professor of the Built Environment at InHolland
10:451st keynote speech by Prof. Dr. Volker Coors, Vice-President Research and Digitization, HFT Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences
11:15Short break

Interactive software demonstrations, moderated by Dr. Giorgio Agugiaro, Assistant Professor of 3D geoinformation at TU Delft

  • An ontology-based framework for building material performance assessment by Julia Kaltenegger
  • Automated 3D city reconstruction for different scales in wind flow simulations by Ivan Pađen
  • AR and VR application of the Facility Management Living Labs and Paris Proof campus of THUAS by Duncan Smit and Lucas Mastenbroek
13:15Walk to The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) campus – Rotterdamseweg 137, Delft
13:30Afternoon session opening and agenda by Dr. Rizal Sebastian, Professor of Future Urban Systems at THUAS
13:452nd keynote speech: Cyber risks for construction firms by Dr. Peter Roelofsma, Professor of Risk Management and Cybersecurity at THUAS

Parallel Sessions 1: 
a) Artificial Intelligence 
Session chair: Dr. Lampros Stergioulas, Professor of Applied Data Science and AI and UNESCO Chair of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for Society at THUAS

  • AI based Roof Tile recognition by Tilmann Koster and Jan Willem Crabbedam
  • Supplementing clustering techniques with regression analysis for uncovering energy behaviour patterns in buildings by Noelle Choong
  • Towards enhancing AI-based crack segmentation for masonry surfaces through 3D data set synthesis by David Boerema 
  • Calculating Street Frontages for Urban Design by Frank Suurenbroek and Maarten Groen

b) Mixed Reality, Robotics & Automation
Session chairs: Dr. Léon Olde Scholtenhuis, Associate Professor of Inner Smart City Construction at UTwente and Dr. Cock Heemskerk, Professor of Robotics at InHolland

  • A Hybrid Learning Environment for Collaborative Learning in Architectural Robotics by  Serdar Aşut
  • Teaching parametric design by automating fabrication and assembly by Ekko Nap
  • Digital Crack recognition in dikes by Erik Ellinger
  • Shifting Gears, Shifting Paradigms: Entrepreneurial 
    Considerations for Construction Robotic Firms by Alexander N. Walzer
15:15Coffee Break and Poster Session

Parallel Sessions 2: 
a) Digital Twins - Buildings
Session chair: Dr. Pieter Pauwels, Associate Professor of Information Systems in the Built Environment at TU Eindhoven

  • Development of software solutions for advancing GeoBIM integration in digital twins by Amir Hakim
  • What impact does smart technology have on the footprint of a fully digitized educational floor within the Hague University of Applied Sciences by Frans Joosstens
  • Towards a digital twin-based dynamic fault detection and diagnosis for heat pumps: a case study of the Smart TinyLab by Rio Saijo

b) Digital Twins - Cities
Session chair: Dr. Giorgio Agugiario, assistant professor (tenure track) in the 3D geoinformation research group, Department of Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment at TU Delft

  • Development of Digital twin framework for flood risk reduction and mitigation planning by Sruthie Rajendran
  • Exploiting Big Point Clouds: Unveiling Insights for Sustainable Development through Change Detection in the Built Environment by Vitali Diaz
  • Integration of GIS and CAD data to perform preliminary environmental analyses at district scale by Michele Giampaolo
  • Urban solar potential analysis through semantic 3D city models by Longxiang Xu
16.45Wrap-up with the chairs of the parallel sessions moderated by Dean of THUAS 
Moderator: Mrs. Nellie van de Griend MA, Dean of Faculty Technology, Innovation and Society at THUAS
17.00Walk through The Green Village to TU Delft Café X
18.00Network drinks & appetizers

How to participate

For audience:

Please register and choose the sessions that you want to attend using the form below.

Register now

For contributors of presentations, posters, and software demonstrators: 

Please submit a short description of 1 page, approximately 500 words by February 25, 2024 at the bottom of the registration form. Topics covered in the field of digitalization in buildings and civil infrastructure are: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Automation, Mixed Reality, Digital Twins.

Please include a title, the names and affiliations of the author(s), and a short description including outcomes. 

Upon acceptance (approx. February 29) you will be invited to either present your work in 15 minutes or to prepare a poster. We strive for providing you with supportive feedback that will help sharpen and improve your work. 

After the event, the best 10-15 contributions will be given the opportunity to submit an extended abstract or paper to be published in a conference proceedings.

A short description of the 1st research day can be found here , and the proceedings of the 2nd research day can be found here


This event will take place in Delft and hosted jointly by InHolland University of Applied Sciences (InHolland), The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS), and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). 

Research Days on Digitalization in the Built Environment are endorsed by 4TU.Built Environment (Collaboration of four Dutch universities of technology) and NL-GO (National Platform for Professors of Applied Sciences in the Built Environment). 

Best regards,

Dr. Perica Savanović (InHolland University of Applied Sciences)

Dr. Rizal Sebastian (The Hague University of Applied Sciences) 

Dr. Giorgio Agugiario (Delft University of Technology)

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