News from the digital innovation forges of the Fraunhofer-Allianz Bau Munich, 08th March 2012. At the beginning of the 21.Jahrhunderts, the construction industry faces major challenges. Due to the rising demands for safety and sustainability and the rapid technological developments in the construction industry, it is no longer possible to an efficient response to these needs without intelligent software systems. Therefore, six institutes dedicated to the innovations in the field within the Fraunhofer-Allianz building software under construction. Exciting Fraunhofer topics are the software family WUFI of Fraunhofer Institute for building physics IBP, the research projects of the innovation network initiated by the Fraunhofer Institute for industrial engineering IAO FUCON, as well as the intelligent energy systems developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for solar energy systems (ISE) and the energy-autonomous wireless sensor network of the Fraunhofer Institute for high-speed Dynamics EMI. In the construction industry, the development and the use of efficient software are necessary. Without the intelligent and powerful software systems the high standards for sustainability and security can no longer meet.
Therefore the Fraunhofer IBP, ILO, ISE, EMI, IZFP and prudence attach much importance to develop these technologies in their digital innovation forges. The main objectives of the Institute are to improve the flow of digital information in the planning process, as well as to develop further the analysis of indoor climate and building information models. Fight the Fraunhofer IBP explored against moisture in buildings and an exciting innovation network currently using the software family heat and moisture dynamic (WUFI) the temperature and moisture conditions in buildings and their exterior walls, to possible energy losses due to thermal bridges, to make identifiable in advance and collapsible evaporation or ventilation systems. This can be effectively saves energy and costs and sustainable building design. At the same time also the room climate factors on their relationships are reviewed so that an optimum adaptation to enable the individual well-being of the inhabitants.