The Institute for Construction Economics’ research focuses on the systematic handling in connection with planning, construction, and occupancy of buildings and objects. Central to these endeavours are methods and instruments of a holistic management of projects and real estates for building owners, users, operators as well as for the construction industry as a whole.
The current Institute’s research areas include:
- early stage planning of life cycle costs
- energy efficient design
- holistic building project and real estate management
- trends in planning and operation theory
The research portfolio covers, besides questions related to construction economics as a main objective, also ecological, social and cultural issues. Common to all is a holistic approach to planning, construction, and the use of buildings beginning with first design idea and ending with the demolition of the building.