Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Academic Career and Research Areas

Professor Borrmann (b. 1978) conducts research in the field of the computer-aided development of engineering products as well as the simulation of engineering processes, with particular emphasis on applications in the construction industry. Current research topics range from the advancement of building information modeling methods and the spatial analysis of 3D product models to the computer-aided life-cycle management of facilities and the simulation of construction processes and pedestrian dynamics.

After studying civil engineering at Bauhaus University Weimar, Professor Borrmann performed his PhD studies in the Department of Computation in Engineering at TUM in cooperation with Siemens AG and received his doctorate in 2007. He continued working as a research group leader at TUM and became associate professor of computational modeling and simulation in 2011. Since 2012 Professor Borrmann has been a full professor at TUM. He acts as a reviewer for a large number of international scientific journals and is a member of the steering committee of the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering.


  • Best Paper Award des Journals “Computing in Civil Engineering” der American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2009)
  • Best Paper Award der International Conference on Intelligent Computing in Engineering (2008)
  • Promotionspreis der TU München (2007)

Key Publications

Borrmann A, Lukas K, Zintel M, Schießl P, Kluth M: “BIM-based life-cycle management for reinforced concrete buildings”. International Journal of 3D Information Modeling. 2012; 1(1): 1-24.


Borrmann A, Rank E: “Topological analysis of 3D Building Models using a Spatial Query Language”. Advanced Engineering Informatics. 2009; 23(4): 370-385.


Borrmann A., Schraufstetter S, Rank E: “Implementing metric operators of a Spatial Query Language for 3D Building Models: Octree and B-Rep approaches”. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. 2009; 23(1): 34-46.


Borrmann A, Rank E: “Specification and implementation of directional operators in a 3D spatial query language for building information models”. Advanced Engineering Informatics. 2009; 23(1): 32-44.


Borrmann A, Wenisch P, van Treeck C, Rank E: “Collaborative Computational Steering: Principles and Application in HVAC Layout”. Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering. 2006; 13(4): 361-376.