1st SDaC network meeting

on 08.10. and 09.10.2020.

The two-day network meeting, divided into a consortium meeting and a meeting with our associated partners, served to exchange and debate among our demonstrators.

"We started the project in the middle of the lockdown, which is why it is especially nice to see what the team of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the consortium partners have achieved within half a year," says Prof. Dr. Shervin Haghsheno from KIT, who is the scientific director. He is particularly proud that despite the size of the project, a team spirit was quickly established. "I am pleased that all partners are highly motivated to work on the project. This is especially thanks to the project management, which puts a lot of emphasis on teamwork, both on the human and organizational level".

The 1st network meeting served to present the current status of the research project to the associated partners and to discuss the individual use cases. Roland Sitzberger, Partner at Porsche Consulting Construction & Infrastructure, was invited as an associated partner and was pleased to learn what has been done so far. "I consider the exchange with the various parties involved, including their different wishes, suggestions and origins, to be very valuable. This will help us move forward more quickly than if we just look at the individual silos," says Sitzberger.

Also Eric Giese, CTO of digitales bauen GmbH and consortium partner, looks back with satisfaction on the progress of SDaC. "The nice thing about the project is that all players in the construction industry are represented and we can involve them in the research. In addition, we can take care of the business models relatively early on, which gives us an advantage over other research projects. And today we have received important feedback to find out whether we are on the right track". 

After the meeting, it is now time to move on to the next major goal. "Now we want to complete the phase of understanding the needs in terms of our use cases. We want to know specifically what the user's needs are, so that we can start developing prototypes at the beginning of 2021," says Prof. Dr. Shervin Haghsheno.