234.183 Parametric Tools for Structural BIM Design
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, SE, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to describeMethods and learning content from Industrial Data Science

Methods and learning content from Building Data Science

Methods and software for Parametric Design in early planning phases

Methods and software for multicriteria optimization and structural design in early design phases

Methods for the application of interfaces for programming and data transfer from analytical models in Grasshopper to virtual reality software.

Describe which processes and data structures are necessary to perform Parametric Optimizations


Subject of course

This course is offered for students of architecture, civil engineering and industrial/mechanical engineering.

1st part: Introduction to Programming and IT Infrastrucutre

2nd part: Introduction to Parametric & Generative Design

3rd part: Introduction to Rhino3D and Grasshopper Software

Part 4: Introduction to Virtual Reality

5th part: Data Exploration Methods and Programming Tasks

6th part: Data Managament Methods and Programming Tasks

7th part: Data Mining Methods and Programming Tasks

8th part: Generation and Optimization of Geometry

9.Teil: Evaluation and Feedback to LVA

Teaching methods

Demonstration of the online learning environment

Programming tasks

Self-learning via videos and presentations (+ multiple choice tests)

Modeling and optimization

Presentation of programmed models in virtual reality

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Mode of examination


Additional information

In WS22 the course will be conducted in the course of the research project "digiTeachVR - Digital, integral course for the use of Virtual Reality in Industrial Data and Building Science" funded by the d.call2021 of the TUWien!

An innovative online learning environment will be tested and evaluated with students!

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Tue09:00 - 12:0004.10.2022Seminarraum AA 03 - 1 KICK-OFF
Mon09:00 - 11:0014.11.2022Seminarraum AE U1 - 7 Zwischentermin Ausweichtermin
Tue11:00 - 16:0013.12.2022 Institut für Hoch- und Industriebau: Hauptgebäude AF 02 22 Stiege 6, 2.StockVirtual Reality Test und Demo
Tue09:00 - 12:0020.12.2022 onlineAbgabe aller Aufgaben und Feedbacktermin

Examination modalities

Completion of programming tasks

Multiple choice tests

Grasshopper scripts for the design and optimization of the given task

Completing feedback questionnaire

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
30.08.2022 00:00 06.12.2022 23:59 06.12.2022 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 265 Civil Engineering Not specified
066 505 Civil Engineering Science Not specified
610 FW Elective Courses - Civil Engineering Not specified


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of programming in python and Grasshopper is an advantage