The digitization expert Prof. Dr. König has been the head of the Chair of Computer Science in civil engineering at the Ruhr University Bochum since 2009. With this experience, his network and the connection to syniotec that has existed for two years, it was once again time for a visit to Bremen.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus König is a true digitization expert in the construction industry. He not only heads the Chair of Computer Science in Construction at the Ruhr University in Bochum, but is also active in numerous associations, organizations and projects. As deputy head of the national center for digitization in the construction industry, he has been intensively involved for years with the so-called Building Information Modeling, or BIM for short, and is playing a key role in its implementation in Germany.
In-depth exchange about syniotec solutions
There were several good reasons for the visit: A closer look at SAM revealed a great many interfaces and overlaps with the things Prof. Dr.-Ing. König has been championing for years. Networking of processes at construction companies, early pre-planning of equipment resources and holistic logistics concepts for the construction process are just some of the topics that were on the agenda. With interfaces to a wide range of suppliers, syniotec is committed to precisely these topics with its in-house solutions. After the networking of machine and personnel, the next step is the documentation of the construction progress. Because here, too, data is recorded several times in many places and the right connections or cooperations are often still missing.
Shaping the future of the construction industry
“The digitalization of the construction industry is essential for its progress. syniotec makes a decisive contribution to this,” says Prof. Dr.-Ing. König. “Only through practical and close exchange will progress be made.” And that is exactly what syniotec has been cultivating since the beginning: Always close to the users, feedback is constantly solicited in order to implement new functions and thus develop an ever more comprehensive software for construction companies. The aspiration at syniotec: to combine decades of accumulated expertise in the construction industry with its own know-how and thus drive digitization in the construction industry. “It sounds simple, but it doesn’t always turn out that way,” laughs syniotec CFO Arne Stehnken. “But we’re staying on it. The feedback from the industry confirms us to continue in the same way.” Mr. König also concludes: “This is exactly what the future of the construction industry looks like.”