Research Director

Dr. Timo Hartmann -


Timo is an Associate Professor at Twente University's Construction Management & Engineering Department. In his research and practical work he develops state of the art visualization and simulation technologies and integrates these technologies with the working processes of construction professionals. Timo believes that such a development and integration is only possible under consideration of both technical and social factors working in close collaboration with practitioners.

Timo received his Ph.D. from Stanford University where he was a student at the Center for Integrated Facility Management. He also received a Diploma in Civil Engineering and his Masters of Computational Mechanics from the Technical University Munich. His work has been published in Advanced Engineering Informatics, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Building Research and Information and ITCON. He is an assistant specialty editor for the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management and serves on the editorial board of the Open Construction & Building Technology Journal. Additionally, Timo is an active reviewer for a wide range of journals including Automation in Construction and Advanced Engineering Information.

In his career, Timo has worked in a variety of different practical and research fields, including design management, Finite Element software development and energy simulation of buildings. In particular, he, for example, worked with Parsons Brinckerhoff  (USA), Turner Construction (USA), Max Boegl (Germany) and Zelan construction (Malaysia) on large construction projects such as the Fulton Street Transit Center project in New York City, the Sutter Medical Health Center in Sacramento,  the Teluk Gong 720MW CCGT Panglima Power Plant in Malaysia, or the Doyle Drive Project in San Francisco.