Timo is Professor for Systems Engineering at the TU Berlin. In his research and practical work he develops state of the art system visualization and simulation technologies and integrates these technologies with the working processes of construction, engineering, and architectural 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 for example in Advanced Engineering Informatics, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Building Research and Information, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering 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. He is also deputy editor of Construction, Engineering, and Architectural Management and Advanced Engineering Informatics. 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, and railway and road modelling. 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.