234.060 Practical Report
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, SE, 2.0h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • ... list housing generators
  • ... to show which advantages housing generators bring to the planning process of residential buildings
  • ... identify the differences between the software solutions presented and name advantages and disadvantages.

Subject of course

The following main topics will be covered in the lecture: The mediation of problem-solving strategies for the implementation of innovative planning software for residential buildings. The teaching of a basic understanding of the different fields of activity and technical terminology.

Topic 2021S: Parametric housing generators - functionality and potentials

The course includes 3 lectures on the topics:

  • eva-Tool (Martin Haller - Caramel & SWAP)
  • Prototyp Wohnbau-Generator (University of Waterloo - Christopher Rausch)
  • Informationsextraktion aus Rechtstexten mit Natural Language Processing (Allan Hanbury - TU Wien)

Teaching methods

In this course the expertise of specialist planners will provide insights into the practical implementation of complex projects from the perspective of renowned companies, engineers and planning offices, and lay the foundation for an understanding of the other discipline. An introduction to different topics will be given and the knowledge will be discussed by means of case studies.

Mode of examination


Additional information



After an expert lecture of about 1.5 hours, the presented contents will be discussed. A report is to be written for each of the lectures.

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



Course dates

Wed16:00 - 18:0014.04.2021 https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YTk2M2ZmYmQtZmI5Ny00MDE4LWIxZjUtZDQ0MGNkMzg5OTA4%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22dffdfdd4-77f5-445a-9dc0-1f5c6d259395%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22562b2f22-83e1-4477-888c-ce7d85a49ae4%22%7d (LIVE)Vortrag 1 - Martin Haller
Wed16:00 - 18:0028.04.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/99476878463 (LIVE)Vortrag 2 - Christopher Rausch
Wed16:00 - 18:0026.05.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/91744918329 (LIVE)Vortrag 3 - Allan Hanbury
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

You must fulfill the following conditions to pass the course with a positive grade:

  • Attendance at the lectures.
  • Create essays for each of the three lectures.

These papers must include:

  • A cover sheet with name and matriculation number
  • Summary of the presented contents (at least 500 words)
  • Own opinion on this topic should be incorporated into the work by pointing out possible problems, suggesting solutions and pointing out additional possibilities (at least 200 words)
  • Emphasizing one's own opinion through short research and integration of sources and pictures in the report
  • The report shall be written in English or German

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
04.03.2021 12:00 31.03.2021 23:59 07.04.2021 23:59



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

No prior knowledge required


  • Attendance Required!