The Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning

Research projects

The Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) supports federal politics with its projects. The projects deal with current issues of spatial planning, urban development as well as building and housing. They reveal the need for political action and provide scientifically sound bases with which political instruments and measures can be further developed.

You can find an overview of current and completed research projects on this page. You can use the search function to search for specific topics using key words.

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Guideline for the application of the economic performance audit model Type: Research Project

The VOB/A provides a qualifying examination for the award of contracts, including the examination of the economic and financial capacity of the tenderer. The purpose of the examination was to ensure that the companies have the adequate capacity to finish all contract …

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: January 2018 – June 2018

Risk assessment of the future effects of climate change for the real estate industry (ImmoRisk)
Type: Research Project

Real estate owners, investors and developers need more transparency regarding current and future climate related hazards and risks, especially to reduce the extent of financial and health risks of climate change. Within the GIS-ImmoRisk research project a …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: October 2015 – December 2018

Thinking about the city of "übermorgen" Type: Research Project

In addition to current tasks, urban development policy must also focus on long-term developments. The project "Thinking about the city of 'übermorgen' " (day after tomorrow) examined central drivers and trends in urban development and their effects on urban …

Programme: General Departmental Research Status: Completed Project duration: December 2016 – December 2018

Allotment gardens in transition – innovations for dense spaces Type: Research Project

The demand for allotment gardens is increasing in large cities and compacted areas, where it is facing increasing demands for building land, green spaces and open spaces, as well as areas for nature conservation and climate control. The study – based on a current …

Programme: General Departmental Research Status: Completed Project duration: July 2017 – December 2018

Guideline heavy rain - Property protection and structural precautions Type: Research Project

In the past few years there have been an increasing number of unusually heavy rainfall events in Germany, which have resulted in major damage to building infrastructure. Adjustment measures should, therefore, also be taken at the property and building level in order to …

Programme: further programmes Status: Completed Project duration: February 2018 – November 2018

Agile evaluation of building projects with established transfer of knowledge Type: Research Project

The execution of many construction projects (new buildings, refurbishments, and extensions) according to the RBBau Guidelines is the main function of the federal building administrations. Currently there is no standardized or systematic procedure in place to evaluate …

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: November 2017 – September 2018

Change and values in the European town and city Type: Research Project

The BMI and BBSR have issued this publication for the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, making Germany’s experience and success of the 27 years of the Protection of the Urban Architectural Heritage Programme accessible beyond the borders of the Federal Republic …

Programme: Urban development grants Status: Completed Project duration: September 2017 – September 2018

Smart Cities – Exploratory study on legal matters relating to the digital transformation of municipalities Type: Research Project

How can municipalities meet the challenges they are facing in light of the digital transformation? In the framework of this legal study, five reports were drawn up focussing on the following topics: municipal business law, choice of legal form, procurement law, data …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: September 2017 – November 2018

Energetic monitoring of two "Effizienzhäuser Plus im Altbau" Type: Research Project

As part of the competition "Effizienzhaus Plus im Altbau" ("Efficiency House Plus in old buildings"), which was awarded in 2012, two residential areas dating back to 1938 were renovated in Neu-Ulm. The two different concepts of the realized model projects should …

Programme: further programmes Status: Completed Project duration: May 2013 – November 2018

Proof of the energy standard for implementing a climate component in housing benefit Type: Research Project

In apartments with a high energy standard, the basic rent is often higher than the maximum amounts under § 12 Housing Benefits Act (Wohngeldgesetz). As a result, they are often not affordable for housing allowance recipients. The examination of the extension of the …

Programme: General Departmental Research Status: Completed Project duration: October 2017 – December 2018

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