The institute builds upon the knowledge gained at the informatics department of the faculty for civil engineering at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. The faculty possesses a training lab for building informatics in which the appliance of building software and CAD systems is learned. Students are educated in basic IT knowledge, data modeling and profession specific applications as well as in interoperability technologies, always on the current edge of development.

Prof. Steinmann has been working since 1983 in building informatics and, due to his activities in the industry, research and education, possesses profound experience in his fields of work, especially in the discipline of interoperability, based on product models. He advised many German and EU projects in applied sciences and is a key member in international interoperability standardization processes.