News and Press

15.06.2020: Start of the research project “INFRACLOUD – Cloud-basierte 3D-Bauwerksinspektion von Infrastrukturbauwerken mit Drohnen-, Computer-Vision-, KI- und BIM- Technologien (INFRACLOUD – Cloud-based 3D inspection of structures with drones, computer vision, AI and BIM technologies) (2019 VF 0037)”

Sub project: Spezifizierung, Implementierung, Validierung der Cloud-Lösung und Anwendungstests an Referenzbauwerken (Specification, implementation, validation of the cloud solution and application tests on reference structures ) (2019 FE 9124)

Duration: 15.06.2020 – 14.12.2021

Funding organisation: Thüringer Aufbaubank (TAB)

Funding programm: Funding of research, technology and innovation (FTI)

The project, funded by the Free State of Thuringia, is co-financed by the European Union as part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


01.04.2018: Start of the research project “Support of the test in accordance with DIN 1076 by (semi-) auto-mated image analysis, e.g. with UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) (project no.: FE 89.0334/2017)”

Costumer: Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt)


1/2/2016: New UAV brochure released, showing GMTIB competences, services, projects…: Download-Link


25/11/2015: Norman Hallermann of GMTIB speaks at the ICE – Topcon – Lecture at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London, presenting GMTIB technologies and recent projects in the context of “Mass Data Collection”: Video Link (starts at 15:40min)


22/11/2015: Report in the regional TV program (MDR-Thuringia Journal) about the research work with UAVs at the Bauhaus-University Weimar:  Video-Link


November 2015: Website on construction of Mersey Gateway Bridge (GMTIB has been responsible for Wind Engineering checks): Link


October 2015: At the Conference of the Institute of Structural Engineering Guido Morgenthal presented the new wind tunnel of his lab. This facility will allow high performance testing of aerodynamic behaviour of structures. Image1 / Image2 / Image3


2/5/2015: Article “Alte Dame steht im Visier moderner Technik”, Volksstimme: Link


April 2015: The city of Magdeburg reports on UAV-based inspections of Anna Ebert Brücke carried out by GMTIB: Link


March 2015: Live-monitoring of Schindgraben Bridge during blasts performed in the adjacent quarry: Image1 / Image2


21/1/2015: Article “Foto-Drohne macht Inspektion von Bauwerken günstiger”, Thüringer Allgemeine: Link


November 2014: First ever 3D print of a structural model generated from photos taken during a UAV-based inspection: Leaning Tower of Bad Frankenhausen, Image


September 2014: Guido Morgenthal has been awarded this year’s IABSE Prize in Madrid: Link


22/6/2014: Article “Im Tiefflug durch den Dom”, Volksstimme: Link