Unlocking the Potential of Digital Twins for the AEC Industry
Digital Twin in the AEC industry today is no more a shiny new object but a game changing technology that promises to help to solve some significant challenges across the design, construction, operations, and maintenance phases of an asset’s life.
A Digital Twin is a dynamic virtual representation of the physical world, that goes beyond the collection of 3D models of the project’s design phase. It combines project data from multiple sources in varied formats and across all phases to create a data-rich digital hub that enables simulations and helps track asset data from design through operations. Digital Twin mitigates the challenges which arise from analog, unclassified, and disconnected data to bring about business transformation using real-time and historical data to represent the past and present and simulate predicted futures.
In today’s digital age, implementing Digital Twin technologies across the AEC project lifecycle will lead to what is defined as Construction 4.0. Construction 4.0 can drive enhanced productivity, cost savings, safety, quality control, sustainability, data driven decision making, and collaboration to the AEC industry.