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Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: Teaching a Computer to See
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Digital Twin Journeys: Teaching a Computer to See

25 March 2022

To asset owners and managers, understanding how people move through and use the built environment is a high priority, enabling better, more user-focused decisions. However, many of the methods for getting these insights can feel invasive to users of the built environment. The latest output from Digital Twin Journeys looks...


Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: Digital Twins ...from SPACE!
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Digital Twin Journeys: Digital Twins ...from SPACE!

22 March 2022

We all want the built environment to be safe and to last. However, minor movements over time from forces such as subsidence can impact how well our assets perform. It can also make connecting and modifying assets harder if they have shifted from the position in which they were built. If the assets are remote or hard to...


Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: Complex events and smart solutions

Digital Twin Journeys: Complex events and smart solutions

24 January 2022

Sensor technology has come a long way over the last 30 years, from the world’s first, bulky webcam at the University of Cambridge Computer Science Department to near ubiquitous networks of sleek sensors that can provide data at an unprecedented volume, velocity and quality. Today, sensors can even talk to each other to...


Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: creating value from high-volume built environment data
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Digital Twin Journeys: creating value from high-volume built environment data

10 January 2022

Digital twins are not just a useful resource for understanding the sakthy.jpg here-and-now of built assets. If an asset changes condition or position over its lifecycle, historical data from remote sensors can make this change visible to asset managers through a digital twin. However, this means retaining and managing a...


Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: how digital twins can combine diverse data types to provide better insights to asset managers
Infographic showing the IfM digital twin as a cyclical process that draws data from multiple sources and processes it to provide the right information at the right time to the asset manager

Digital Twin Journeys: how digital twins can combine diverse data types to provide better insights to asset managers

19 November 2021

A new infographic , enabled by the Construction Innovation Hub, is published today to bring to life a prototype digital twin of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) on the West Cambridge campus. Xiang Xie and Henry Fenby-Taylor discuss the infographic and lessons learned from the project. The research team for the West...


Read more at: Blog: Using Statistical Tools to Support Development of Digital Twins - Professor Mark Girolami

Blog: Using Statistical Tools to Support Development of Digital Twins - Professor Mark Girolami

15 February 2021

Following publication of his collaborative landmark research synthesising computational mathematics and data science in engineering, Professor Mark Girolami, Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering, Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair at the University of Cambridge, Programme Director for Data-Centric...


Read more at: How sharing data is helping fight COVID-19 and shape recovery in the UK

How sharing data is helping fight COVID-19 and shape recovery in the UK

12 February 2021

Odysseus, a collaborative project led by The Alan Turing Institute, is featured by Microsoft On the Issues, the organisation’s global public affairs content hub that explores ways technology impacts society. The article , written by Katharine Rooney, brings focus to the rapid redeployment of a Turing study monitoring air...


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Research Profile - Application of satellite technology in infrastructure monitoring

11 February 2021

Using radar monitoring is well established for investigating large earth movements and monitoring of city scale deformation, but there is limited understanding about the use of radar to monitor single infrastructure assets – which is becoming more applicable with improvements to the achievable resolution. This project...


Read more at: Blog - BIM, AI and Construction Tech by Professor Rafael Sacks

Blog - BIM, AI and Construction Tech by Professor Rafael Sacks

11 September 2020

Construction must adopt digital tools to prepare the way for information and automation technologies that deliver value . Professor Rafael Sacks , Visiting Professor at CDBB, and Ashtrom Engineering Company Chair in Civil Engineering at the   Technion , Israel Institute of Technology, sets out the House of Construction...


Read more at: Aerial Swarm Robotics for Active Inspection of Bridges

Aerial Swarm Robotics for Active Inspection of Bridges

Bridge collapses are expensive and often tragic events that need to be avoided by detecting faults early. This project aims to create a coordinated aerial swarm system to inspect the cracks in bridge structures, improving the monitoring coverage and efficiency.