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Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: the end of the road, or just the beginning?

Digital Twin Journeys: the end of the road, or just the beginning?

29 March 2022

The Digital Twin Journeys workstream has taken world leading research and turned it into accessible and useful information to enable those who are just starting out on their digital twin journeys to get ahead. We have learnt about more than just innovative technologies and dtj_final_thumbnail.jpg their implementation, we...


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: Playing the digital twin ethics game
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Digital Twin Journeys: Playing the digital twin ethics game

8 March 2022

Motion sensors, CO₂ sensors and the like are considered to be benign forms of monitoring, since they don’t capture images or personal data about us as we move through the buildings we visit. Or at least, that’s what we want to believe. Guest blogger Professor Matthew Chalmers (University of Glasgow) helped develop a mobile...


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: smart infrastructure for safety and reliability across the rail network

Digital Twin Journeys: smart infrastructure for safety and reliability across the rail network

22 November 2021

When we travel by train, we expect that we will arrive at our destination safely and on time. Safety and performance of their service network is therefore a key priority for Network Rail. Our latest video in the Digital Twin Journeys series tells the story of how researchers have inherited two intensively instrumented...


Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: Understanding the information need, a bridge to better information management
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Digital Twin Journeys: Understanding the information need, a bridge to better information management

15 November 2021

Digital twins enable asset owners to use better information at the right time to make better decisions. Exploring the early stages of a digital twin journey – understanding the information need – are Staffordshire Bridges researcher Dr Farhad Huseynov and Head of Information Management Henry Fenby-Taylor. Network Rail...


Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: the journey to the Smart Hospital of the Future

Digital Twin Journeys: the journey to the Smart Hospital of the Future

27 October 2021

Digital twins can help organisations achieve various goals. In some cases, the end goal is for buildings and infrastructure to last longer, use less energy, and be safer. In others, it is enhancing the lives of people who interact with the built environment and its services. As highlighted by the Gemini Principles , these...


Read more at: Blog: Making sense of sensors – mixed fidelity building thermal dynamics modelling using IOT

Blog: Making sense of sensors – mixed fidelity building thermal dynamics modelling using IOT

21 July 2021

Exploring the possibilities and challenges of predicting a building’s thermal performance, CDBB researcher Dr Xiang Xie , reports on a collaborative project that is developing a new approach. The buildings and construction sector is a major consumer of energy accounting for more than one-third of the final energy use...


Read more at: Blog: An openBIM Approach to IoT Integration with Incomplete As-Built Data

Blog: An openBIM Approach to IoT Integration with Incomplete As-Built Data

15 December 2020

A paper by Dr Nicola Moretti , Dr Xiang Xie , Dr Jorge Merino , Justas Brazauskas and Dr Ajith Parlikad - An openBIM Approach to IoT Integration with Incomplete As-Built Data has been published in a special issue of MDPI’s Applied Sciences Journal focused on Cognitive Buildings. Lead author Dr Nicola Moretti provides a...


Read more at: Blog: Four Futures, One Choice

Blog: Four Futures, One Choice

11 December 2020

While many worried that automation would lead to unprecedented levels of unemployment, the b uilt e nvironment in 2040 is powered both by a growing skilled workforce and supported by automation. More people than ever are now in employment, a change that happened rapidly in response to the Green New Deal and other post-...