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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: 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: 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: Ethically making Smart Cities

Ethically making Smart Cities

7 February 2022

To create a just and inclusive digital built Britain, we need to have ongoing critical dialogues about the ethics of the decision-making involved in creating smart cities. None of us will get it exactly right to begin with, but better outcomes for more people are worth the effort. The ethical issues with ‘ datafication ’...


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 Twins Journeys: a new infographic on ecosystems of services enabled by connected digital twins

Digital Twins Journeys: a new infographic on ecosystems of services enabled by connected digital twins

17 January 2022

By 2050, an estimated 4.1 million people will be affected by sight loss in the UK, making up a portion of the 14.1 smarthospital_panels_v4-page-001.jpg million disabled people in the UK. How might digital twins create opportunities for better accessibility and navigability of the built environment for blind and partially...


Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: Digital Twins for Asset Managers
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Digital Twin Journeys: Digital Twins for Asset Managers

20 December 2021

nwkcover.png Our latest output from the Digital Twin Journeys series is a webcomic by David Sheppard. 'Now We Know' tells the story of a fictional building manager, Hank, who isn't sure how a building digital twin can help him in his work when the existing building management system tells him what he thinks he needs to...


Read more at: Exploring the benefits of engineered timber for building schools

Exploring the benefits of engineered timber for building schools

15 December 2021

Published in MDPI Sustainability a new open access paper from Antiopi Koronaki, Aurimas Bukauskas, Aftab Jalia, Darshil U. Shah and Michael H. Ramage from the Centre for Natural Material Innovation at the University of Cambridge , ‘ Prefabricated Engineered Timber Schools in the United Kingdom Challenges and Opportunities...


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...