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Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: Digital Twins ...from SPACE!
Sakthy with a corner reflector for making assets more reflective to satellites

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: The National Digital Twin programme produces a film and interactive app for COP26 showcasing the role of connected digital twins in tackling the climate emergency
Still from Tomorrow Today of Clara, the digital twin engineer

The National Digital Twin programme produces a film and interactive app for COP26 showcasing the role of connected digital twins in tackling the climate emergency

4 November 2021

Collaboration through connected digital twins is key to tackling climate change The National Digital Twin programme (NDTp) and partners on the Climate Resilience Demonstrator (CReDo) are pleased to announce two exciting, public-facing outputs for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). The poignant short film, Tomorrow...


Read more at: Line of sight: an Asset Management Methodology to Support Organisational Objectives

Line of sight: an Asset Management Methodology to Support Organisational Objectives

Organisations responsible for infrastructure assets must understand the importance that asset information has to achieve their organisational objectives. Asset-related information must align with organisational requirements to support the efficient management of assets throughout their whole life...


Read more at: Research Profile - Staffordshire Bridges – long-term performance monitoring using fibre optic sensors

Research Profile - Staffordshire Bridges – long-term performance monitoring using fibre optic sensors

25 January 2021

A major rail upgrade programme to remove a bottleneck on the West Coast Main Line saw collaboration between Atkins, Laing O’Rourke, Volker Rail and Network Rail. The Stafford Area Improvement Programme included construction of a number of new bridges designed by Atkins using Building Information Modelling (BIM) from the...


Read more at: Resources: Top-Level Ontologies and Industry Data Models

Resources: Top-Level Ontologies and Industry Data Models

These two survey papers; ‘ A survey of Top-Level Ontologies ’ and ‘ A Survey of Industry Data Models and Reference Data Libraries ’, form the foundation for the work described in ‘ The Pathway towards and Information Management Framework ’ (IMF). The survey papers identify the requirements and...


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-...


Read more at: Publication: Four Futures One Choice

Publication: Four Futures One Choice

11 December 2020

fourfutures_onechoice_2020._png.png Four Futures, One Choice uses a futures thinking methodology to explore four scenarios for the digital built environment in the year 2040, hinging on the age demographics in the UK and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. It demonstrates that a complex web of factors...


Read more at: Publication: Top-Level Ontologies and Industry Data Models

Publication: Top-Level Ontologies and Industry Data Models

17 November 2020

The two survey papers; ‘ A survey of Top-Level Ontologies ’ and ‘ A Survey of Industry Data Models and Reference Data Libraries ’, form the foundation for the work described in ‘ The Pathway towards and Information Management Framework ’ (IMF). The survey papers identify the requirements and inform the ontological choices...


Read more at: Blog: The Need for a Platform Approach to Construction - new survey reports published

Blog: The Need for a Platform Approach to Construction - new survey reports published

17 November 2020

The Construction Innovation Hub’s Platform Design Programme, working in partnership with both government and industry, is developing a platform construction system consisting of a standardised kit of parts that we believe will be able to deliver social infrastructure buildings. Here Alex Luck , CIH Security Manager...


Read more at: Book: Four Futures - One Choice

Book: Four Futures - One Choice

4 November 2020

screenshot_2020-12-11_at_11.11.09.png Four Futures, One Choice provokes us with a future lens enabling us to view, with clarity and detail, four scenarios of what Britain could look like in 2040, depending upon the decisions that are made now, in these unprecedented times of opportunity. It presents us with four compelling...