The term ‘Digital Twin’ has recently become popular in BIM & Digital Engineering circles. However, to have any value, the digital twin needs to contain relevant, easily accessible information. All the data generated during design and construction is not necessarily useful. This post examines both good and bad digital twins.
As a consultant in digital technology for design, engineering and construction, I have compiled my 10 top mistakes made in this field. These are not just observations or a critique of other people, but mistakes I’ve made myself.
To my mind, there has to be a better way of communicating and analysing a construction program than a gantt chart. Using visual analytics methods to present activities and other data such as cost over time offers improved program communication & understanding.
Technology is certainly part of the solution, but should not determine strategy alone. In other words, ‘because you can’ is not good enough- there has to be a specific and measurable benefit.
In this post, I illustrate this concept using a ‘digital value pyramid’
Construction has largely missed out the massive technology changes affecting other industries. In this post, I examine this issue through the eyes of a wildly optimistic comic-reader of the 1970’s
For the owner and operator of an asset such as a building, bridge or railway, just a tiny fraction of the data generated during design & construction is useful. This post examines the downstream use of BIM, beyond design & construction