TECH SUPPLIER Feb 2021 - Market Presentation - Doc # US47451521
Digital Twins and Digital Thread for Buildings and Infrastructure
By: Jeffrey HojloResearch Vice President, Future of Industry Ecosystems & Product Innovation Strategies, Juliana BeauvaisResearch Manager, Enterprise Applications, John VillaliResearch Director, IDC Energy Insights
This IDC Market Presentation discusses examples and analyzes the use cases and opportunities for digital twins and digital thread in support of building and infrastructure operation. Building information modeling (BIM) is a vital set of tools and processes for building and infrastructure design, pre-construction, project management, and construction in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. We see digital twins, in concert with the underlying digital thread of data and knowledge, as a dynamic model that leverages 5D-BIM (3D model + time and cost) in support of the post-construction and operation phase. This approach can enable AEC organizations; engineering, procurement, and construction (EPCs); and building/site owners to use a digital model to operate and optimize their facilities more proactively, while building a library of historical information that can inform and predict future performance or efficiency.
Digital twins are a relatively new concept in AEC, smart buildings, and asset industries such as energy and utilities, complementing the presence of BIM that has grown over the past two decades. But there are early examples of success, as organizations look for ways to enhance asset optimization and building efficiency.
Enterprise Applications , Future of Industry Ecosystems - Agenda , IDC Energy Insights: North America Utilities Digital Transformation Strategies , IDC Manufacturing Insights: Worldwide Product Innovation Strategies
Analytic applications, Big data analytics and discovery, Cognitive/artificial intelligence, Digital transformation, Engineering applications, Enterprise asset management, IT operations and implementation, IT planning and design, Internet of things, Operations and manufacturing applications, Procurement