Digital Twin: The future of BIM (Part 2)

In our previous blog, we understood what exactly Digital Twin is and how it differs from BIM Modeling ServicesBut, it is also a fact that they are not entirely distinct and share a co-dependent relationship with each other.An example being- building assets produced by point clouds, photogrammetry, 3D design, or BIM are not “digital twins.”  But that does not imply that they are not important. Indeed, they can aid in the creation of “twins”; in fact, developing a Digital Twin starts with adopting BIM. A virtual model is produced through the BIM process using a real-world model called a digital twin. Hence, Digital Twin is being identified as the next AEC trend and the most sought assistance after BIM by many!

How Digital Twin makes use of the latest technology, such as A.I. and IOT, and carries BIM to the next level

Today, digital twin thinking and new technologies like the ever-expanding Internet of Things (IoT) and high bandwidth 5G telecommunications offer sophisticated insights into real-life projects. Furthermore, they also enable a much richer integration between digital models and their physical counterparts. Advancements in BIM and 3D modeling software, scanning and point cloud data, surveying data, and a number of IoT sensors and gadgets make this integration possible via constant communication of information between the twin and the physical project in real time, keeping both the components in sync.

Digital twins significantly improve the analytical strength of BIM activities. By compiling information from various sources and putting it all together in a 3D model, construction teams can gain a profound understanding of every component. Digital twins, which link the physical and digital worlds and reveal how the environment influences a specific physical asset, are transforming BIM models into “living” systems. Digital twin brings an arsenal of tools that promote sustainability.

How Digital Twin technology brightens the hope for sustainability while improving the quality of life at the same time

There are two fundamental ways through which digital twins promote sustainability. Currently, they are mostly used to gather, arrange, and present data to provide a realistic representation of the physical project. As we combine various data sources to assess the effects of our decisions, this can help us understand and quantify what is happening. As a foretelling tool for the future, the digital model can also be utilized to anticipate water network flow, balance electricity grids, and increase resilience in the face of climate change impacts by comparing potential outcomes and illustrating what’s likely to occur in the future and predicting how certain actions will turn out before they are made.

It’s intriguing how digital twin can upscale both BIM and sustainability, isn’t it? There are several software in the market that enables the creation and access of digital twins. While you can make use of these software for your digital twin needs, you can also simply choose our BIM Outsourcing Services for all your requirements.

We will be further exploring the relationship between digital twin vs simulations in our next blog. And, at last, to cover the holistic information, we will also be focusing on how digital twin benefits the construction industry.

Written By:
Akash Ramchandani
Akash Ramchandani is a jack of all trades, with his primary passion being writing. He is naturally bent toward the marketing aspect of writing and can come up with some of the most clever one-liners. Continually expanding his boundaries to the unimaginable, he is a well of curiosity who can steadily adapt to the required writing style.