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  2. Paul

    Bring out your Digital Twin Challenges!

    John Lewis Partnership - Retail (and other areas) For me the bigest blocker is piority. There is very little money in retail and we are working with very lean teams to deliver just the day to day work. If I go to a manager to ask for permission to set up a Digital Twin I will be told no, we don't have the time (FTE, money) or the money. I'll also get the same response from out internal IT team, there isn't the time (FTE money) to spend on projects like this, we need to keep the wheels on the bus. Plus I'm often told stop talking about Star Wars stuff, we don't need this.
  3. Rich

    Bring out your Digital Twin Challenges!

    Fractured/Lack of communication between the Digital and Physical Industry: Defence No sure how much of a Roadblock this is in the commercial world but it is definitely a Roadblock within a defence operational environment. Assets that are provided to the MOD do not always have the capability to transfer data in real time; the lack of logistic communication has always been an issue when dealing with the A2 Echelons (Frontline) and further back down the Forward and Reverse Supply Chain, until good communication is established. As part of the Design & Manufacturing Phase of a project, these requirements are often traded out because of cost and the known lack of ability to transfer this data. So even when operating where communications are good, there is no ability on the asset to automatically connect and transfer the data to the Digital. HUMS data is a prime example of this information transfer Roadblock. The platforms do have the ability to capture this data but getting it off the platform and dealing with the different Security Classifications and aggregation of the data is another problem. A lot of work has already been completed as part of the Logistic Coherence Information Architecture (LCIA) (Subject to Change) with regard to the data and what is required where. Just a bit on the CADMID life cycle for Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) attached. Hope this hits the mark and is an interesting discussion point 🙂 Regards Rich
  4. JoaoF

    Bring out your Digital Twin Challenges!

    Thank you @Stephen Browningfor reposting here! To clarify, are you saying that having integrated modelling of resources and infrastructure would be the solution? We are encouraging succinct posts and simply put, what would you say the blocker preventing this from happening is? Maybe you would like to give a title that sums up your blocker? Much appreciated, thanks.
  5. Stephen Browning

    Bring out your Digital Twin Challenges!

    We need Integrated modelling of Resources and Infrastructure with Coupled Iteration. Especially for Energy. Coupled Digital Twins. The IEA Smart Grid Network (ISGAN) has done some coupled modelling and I have experience with Iterative Generation-Fuel optimisation models (albeit late 1970s) Future and Fast Actions and Strategy papers attached. These and associated documents are linked at www.eleceffic.com Steve Browning Future and Fast Action.pdf Steve Browning Energy Strategy Mk XI.pdf
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  7. Kirsten Lamb

    Bring out your Digital Twin Challenges!

    Here are some challenges that our researchers have brought up in developing digital twins, paraphrased by me, so if they are in error the fault is mine and I welcome corrections: The value of digital twins in providing the right information at the right time, so a key challenge is determining the frequency and timeliness of data collection to provide useful, valuable insights to asset owners. With satellites, InSAR and other earth observation technologies, a challenge is in processing the high volume of data needed to quality-check the measurements taken in a timely manner. In creating a digital twin of a building, existing asset management processes have been established to take advantage of the knowledge of human asset managers and the data provided by building management systems. A key challenge is to develop digital twins that are capable of complementing these existing sources of knowledge and data by adding new value. Computer vision can help identify events and behaviours in the built environment without capturing footage of people, making it more acceptable from a privacy perspective. One important challenge to address is giving machine learning algorithms a fully representative training dataset so that biases are not introduced into the resulting data. Each sensor in a building or asset may only be able to detect one factor or phenomenon in isolation, but if multiple sensors become networked together in ‘smart’ ways, they may be able to detect ‘complex events’, events characterised by multiple phenomena happening in a specific order, time frame or physical orientation. Understanding how to combine sensors and human understanding into truly ‘smart’ buildings that can detect complex events and respond appropriately is a challenge. One promise of connected digital twins is seamless services provided to the public through digital technologies in the built environment. When designing a comprehensive service ecosystem enabled by connected digital twins, it is difficult to break down existing siloes: from a technical data sharing and interoperability standpoint; from a regulatory and geographical standpoint; and from the standpoint of existing processes and business models. When designing services based on connected digital twins, it is important to acknowledge the inequalities in access to digital technology based on socio-economic, geographic, age, education, ability and other factors. Exclusion from services or inequality of service provision based on these factors is a major issue to consider in the governance and development of connected digital twins for the public good.
  8. CRT

    Bring out your Digital Twin Challenges!

    @JoaoFIt's more that the generation of value and the effort needed to make this happen are often disconnected. If you actually share data, there won't necessarily be an immediate payback.
  9. Bola Abisogun OBE

    Bring out your Digital Twin Challenges!

    Will do and thank you @Katie Walsh. I have just observed your learned contribution this morning on the Gemini Call [21.09.21] _ pls note my recent post following my in-person contribution at Housing 2021, Manchester a couple of weeks ago. As a Chartered Surveyor, my principal focus is asset management [and legislative compliance] in a post-Grenfell world. https://www.diversecity-surveyors.com/single-post/housing2021-a-roaring-success-with-digital-platform-for-dcs Principal blocker: As with many things [to with innovation / transformation and technology led disruption] within and across the built environment & construction sector, the largest blocker is CULTURAL [as well as the need to understand - at an organisational level] their collective why? I have recently been commissioned to lead on a 'Leadership Programme' for the social housing sector; any thoughts on overcoming 'cultural reluctance' due principally to fear of the unknown in an inherently risk averse sector [and one that continues to waste billions of £'s per annum]?
  10. JoaoF

    Bring out your Digital Twin Challenges!

    Hi @CRT, thank you for your post. Are you saying that the effort involved in producing and sharing DT data, together with the perception of its value (benefiting others) is the roadblock you would like to highlight? Thanks
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  12. The Open Geospatial Consortium, an open standards consortium with an experimental innovation arm, invites digital twin enthusiasts to evaluate the use of APIs and web services to connect to a variety of information resources in the built environment. https://www.ogc.org/projects/initiatives/idbepilot At this stage, we are after use cases, ideas, datasets and establish the requirements for a 4 months pilot. Use cases may include Building Condition Assessments across larger portfolios and evaluating building occupancy under certain constraints such as social distancing. Response period ends September 30st, 2021.
  13. CRT

    Bring out your Digital Twin Challenges!

    Value doesn't materialise where the efforts are This is a fairly general challenge when trying to make data resources useful for purposes other they were created for. Data is often created for specific purposes and there is typically additional effort in changing or optimising data, worrying about IP, data protection etc. and then publishing data. If data does get published, it's likely that someone else will benefit. For data that is simple in structure, a by-product of other work and not sensitive, the barrier to making data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable might be quite low--the more complex the datasets get, the higher the effort and therefore the barrier gets bigger. So, how can organisations and individuals be incentivised to publish digital twins or data that contributes to digital twins when others might reap the benefits? I think the answer is to build communities of data sharers, align them to a common goal and create a common understanding for future value where everyone will benefit at some point. This is possible but, drawing on experience with utility data, a really hard and lengthy process. Photo for the sake of including a photo: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
  14. JoaoF

    Bring out your Digital Twin Challenges!

    Hi @Anne GUINARD thank you for sharing this great insight. It sounds like the process-model based methodology can work as an overall roadmap to identify and address roadblocks at different stages on the DT journey and help starting off the DT project. You mention the definition of the information requirements as a major challenging step for organisations - is this the blocker you want us to take to the workshop? Thank you!
  15. Context: In the physical space of Habitat (Cities, Villages or Region) there are structures and facilities with associated Operations and Business Processes. These Operations (Facility Management, Power, Water, Parking, Wastewater, Stormwater etc) have clear Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Programs attached each facility and function. These facilities also have clear market and economic value chains attached with associated Management frameworks. Then, when we create Digital Twins of the same "Physical Space" - there is a need for Operations and Management Frameworks to handle the corresponding activities using digital tools. This is an important areas of DigitalTwin Standards, Procedures, SOPs, Management frameworks not being developed in the world yet. Discussion: Given the above context of Operations and Management requirements - what are the key steps we can develop to address those Operations and Management needs?
  16. JoaoF

    Digital Roadblocks workshop series.

    Hi @Stephen Browning thank you for your interest and for sharing: it would be great if you could bring out your Digital Twin challenges to the DT Hub activity posted here. Thanks for your time!
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  18. Anne GUINARD

    Bring out your Digital Twin Challenges!

    Specifying the key decisions / interventions that your digital twin will make and the information needed to support them A challenge that, as the IMF team, we would like to bring to the forefront: The starting point of a digital twin (DT) project is an original issue or purpose, a use case or use cases the project needs to address. Once the original purpose for the DT project is outlined, we have found that a challenging step for organisations is to define the information requirements that will ensure that the DT (or DTs) resulting from the project collects the right information and information of the right quality to support the decisions/interventions it must take/make to be fit for purpose. We believe that the following process-model based methodology provides an efficient route to specifying these information requirements: identify the core process(es), lifecycle processes (for instance periodic lifecycles like budgeting, asset lifecycles …), common processes (procurement, recruitment …) involved in the use case. You will likely need a DT (or DTs) of these core and lifecycle processes (or phases of them) and/or of the assets involved. develop the models of these processes to at least the level where you can identify the key decisions/interventions specify the decisions/interventions that the DT will take/make develop and document the requirements for the information needed to support these decisions/interventions specify the processes that the DT will use to create/capture the required data Processes across organisations within a same industry and even across industries bear many commonalities. We believe that organisations would greatly benefit from the provision of standard process models that could be tailored to their specific context, helping them to identify the right information requirements for their DT projects. The challenge: establish standard process models to the level required to determine critical decisions for relevant infrastructure sectors and the data requirements for these decisions.
  19. JoaoF

    Digital Roadblocks workshop series.

    Hi Stephen, thank you for sharing! It would be great if you could bring out your Digital Twin challenges to the DT Hub activity here. Thanks.
  20. JoaoF

    Bring out your Digital Twin Challenges!

    I am looking forward to seeing here your posts with your digital twin challenges!
  21. Interesting Question: What is one difficulty that you’ve encountered while trying to create a Digital Twin? Context: We’ve heard that creating a Digital Twin can be a bumpy road. Various challenges can get in the way no matter what sort of Digital Twin you’re trying to set up or why. We’ve noticed in various conversations on the DT Hub that there is a wide range of these challenges, from technical or cultural to those related to resources or supply chains, and so many more. We’d like to hear about your experiences, so please share them with us here. Just a few guidelines before you start: One example at a time please - no lists! However, multiple posts are welcomed Please cite the industry you’re talking about Please: Your posts need to be pithy: · Give each post a title that sums up your blocker · Limit each post to 100 words or so, or supply a short summary at the top if you can’t. · Please include an image, it helps your post stand out We encourage you to like, or vote, on each other’s posts if you agree with them, your facilitator Joao and the DT Hub/ 100%Open are looking forward to reading your input. Thank you.
  22. Paul

    When 19650 met Uniclass

    I'm just exploring how I can make my data and information a little more useful for the Non Construction user whilst making sure all the "correct" standards and conventions are used in the background. So people ask, Where is my Thing, the where being ISO19650 and the Thing being UNICLASS, however, I see them as crossing over one another (crossword style) and it makes me ponder if there's commonality or parallels to help triangulate my data and info, (the third line being time of course). Excuse the bold, I can't get it to switch off...
  23. Hi @Mike Wood The event is taking place next week on Tuesday September 14th from 09:30-11:00. The event is free and you can register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/road-to-cop26-digitalisation-tickets-168562441801 We hope you can join! All the best, Sunniva Skorve
  24. Mike Wood

    Call for Automotive Digital Twin Initiatives

    Hi - It would be great to know when this event is occuring. I agree about the gap in the automotive industy. Perfect time to start.
  25. Luke

    When 19650 met Uniclass

    What exactly are you trying to do? The National Annexe specifically references Uniclass for use.
  26. My innovation consultancy Plan are running a project with the UK government's Connected places Catapult to identify skills gaps that could support the roll-out of Digital Twins to assist decision making in the built environment, mobility and wellbeing sectors (shopping centres, airports, hospitals, etc). Our goal is to focus on Digital Twin productivity benefits to organisations and UK PLC – this will help us identify the critical competencies needed by businesses and government to maximise their use and accelerate uptake. We are inviting Digital Twin experts from three sectors to an online workshop to share and develop the project’s skills recommendations. The workshop will be an opportunity to: Deepen your knowledge of Digital Twin usage and potential in your sector Widen your peer network on the topic Shape skill development recommendations Following the workshop we will fully reference participants in a report that will be circulated to the Digital Twin community. The workshop will take 2-hours via Zoom and be held on the following dates, between 14:00-16:00: Monday 20th Sept – Mobility Tuesday 21st Sept – Built Environment / Critical infrastructure Wednesday 22nd Sept – Wellbeing (from place-based perspective) Please email me at andy@plan.bz if you would like to participate (indicating your sector) or have any questions. Thank you!
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