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  2. Thanks for sharing @Peter Foxley I always love a tree based analogy.. especially an Oak based analogy!
  3. Humanner

    Digital twins in Promoting for Sustainability

    Let's talk about - Digital twins in Promoting for Sustainability https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/citizen-social-science-age-alpha-generation-humanner-/
  4. Humanner

    Digital twin Internship

    Hi Amir, If you interested in scope of social system innovation would be great to have a discus - transdisciplinarian public engagement. Cross sectorCultural heritage https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/citizen-social-science-age-alpha-generation-humanner-/ these are not directly relevant : TransportEnergyResidential buildingsCommercial buildingsIndustrial buildings
  5. Humanner

    Digital Twins Standards Roadmap Published

    Am I wrong or just I can't see any connection with a local council and / or community - COLLABORATION - in this Digital Twins program? Where is any democratic function for local consultation?
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  7. Peter Foxley

    Introduce Yourself

    Who are you? I’m Peter Foxley, a guy who has just come across the NDT Hub – this just may be the home I’ve been searching for - a vibrant platform on which we can communicate with a view to making a real difference! What is your industry and profession? In truth, an ageing railway professional (for further details please see https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-foxley-6422b6143/?originalSubdomain=uk), born with an entrepreneurial spirit and positive outlook, even when some of those great ideas haven’t quite panned out! Where do you plan to use your new Digital Twin Knowledge? Personally/professionally? I guess it’s both, as it recently dawned on me that I’ve always been a seeker of the right Information, at the right time, to analyse and make evidence- or risked-based decisions, throughout my professional career. ALIM Systems is our new business venture, which is built around industry know-how, promoting new ways of working for the System of Systems, enabled by tailored technology and supported by people, to derive better asset delivery and whole-of-life performance outcomes. Why have you decided to join the DTHub? We are totally aligned with the Vision for the built environment and the NDT goals, and are pretty passionate about improving the outcomes and expected benefits to our frequently disappointed end-users. However, this will need a serious shift in the industry’s slow changing mindset to measuring value against outcomes, rather than work scope – which is where I believe this exciting forum can lend its guiding hand! Have you participated in any of our meetups, or events? Just started and I’m impressed, and I intend to actively participate moving forward. Do you have any examples of work that you have done using Digital Twins? I have a couple of examples of work we can share: Infrastructure Asset Systems: Information Management requires a step-change in approach – this Perspective formed the basis of a Presentation we gave at an Asian Development Bank Knowledge Sharing Event in October 2020 https://mgbil.box.com/s/33f8hossu4pwwhn2fslqydorhi6mh0nm; Case Study: Ho Chi Minh Urban Construction Project: Urban Railway Line 1, a 19.7-km line linking Ben Thanh and Suoi Tien https://mgbil.box.com/s/d6kxcc1waacfcm0czo0y2gx0tnd87dta
  8. AquamatiX

    Climate Accounting - Hyperledger

    An example was given of applying accounting principles which justified cutting down trees to encourage growth of a spagnum bog because Spagnum is apparently 200 times more effiient at carbon capture and water retention than a wooded forest covering the same ground area and faster growing.
  9. The Good Homes Alliance seeks to drive up standards, performance and quality in new homes built in the UK. We have developed a concept built upon existing IP that digitises an assured performance process to enable a comprehensive outcome that will enable net zero (and other desirable outcomes such as health and wellbeing of occupants) to be met and verified. This concept would address a number of issues currently being discussed and deabted by the investment/finance/insurance/warranty sectors and would upskill design teams and constructors because of the built in on demand training that accompanies the app-concept. The concept is called NetZeTT (Net Zero Tool and Training) and has an existing set of project partners, what it doesn't yet have is funding, if any potential funders are interested in this project please reply.
  10. Today marks the DT Hub's first birthday and we are celebrating the incredible successes that we have had as a community. To mark the occasion we are pleased to present the DT Hub's first Annual Benchmark Report. This first report aims to share with you, our community, the progress and learnings that we have made this past year. You will find a retrospective summary and analysis of the year as well as highlights, key findings and recommendations for the year ahead. In keeping with our motto of 'Learn by doing and progress through sharing' we would like to invite you to share your thoughts and let us know what you think as we plan for the coming year. Below are four questions we’d like to invite you to answer which will give us an idea on how we can make the Hub better for you. The survey is anonymous so tell us what you think.
  11. David McK

    The value of, and from, Data

    Thanks, Tom. Some people might be interested in this Forbes magazine interview with Davin Crowley-Sweet, Chief Data Officer at Highways England https://www.forbes.com/sites/douglaslaney/2021/02/01/data-valuation-paves-the-road-to-the-future-for-highways-england/?sh=4510bb46612c&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=109498131&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9xpRbsKEFsqfxsup9dXUfcWRvrxHE687_X-_FPyl93QAm2b520GA-mCmlwizF_e8UyDiX908Lbfr2dPkVcCnumXnwADw&utm_content=109498131&utm_source=hs_email
  12. TechUK’s Digital Twins Working Group (DTWG) published a landmark report- ‘Unlocking Value Across the UK’s Digital Twin Ecosystem’- on Thursday 25th February. The purpose of this report is to drive consensus around terminology, highlight key prizes associated with digital twinning across the UK, and to set out strategic recommendations for industry and Government as to how the UK’s digital twin ecosystem can progress and evolve long-term. The report also sets out a handful of recommendations, including that there should be a cross-cutting, interdisciplinary co-ordinating body to promote their use. It would identify common information requirements and capability gaps, provide guidance on codes of conduct in the use of digital twins, and develop incentives such as tax credits or innovation funding. This would come with a 10-year public investment of £150-200 million to support innovation, adoption and diffusion, and strong roles for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). A further boost could be provided by an online procurement portal – the cost of which is estimated at up to £1.5 million – that would make digital twin offerings on the market more visible and less complex, and lead to improvements in their quality and affordability. Other recommendations are for a series of strategic demonstrator projects to show the value and identify barriers to the adoption of digital twins; to identify the skills needed to support their use; and for UKRI to run a demonstrator project on how the concept can support the aim for net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
  13. Hi IMF Community, You may find this workshop interesting: "4-Dimensionalism in Large Scale Data Sharing and Integration" Full details and Registration can be found at: https://gateway.newton.ac.uk/event/tgmw80 . The workshop will feature six presentations on state-of-the–art research from experts on 4-Dimensionalism in large scale data sharing and integration followed by a chaired Presenter's Panel. Each presentation will cover aspects of 4-Dimensionalism from the basics to Top Level Ontologies and Co-Constructional Ontology with each answering the question posed by the previous presentation.
  14. Peter van Manen

    Digital Twins Tuesday 2 minute blogs

    Greeks bearing gifts .. providing context Today's 2 minute block from Frazer-Nash https://www.fnc.co.uk/giving-context
  15. BGS and Cambridge collaborated on modelling heat flow from basements to the surrounding strata and groundwater https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0886779818309635, http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/526141/ BGS and Dr Sauer Group worked on an integrated geospatial model at Farringdon Station https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/cpid.61293.431
  16. Mark Enzer

    Hub Insights - Digital Twin Demonstrator

    @Nigel@CLA, thank you. We are just working up the scope of the demonstrator right now. What we are thinking about is something that will show the benefit of cross-sector information sharing, with a focus on improving net-zero decision making.
  17. DRossiter87

    Consolidating Concepts: Gemini Principles

    Hi @tombartley, thank you for this. I'm glad you support the general premise, and I agree aspects like Applications (Uses) and Observable elements are important. The goal of the workshop on the 11th is to test/challenge these headings with the community so Benefits may fall out. As I mentioned in the previous post, I've (shamelessly) taken the clause structure from the manufacturing standard and adapted the headings to suit. As the scope relates to an overview and principles standard (like ISO 19650-1) it behaves more like a guide to inform further standardization as opposed to a code of practice or a specification; meaning that a clause on benefits *could* work as guidance can include both recommendations as well as statements of fact. However, just as Jeff Goldblum says in Jurassic Park: I think it'll depend as to whether the benefits we can identify relate specifically to the applications, or are more generic benefits. Fully agree that the standard needs to formalize terminology. This has been a strong theme from the CDBB team too.
  18. Andy Parnell-Hopkinson

    We need to set a goal and then just do it

    @HenryFT the UK is certainly doing things but I've noticed interesting activity in Australia and US, particularly the Digital Twin Consortium. Where the latter organisation scores highly for me is that they are strongly leveraging decades of digital experience in the manufacturing sector - which I see as distinctly lacking in most discussions in the UK. By the way, call it a hunch if you like but it's just the way I walk.
  19. HenryFT

    Diversity and inclusion

    I think the simple answer is 'yes to all of the above'. Although I know you're a member of Women in BIM it would be good to get greater engagement with the team. BPIC and Women who Code are a good shout too.
  20. I was reccently introduced to the work on Digital Twins that the City of Wellington is involved in. I share some links with the DT Hub community. Unlocking the Value of Data: Managing New Zealand’s Interconnected Infrastructure Plus, check out these links too.. which where shared with me by Sean Audain from Wellington City Council who is leading the Digital Twin activity in the city. "We have been on this trip for a while - here is an article on our approach https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/towards-city-digital-twins-sean-audain/ - the main developments since it was written was a split between the city twin and the organisational twin - something that will be formalised in the forthcoming digital strategy. To give you an idea of progress in the visualisation layer this is what the original looked like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGRBB-9jjik&feature=youtu.beback in 2017 - the new engines we are testing now look like this https://vimeo.com/427237377 - there are a bunch of improvements in the open data and in the shared data systems." I asked Sean about the impact on the DT to city leaders decision making. This is his response... "In our system we are open unless otherwise stated. We have used it as a VR experience with about 7000 wellingtonians in creating the City Resilience Strategy and Te Atakura- the Climate CHange Response and Adaptation plan. There are more descrete uses such as the proposals for the Alcohol Bylaw - https://www.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=2c4280ab60fe4ec5aae49150a46315af - this was completed a couple fo years ago and used part of the data sharing arrangements to make liquor crime data available to make decisions. I have the advantage of being a part of local government in getting civic buy in. Every time our councillors are presented with this kind of information they want more." Alcohol Control Bylaw – New
  21. a great document. The key thing is that it is a simple and clear set of principles. Not hidden in academic or standards langauge. It has always been about the value proposition - if we don't help the client understand this and articulate it, then they will not buy into Digital Twin thinking at the level at which is most important. I think more of the CDBB methods, process and documents needs to reference back to this document and the Gemini principles.
  22. @David Willans of Anmut recently sent me this invitation and I thought I should share it here (with permission). On 24th February, 11am GMT, Anmut are running a webinar about data valuation. When we mention the term, people tend to think it’s about setting a price for monetisation. That is one benefit of doing valuation, but it’s a third order benefit at best. The first and second order benefits are much more valuable and best described with two words, translation and focus. Translation Businesses are, in a simplified way, about choosing which assets and activities to allocate limited capital and resources to, to get the desired results. Data is just one of those assets, a powerful one because it enhances all the others by making decisions better, and can identify unseen problems and new opportunities. These allocation decisions are made using the money as a measure, a language if you will – invest £XXX in product / advertising / a new team / training, to get £XXXX in return. Data doesn’t fit with how a business allocates capital, which makes realising the value of it much harder. When you value it, ‘it’ being the different data assets in a business, data can be compared to other assets. It fits the ways the business runs naturally. The second order impact of this is culture change. Suddenly the business understands it has a sizeable portfolio of data assets (in our experience this is approx 20 - 30% of the total business value) and, because businesses manages through money, the business starts to naturally manage data. One caveat though, for the translation effect to happen, the way data's valued matters. If it’s just a simple cost-based method, or linear, internal estimates of use case value, the resulting valuation won’t be accurate and people won't believe it, because the figures will be based factors heavily influenced by internal politics and issues. Focus Capital allocation is a game of constrained choices, of where to focus. When a business’ portfolio of data assets is valued, it becomes very clear where to focus investment in data to move the needle – on the most valuable data assets. Again, this puts more pressure on the valuation method, because it has to be based on the ultimate source of value truth – the stakeholders for whom the organisation creates value. If you need to translate the value of data so the rest of the business gets it, or need clearer focus on how to create more measurable value from your data, this webinar will help. Find out more here or sign up
  23. Worth a look at Digital twins, data quality and digital skills (pbctoday.co.uk)
  24. Noted. We've added this to our list to investigate in the New Year for extending the Top Level Ontologies, and/or Industry Data Models.
  25. stuart.young@comitprojects

    GIS Applications for the evaluation of biodiversity, natural capital and social value.

    we have a great session lined up for this with a panel of experts including Matt Blackwell
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