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  2. Humanner

    Planning Golden Thread

    Can you tell me why every NEW houses same all across the UK? I do not saw in Europe similar boring and monotonous architect - where are the creativity and nice design in housing industry? Why cannot build individuals they own houses with unique plan?
  3. 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
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  5. Dave Murray

    Test Engineering and DTs

    I am considering starting a network for topics related to Lifecycle V&V (Validation and Verification) centred on Evaluation and Testing, and this message is to poll the level of potential interest. I imagine the network would offer the following: · A place for Test Engineers from different market sectors to share experiences and gain knowledge · Support for those areas where DT activity is low but growing, the Defence Sector is an example, to benefit from the experiences of other sectors Test Engineers have a mix of technical and customer skills that are central to successful project implementation. The DT concept provides a lifecycle project-thread that provides Test Engineers with an unprecedented opportunity to exercise their skills. Maybe finding a way to maximise this opportunity might also attract more people to the career, and be a way to improve recruitment into the world of Engineering? If we launch this Network, would you consider joining it? Dave Murray
  6. Paul

    Estates Managment

    That would be very helpful, cheers
  7. Andy Parnell-Hopkinson

    Wrangling hostile data sources

    It certainly makes the case for automation. Imagine if your job was importing and structuring that data every day.
  8. I would like to open this Topic to know which technical possibilities do we have in the market to develop a Building Twin
  9. Lewis Cullinane

    Digital Twin Guidance - Standardisation & Data Structures

    not sure what that meant entirely @Peter Winstanley... but is the 'Information Management Framework' aiming to achieve a clear organisational structure?
  10. Webinar: Digital Twins in Water Utility Operations – Introducing OpenFlows WaterSight Bentley’s new water infrastructure digital twin solution, OpenFlows WaterSight, connects SCADA, GIS, hydraulic modeling, and customer information into a single interoperable dashboard. Register for this webinar to see how a scalable cloud-based environment can provide your entire utility access into the detection of critical system and individual asset performance information, enhancing operations and maintenance planning decisions. Bentley product success consultant Joel Johnson will share new ways to mirror and simulate current water-system conditions and performance, so you can: · Confidently share detailed graphics of current network performance, as well as the expected consequences and improvement for actions related to operational and maintenance activity · Monitor flow, pressure, and water quality conditions at every point in the system · Improve energy efficiency leveraging real-time analyses of each pump and tank, with alerts for when performance is outside of service thresholds. https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1353076&tp_key=281cc43d58
  11. Webinar: Building Tomorrow’s Resilience: Why Digital Twins Are Shaping the Water Utility Status Quo Just how effective are digital twins in helping to identify critical points in your water and wastewater infrastructure—like a growing leak or an unexpected closed valve? Bentley product manager Ari Opdahl delves into the possibilities of predictive operational intelligence in this special WEF eShowcase. https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/6892911365133001731
  12. Tech Talk: Seeing Double – How Digital Twins Overcome the Challenges of Water Network Monitoring and Forecasting Watch Dr. Tom Walski, Bentley Fellow, as he shares how water utilities can overcome the challenges of operating their networks with OpenFlows WaterOPS—Bentley’s complete predictive modeling and scenario management solution for real-time water network operations, maintenance, and forecasting. https://www.bentley.com/en/perspectives-and-viewpoints/topics/tech-talk/2019/tech-talk-seeing-double-how-digital-twins-overcome-the-challenges-of-water-network-monitoring
  13. Steven Zhang

    Collaborate on the IMF - join our new networks

    I think I have to agree with 'some people' mentioned above. With a prototype (or a mockup), it will be helpful for getting people's feedback, and help the process of concensus building. Otherwise, the idea or concept of national digital twin can be intengible. I guess "slice of an IMF " maybe considered a type of prototype. Would love to join both Communities to explore.
  14. Steven Zhang

    The future of technology

    Hi @HenryFT Thanks for answering my questions- you defined IoTs as the ecosystem and the rules, instead of the things that I was thinking. It makes perfect sense after your explanation. For a turely collabrative and co-created IoT system, I agree that the ecosystem of internet connected things are not owned by anyone, because it is a shared asset. But the devices and physical infrastructures that makes the IoT system, can be owned by various peoople and organisation (and that what I was thinking). The digital twin in the edge cases and emergencies, as well as 'game loop' are interesting. Will think about it.
  15. The DT Hub warmly welcomes the endorsement from the ICE ICG White Paper: Covid-19 and the new normal for infrastructure systems – next steps for the National Digital Twin programme. https://www.ice.org.uk/news-and-insight/policy/covid-and-new-normal-for-infrastructure-systems The paper sets out that “It is impossible to expect a transformation of the infrastructure and construction industries to occur without widespread and coherent adoption of digital technologies and data… The rise of digital technologies has led to the concept of the digital twin, a representation of a physical infrastructure asset in a digital format which can aid the modelling and understanding of that asset. The concept of a National Digital Twin – an ecosystem of digital twins connected via securely shared data – and an information management framework, which would enable effective information sharing, is an extension of this idea. The National Digital Twin sets out a structured approach to managing data about infrastructure within the infrastructure system as a whole and promotes the Gemini Principles to ensure this data is used for the public good.” The paper makes the forward thinking recommendation that “Increased funding should be made available for the National Digital Twin Programme and the creation of digital twins should be mandated for all major projects and programmes.” How would such a mandate affect your digital twin journey?
  16. Steven Zhang

    Organisational Information Requirements - Free Webinar

    @iain miskimmin Thanks very much! The courses were very enlightening. The collabrative way of mindmapping also helped to reinforce learning. I am looking forward to more courses in the future.
  17. Mark Coates

    Demonstrator project

    Hi @Samuel A Chorlton - no problem I have also upload into resources the “Connected Highway Demonstrator" paper that goes with event. It shows how easy it can be to federate IoT Data in Infrastructure Digital Twins. I would welcome any feedback and/or comments from members Connected Highway.pdf
  18. Autonomous vehicles require digital maps to navigate safely, smart cities requires knowledge of urban features to be managed appropriately, and digital twins require physical assets to be recognised before they can simulate predictive models. All those applications require a detailed representation and understanding of the spatial environment. The ability to create intelligent 3D models of the real world is a critical enabler for the reduction in cost and programme of major design activities. For instance, Highways England is one of the pioneers in developing parametric design solutions for complex national infrastructure. Working together with the Alan Turing Institute and the University of Oxford, Sensat opened up some of our data to look at collaborating and building on the last two years of working at the cutting edge of 3D computer vision as part of our mission to teach computers to understand the real world. Great read if you have some time and as we continue to explore creating full digital models of existing assets - advancements in AI and data segmentation will allow us to truly create replicable models of real infrastructure, cities, and more. https://www.turing.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2020-06/the_alan_turing_institute_data_study_group_final_report_-_sensat_0.pdf the_alan_turing_institute_data_study_group_final_report_(Sensat).pdf
  19. I like the article, particularly the middle image describing multi-tier architecture. I think you must have much cleverer friend than me ?. My go to examples are domestic IoT/Smart devices to illustrate the connection between physical things and digital applications. The one that usually gets the best laugh is my IoT "Digital Twin" cat flap!
  20. KReevesDigi

    Twin Tools

    Hello Everybody !! First topic on the lovely new Twin Hub and good to see fellow enthusiasts get engaged. I would be interested to know the types of tools people are using within their Digital Twin journeys and for what purpose, this is important as getting vendors included and supporting the IMF will be crucial success at scale. A few tools we are using in Costain to get the discussion moving (non-exhaustive, only scratching the surface!) : ArchiMate - We use this as the starting point aligned to the TOGAF architectural framework. This is really key as it starts with business outcomes / objectives and the required business architecture to support realising those outcomes. This then follows into the sexy technical architectures and associated data models, taking account of identity and access management, backups, archive etc etc Bentley iTwin - A familiar offering from Bentley, we are using iTwin on a couple of projects as a data platform, linking design data to other operational systems, with an inclusion of real time data to come shortly! Microsoft Azure - Perhaps not an obvious choice though very useful for enterprise scale data integration. Very effective for moving data around an organisation and driving insights, the same can be done with AWS, Bluemix or any of the other large platform providers. Modern cloud tools enable quick data integration from existing databases without any code or SQL queries, making this process very streamlined. SCADA - often get overlooked though supervisory control and data acquisition solutions (Rockwell, Iconics, Schneider, Siemens etc) have been delivering real time digital twins (albeit in 2D) for decades. Modern variants allow full ERP integration so that operational information (alarms, events etc) can be linked directly to maintenance tools / schedules for example. Iconics and others have embraced BIM where models and associated info can be imported into SCADA to give amazing O&M capability that is real time by default. We are driven by client demands and typically look to use what they have already, the key to scaled Digital Twin's is really in the data standards (IMF) but also the integration architecture. In the past I have worked on projects where standard visualisation objects, control code (function blocks), data models, design info and O&M info were all aligned to physical standard products. This is the absolute nirvana where the design, build, operate and maintain costs are all significantly reduced, delivering both a standardised physical asset and digital counterpart. What tools do you use and for what purpose? Do you look to create standard libraries or go for the bespoke option? Be really interested to hear from others on this super exciting topic !! Regards KevinReevesDigi
  21. @Ian Gordon I think there is a lot to uncover and learn from those sectors. Check this out from O&G: http://15926.org/topics/plant-lifecycle-model/index.htm#DataModel I imagine it would be interesting (& fun) to map a potential hierarchy of individual and composite twins (aka fat twins ?) against the life-cycle of the physical system of things. One way to start this could be by mapping the life-cycles of the physical system and overlay the interventions required on top of it. The aim would be to have the minimum number of digital twins (maybe measured by data and cloud cost?) to capture all required information and enable decisions and interventions to be made safely and in time.
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