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Digital Twins for Construction Industry

What it is and what benefits it could offer in reduction of the Life Cycle cost of buildings?

We are entering the 3rd year of pandemic however the rise of the virtual world or virtual reality is bringing new ways of dealing with the situation and in fact advances in digital technology and its applications are helping everyone to achieve better results in many sectors. In the construction world digital twins can help in reducing the life cycle cost of buildings and reduce the embodied energy of building. This will help building designers achieve their dream in as-built form and for project implementors and building operators it can provide better and less strenuous project management capabilities.


Digital twin is not a model handover to the owner. This is a 3D digital twin that changes with your site progress. A digital twin is a digital representation of something in the physical world. 3D digital twin technology delivers a view of how the construction site looks like now — not just how it was designed to look with reality capture technology, what’s going on with a construction site can constantly be updated in the 3D model to reflect the as-built environment.


These features are game changers for professionals in the engineering and construction sectors — and for the owners too. Traveling is getting more difficult in the pandemic scenario. With the 3D visual digital twin technology, anybody who needs access to the 3D model can have in-depth, accurate, up-to-date and secure access to the as-built specifics of any project.

With the adoption of this technology variations at the site could be minimised and execution could be faster and can be managed remotely. It could bring substantial reduction in the life cycle cost of building as virtual modelling is not just going to remain with designers but will constantly change as we move in different project stages of the building.


Pankaj K. Gupta

CEO ZSES

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