A digital twin is a digital model of a building under construction that is created whilst it’s being built. It can be developed into a separate product to be delivered in connection with the traditional handover of the building.
A significant amount of different kinds of information, or data, is accumulated during construction, which in turn makes it possible to create a digital twin of the building. Since the construction of a building involves a variety of different operators, the digital data also has to be collected from various systems. This information is converted and categorized into a compatible format, which results in a compatible digital twin of the building. The benefits of a digital twin include:
Using a digital twin, all phases of the life cycle of a building can be utilized to the fullest with all the necessary data stored in one place in a compatible format. The database is updated in each phase from the planning to the recycling of the building, and it can be used actively in the case of feedback on conditions, for example. A digital twin makes profitable long-term operation possible. Offering a digital twin as a service also opens up new business opportunities after the delivery of a building, enabling a continuous cashflow.