The following article is excerpted from How Virtual Twin Drive More Sustainable High-Performance Buildings: The 4 Perspectives drives sustainability in the construction industry, a whitepaper developed by Dassault Systèmes. To read more about virtual twin in construction industry, download the full whitepaper here. For part 1 of this series, visit here.
The era of virtual twins is here. Designed to help the industry cope with increased operational and regulatory challenges, virtual twins favor a systemic, circular and modular approach that is lifecycle-focused and asset-driven. In this era, construction virtualization is a reality where different scenarios can be simulated to enhance the smallest field execution details.
It doesn’t stop there. Virtual twins also address major skill shortages and, most importantly simplifies and streamlines collaboration between teams on a single digital 3DEXPERIENCE platform. With a prime focus on waste reduction and energy efficiency, virtual twins ensure compliance to extensive sustainability regulation, more continuity throughout each construction phase and scaled-up sustainable innovation at every step.
We will explore and provide examples of how virtual twins contribute to resetting two of the key phases of building life cycle management to drive greater value and sustainability and prepare the industry for success in the new norm:
- The new governance of building planning with more cohesive accountability
- Accelerate the transformation of design, manufacturing and construction, ensuring coherence and aligning incentives across the value chain
The critical role of the less visible building operations, maintenance and waste management and how economically significant it is, impacting the use of natural resources from energy to water to security, will be covered in a subsequent paper.
Excerpted from How Virtual Twin Drive More Sustainable and High-Performance Buildings, a Dassault Systèmes whitepaper