networked solutions for construction projects

In a project due for completion in 2021, renowned partners from industry and research will develop digital tools and methods further in order to bring together and automate services, processes and procedures along the construction value-creation chain. In the DigitalTWIN (Digital Tools and Workflow Integration for Building Lifecycles) project, the priority is to gain a full understanding of interdependent, interactive systems, which is why the research partners have been drawn from very different industries. DigitalTWIN is being funded within the scope of the “Smart Services World II” programme of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs & Energy. Securing Germany’s position as an efficient location for production and innovation and expanding digital services for small and mid-size enterprises are the key aims of this government funding.

The challenges for the building industry are the changing responsibilities throughout a building’s lifecycle, different national standards and regulations and partners that change constantly during planning, construction and operation. In DigitalTWIN the aim is that an open platform architecture, more advanced broadband communication systems and computer vision technologies should simplify planning, production and coordination with the building site and provide users with a reliable, flexible and upgradable communication and management infrastructure.