How a Formula 1 mindset can revolutionise digital twins in construction
Complementing BIM with digital twinning is an F1-inspired approach that can significantly improve the potential of construction projects. It requires a certain discipline, explains Patrick Lane-Nott, director of engineering at hyperTunnel.
The construction industry lags somewhat behind automotive, motorsport and aerospace when it comes to digital twins. While we see some of the big technology players using digital twins in smart infrastructure and maintenance, in infrastructure design where there is most potential, contractors are still largely building to drawings manually, with no other input. Even where plans are detailed, they are interpreted differently and people tend to take a specific known method anyway, regardless of the model.
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