Proceedings of the 2021 European Conference on Computing in Construction


BIM, digital twin and cyber-physical systems: crossing and blurring boundaries

Dean Douglas, Graham Kelly, Kassem Kassem
Northumbria University Newcastle, United Kingdom

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2021.196
Abstract: Digital twin's anticipated value proposition is deemed to be focussed on its capability of generating new understanding and insights into an asset at all stages of its lifecycle exploiting diverse data sets from a multitude of sources and professions, in real or near real-time. However, there is still significant debate about the delineation ( communalities and differences) between digital twin and other related concepts, particularly Building In-formation Modelling (BIM) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). To date, this debate has been confined to social media discussions, insights blogs and position papers. This paper addresses this challenge using a systematic review approach.
Keywords: computer-vision, construction productivity, convolutional neural networks, activity recognition
Pages: 204 - 211

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