Data Management at Urban Scale

Blanca Tejedor Herrán1, Alessandro Carbonari2, Shabtai Isaac3, Miquel Casals Casanova1, Hillel Bar – Gera3, Thomas Linner4
1 Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
2 Università Politecnica delle March, Italy

3 Ben – Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

4 Technical University of Munich, Germany

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.WP1.2022.DSA
Executive Summary:

Nowadays, most of cities present large sensor networks. However, several questions can arise: how is the data captured and used? Should specific requirements be accomplished? Who are the main agents in the built environment? Can advanced modelling technologies (i.e. digital twins) support the retrofitting of existing build assets within the Industry 4.0? Based on this, the white paper examines the enabling technologies to collect data in the built environment (i.e. buildings – modelling of energy systems, construction safety management, construction equipment-, transport networks –pavement of roads, bridges, traffic management-), providing the possible use of that data and defining the agents involved. Subsequently, the report explains the future perspectives in relation to data management processes towards developing digital twins for urban built assets. Considering the aspects mentioned above, a stakeholder map is proposed, to understand the significance of each agent in the urban infrastructure system and to have a general perspective of how the agents can take actions. This report concludes that the urban transition to a digitalization paradigm needs a complete coordination among agents of the built environment, as well as a holistic approach to facilitate the integration among existing enabling technologies.


collection; data management; urban infrastructures; urban build assets; pavement maintenance; urban building energy models; construction safety management; health status monitoring; traffic management; digital twins; stakeholder analysis.

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