Infrastructure is going increasingly digital. Digital twins are being applied during the planning, design, delivery, and operations phases of the infrastructure lifecycle with the goal to create value, improve efficiency, reduce waste, and improve safety.

The Digital Twin Consortium's Infrastructure working group focuses on how digital twins can create value in the global infrastructure. Our activities are focused on exploring use cases for digital twins in the infrastructure lifecycle.

Our working groups publish opinions and position statements relating to regulations and policies, definitions, launch and appraisal of Value Innovation Platforms, identification of gaps in standards, semantic models, taxonomy, and reference architectures.



Our Key Priorities

To explore use cases for digital twins in infrastructure

  • Explore all elements of the built environment and infrastructure lifecycle.
  • Determine the impact on the circular economy and products integration.
  • Consider configuration scenarios to establish boundaries between the virtual representation and the physical twin and the requirements for synchronization.
  • Determine the required level of model fidelity.

To define and identify types and applications of digital twins in infrastructure

  • Explore the applicability of digital twins to different stages of the lifecycle.
  • Identify global, international, and national standards gaps and harmonization requirements.
  • Define semantics necessary to describe a built environment and infrastructure digital twin.

To explore and identify the various implementation scenarios for infrastructure digital twins

  • Identify the need for interoperability between digital twins.
  • Consider the interaction required between people, physical and digital components (e.g., feedback loops).
  • Collaborate with other working groups in the consortium, such as the Technology, Terminology and Taxonomy (3T) working group to help define an ontology; and the Marketing working group to define a reference architecture and identify organizations interested in collaboration.

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