Environmental impact from design to operation, the real challenge of the digital twin
Digital tech has taken over the construction industry: while BIM has left its mark on a whole range of projects, the digital twin – a living avatar of a building – promises to help improve the construction industry’s carbon footprint.
When smart buildings lead to smart cities
Forget excessive, impractical projects, the pandemic offers the perfect opportunity for rethinking the smart city in a pragmatic way, using connected objects and digital twins wisely – and in moderation.
[conversation] Caroline Reminy, Head of BIM Engineering, VINCI construction France
A growing number of VINCI projects are using BIM-lead environments on their work sites. What’s more, BOS tools are on the increase and the digital twin is building a desirable future for itself. While digital mock-ups in construction have already proved their worth, there is still significant room for improvement, considers Caroline Reminy, Head of BIM Engineering at VINCI construction France.
Our selection of innovative businesses #33
Canvas raises $24 million to expand its fleet of drywall robots. French startup Diagrams raises €1.7 million for its preventative maintenance technology. Homebound looking to solve the housing shortage problem. Austrian startup Printsones launches multifunctional robot for on-site construction.
The digital twin-future for buildings and cities
The moment of truth has arrived for the digital twins on construction sites. What can these extended versions of BIM do to optimize the built environment throughout the life cycle of structures or buildings? Will they be a pillar for smart cities? Our selection of sources to take stock.
Our selection of innovative businesses #34
Based in New York and Florida, the startup Material Bank is now valued at $1 billion after raising $100 million in venture funding, led by General Catalyst. The American start-up OpenSpace has just received $55 million in Series C funding. Israeli start-up Locusview raises $64 million in Series A funding to accelerate the growth of its digital construction management platform for energy, telecom, and water industries.
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