BIM and Digital Twin Models as the centerpiece for efficiently planned Urban Realms

Session: D: Future of Mobility and Vertical Transport

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Miguel Castro
Global BIM Manager, Schindler

Over the last decade, technology has changed the way human beings perceive and interact with their surroundings. Tall buildings are nowadays more than places to work or live. Buildings are becoming “living” entities that are intrinsic components of urban infrastructure. If we are to pro-vide a better world for the generations coming, we must ensure the design of these buildings ensures sustainability and creates a positive impact in the environment.

Tall buildings concentrate a considerable number of people. At density their daily activities can negatively impact local transport infrastructure if design, execution and operation are not appro-priately calibrated. A data driven approach can help investors, authorities and suppliers to gener-ate efficient and human centred solutions for new buildings. It can also assist in projections about how individual projects impact the city, and hence, the wellbeing of its inhabitants.

Vertical transportation plays a key role in moving citizens not only inside buildings but also in link-ing buildings and the city. This presentation will show how the use of BIM and Digital Twin mod-els of buildings can both generate and gather data which is extremely important for the future development and modernisation of the city. The use of BIM and Digital Twin will provide real-world performance insights that will help us to build the smart cities of the future, enhancing the capabilities of machine learning and artificial intelligence. This can enable smart buildings to learn the most sustainable and efficient ways to operate themselves.