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The Digital Twin Challenge Boosts Innovation in Construction

New York – The Coalition announced its second competition “The Digital Twin Challenge.”

This competition invites companies, startups and other innovators in the technology community to submit solutions that will enhance the “digital twin” approach. A digital twin is a virtual representation of a physical facility in the form of a three-dimensional model that contains evolving, dynamically-updated data on the state of the facility.

The solution created from the competition could enhance the digital twin approach in any of the following ways.  Geometry, reality-capture solutions that allow updating the digital twin to reflect the latest look of a facility. Data, physical sensors and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices that supply a continuous stream of data on objects and environments of a facility. Platform, both the geometry and sensor data combine to offer near real-time insights on the current state of a facility.

In response to  COVID-19, the Coalition launched its “Construction Safety Challenge” in July of 2020. The challenge pursued safer, healthier and more sustainable approaches to construction by seeking companies and startups with emerging technology solutions that could be quickly deployed.

In addition to the competition, the Coalition welcomes Shawmut Design and Construction and HITT Contracting to its membership, which comprises critical infrastructure and construction companies to promote and share industry practices.

Shawmut and HITT join Black & Veatch, DPR Construction, Haskell, McCarthy Building Companies, Swinerton and Truebeck Construction in leveraging their deep expertise and best practices to identify and advance processes and technologies most likely to advance the industry.