Identifying construction objects within the Digital twin – what you need to consider

Digital twins have revolutionised many industries, and their impact on construction can be even more significant if we take into perspective the long lifecycle of built assets. To be able to take full advantage of the data that is collected and stored in the project, product identification is a very important aspect to consider when developing the digital twin. In this article, we will take a look at the different approaches to product identification – standard-based identifiers, naming conventions and classification systems, and how their use can affect information management throughout the different project stages.

Data Templates and GUIDs

In recent years, the standardisation bodies CEN and ISO have published a set of standards that provide a framework for how digital data should…

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