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    A digital twin needs to be powered by an energy called information. At a time when many facilities owners are considering developing a digital twin, the AEC industry needs to empower this smart replica, by producing information for this purpose. Ultimately, this allows for more sustainable design, more efficient construction and informed maintenance. Nevertheless to make it work, a paradigm shift is needed: to treat information as an asset, just like the physical infrastructure. Based on the case of Montreal's new metro line project, this Class describes a methodology that includes the strategic actions to be taken, the requirements to be imposed and the operational means to be settled. It provides the keys to exploit the data generated during the D&B phase, so that at the time of handover, a virtual representation of the infrastructure is available to support operations throughout the asset's life cycle. (This class is subject to our customer agreement, “CDPQ infra")

    Key Learnings

    • Know the prerequisites for the emergence of a digital twin of an instratructure
    • Understand the series of actions that need to be implemented to create and continuously feed the Digital Twin
    • Know how to turn a BIM/VDC Project into an enabler for a Digital Twin
    • Influence their own organisation to invest in the development of the digital twin