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An airport’s journey implementing a Digital Twin integrating BIM, GIS, EAM

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    Parsons will highlight the capabilities available within an airport digital twin by showing our work to support the DFW digital twin (DT) project. The DT includes a main runway and passenger terminal. We will detail our work to help define digital governance standards, develop a runway specific asset ontology, and integrate data across multiple source systems such as Civil 3D, Revit, INFOR EAM, Johnson Controls, Veoci Part 139 airfield inspection software, ESRI GIS, and ViewMondo weather station data running within the Microsoft Azure Digital Twin cloud. The twin provides real-time updates via Internet of Things (IOT) runway sensors providing temperature, surface temperature, humidity, and water film. This session will provide unique insights and lessons learned regarding the technical and management workflows to plan and execute a DT for critical infrastructure assets. A DT addresses the industry challenge of how to automate and unify the management of complex civil infrastructure.

    Key Learnings

    • Implement a digital governance strategy to define standards and procedures that optimize the use of digital tools and output
    • Integrate multiple source systems (BIM, EAM, GIS) into a common data environment visible via a single pane of glass interface
    • Establish Best Practices for creating and maintaining a BIM powered digital twin that embeds a standardized asset ontology
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