PriMera Scientific Engineering (ISSN: 2834-2550)

Research Article

Volume 3 Issue 5

Multimodel Framework for Digital Twin Empowerment

Nidhal Al-Sadoon*, Raimar J Scherer and Karsten Menzel

October 27, 2023


In recent years, digital twins have become a more significant strategic trend in the construction industry. Stakeholders in the industry view it as a technology-driven innovation that has the potential to support the design, building, and operation of constructed assets, alongside advancements in other new-generation information technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), big data, cloud computing, and edge computing. However, the construction project context generates various organizational and functional information through model-based domain-specific information models that require integration and analysis. Furthermore, commercial technologies enable the integration of real-time data sources with building information models (BIM), but these tools are often proprietary and incompatible with other applications. This lack of interoperability among heterogeneous data formats is a major obstacle to the reliable application of digital twins in the construction industry. To address this challenge, this study presents a multimodel framework developed using Information Container for Linked Document Delivery (ICDD) that can integrate multiple data models from autonomous and heterogeneous sources, including real-time data sources, in their original format at the system level. This framework enables stakeholders to analyze, exchange, and share linked information among the built asset stakeholders, relying on linked data and Semantic Web technologies.

Keywords: BIM; Multimodel; Digital Twin; Linked data; Information Containers


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