ASHVIN will demonstrate its innovations on real-world projects. Nine real life projects across Europe from different areas of construction have been identified.
Bridges in Highspeed Railways
Spanish design and engineering firm GEOCISA will provide access to their monitoring effort of 15 bridges of different sizes and in different stages of the product development cycle (from design to construction to maintenance). The bridges vary in type from simple underpasses to complex arch bridges. BIM models are available for the bridges and condition monitoring sensors are already installed on a number of these structures. ASHVIN will demonstrate how to support the entire product delivery lifecycle for bridges and the ASHVIN interoperability solutions.
Partner FAS is renovating two multi-family houses built before WW2 with the goal of improving the energy efficiency of the buildings. It is planned to install a new building envelopes and heating system. The projects will demonstrate how the ASHVIN innovations can support renovation activities by providing accurate digital twin information of existing building conditions as a baseline.
Extension of the Airport
Zadar Airport is situated in the middle of the Adriatic coast, and in 2019 was among the top 5 in terms of traffic growth. Therefore, the airport is going to be extended and reconstructed. The project is planned to be executed in several phases. The first phase is starting in 2021, which includes the extension of the runway, and expansion of the terminal building and apron. The next phase includes construction of the new passenger terminal, for which the design project has been finished. Within ASHVIN the implementation of a digital twin will focus on the construction stage and optimisation of resources (workers, equipment), time and expenditure. Within the project several sensors and cameras will be integrated into the structure and used for progress monitoring and for as-designed vs. as-built comparison.
Car park construction
Germany’s leading car park provider Goldbeck will build two new highly sustainable car parks. Both car parks will mainly be built using prefabricated modules applying an innovative new concrete mixture to reduce environmental footprint, as well as, significantly reduce maintenance effort. On the projects ASHVIN will demonstrate the possibilities to manage pre-fabrication supply chains and maintenance activities using digital twin technology.
Project partner NCC is responsible for building a 27- story office building with integrated hotel and spa and a total height of 110 meters. The construction site is very small and health and safety a priority. Construction work is also required to consider the environment and the surrounding areas. The project aims for BREEAM certificate Excellent in the office part and Very Good in the hotel part. For this complex project, ASHVIN will focus on developing a dynamic digital twin with tailor made support feeding back to the site management. This provides an opportunity to demonstrate possibilities to integrate engineering data and the construction planning and processes, building on historical and synthetic data for modern analyses in the digital twin.
BIS structures confirmed to provide a set of case studies as demonstrators. BIS will provide access to a variety of heavily pre-fabricated buildings of different materials (15.000 m2 steel structure; 25.000 m2 reinforced concrete; 5.000 m2 integral wood). Digital twins will be used on these projects to demonstrate the possibilities to track prefabricated supply chains using the ASHVIN digital twin approach. The three projects offer great possibilities to demonstrate the ASHVIN technologies for similar buildings that require different construction methods (steel erection, concreting, timber erection).
Inspection of Structures in the State Highway Network (RCE)
BAGH TECNICA committed to implement and demonstrate the ASHVIN technologies for the inspection of all structures located in the State Highway Network (RCE) of the provinces of Coruña, Lugo, Ourense, Pontevedra, Logroño, Santander and Oviedo. ASHVIN technology will be implemented to support the inspection of all the structures with spans larger than 3 meters. Structures will be equipped with sensors and corresponding digital twins will be developed and the ASHVIN model matching methods and asset management applications will be validated.
Project partner SBP will demonstrate the evidence based and generative design methods using their large portfolio of footbridges. To this end, SBP will establish a database of past projects to develop the evidence-based design patterns and parametric options. The bridges will allow us to clearly demonstrate the possibilities to design for productivity and safety. The tools will be demonstrated on ongoing design/engineering projects at the company.
Sport Stadium Roof structures
Next to footbridges, project partner SBP will also demonstrate the evidence based and generative design methods developed during the ASHVIN project on its portfolio of sport stadium roof structures. These projects will allow us to demonstrate the possibilities to use digital twins to plan for productivity and safety using accurate digital representations of the envisioned structural behaviour (represented by FEM models) within a digital twin environment.