The ultimate goal here is to position ASHVIN to the market. In which market sectors it makes sense for the innovative ASHVIN platform to penetrate, which are the trends of nowadays, is ASHVIN positioned in them, etc.

Construction is one of the most data-intensive industries, requiring information to be readily available, accurate, complete, fast, and in a clear format that the recipient can understand, as this industry impacts all of our lives on daily basis. Massive volumes of data are generated throughout the construction project lifespan, from conceptual planning to decommissioning. The ability to collect and manage the flow of information and evaluate the vast amount of data and derive relevant insights is critical to the project’s success.

Although the construction industry has a reputation for being conservative when it comes to technical breakthroughs and applications, it has made great progress in the last several decades to better information management through the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM). BIM has been one of the most important techniques for approaching building design holistically, improving communication and collaboration between key stakeholders, increasing productivity, improving the overall quality of the final product, reducing fragmentation in the construction industry, and increasing efficiency for more than a decade. However, the data created throughout the operating and utilization phases is not captured by BIM.

As Industry 4.0 develops, it is critical that construction embraces new technologies.

ASHVIN IoT platform is totally ready and interoperable with a wide range of design and engineering applications, following the path of technological advancement and digitalization.[1]

While digital twins are not a new concept, their deployment with IoT connectivity, ML, AI and enhanced BMS is just beginning to take shape specially in the construction industry. As a result, the potential is profound. The benefits of physics-based digital twins are expected to continue expanding over time, with layers upon layers of data informing and improving the way buildings are designed, built and operated. The influx of aggregated information will achieve operational efficiencies at scale, moving the global needle to advance sustainability efforts and reduce climate impacts.

It is typical that innovation in technology leads to skepticism. However, so do all market disruptors. Digital twins are becoming the market differentiator that will have the biggest impact on building efficiencies, cost optimization, operational intelligence and decarbonization.[2]

ASHVIN will break all barriers to the adoption of digital twins for construction in the EU market by providing: 

  1. An IoT enabled, edge-cloud supporting digital twin platform that is open, affordable and highly extendible 
  2. A set of digital twin tools and interoperability solutions to support all stages of the product development life Cycle 
  3. Validated and standardised procedures for digital twin-based activities throughout the whole product development lifecycle.

These innovations will disruptively advance the current state-of-the-art in all the three areas.

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[1] Sustainability | Free Full-Text | Sustainable Business Model Based on Digital Twin Platform Network: The Inspiration from Haier’s Case Study in China (mdpi.com)

[2] https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/45547/attachments/1/translations/en/renditions/pdf

[3] https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343649999_Digital_Twin_in_construction_An_Empirical_Analysis