ASHVIN will demonstrate its innovations on real-world projects. Ten real life projects across Europe from different areas of construction have been identified.
#1 Bridges for high-speed railways in Spain
Spanish design and engineering firm GEOCISA will provide access to their monitoring effort of 3 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.
#2 Building Renovation
Partner FAS is renovating one multi-family house built before WW2 with the goal of improving the energy efficiency of the buildings. The building is owned by the City of Gdynia, the unit that is responsible for the building management is the Municipal Buildings and Housing Administration of Gdynia. The build up area is 260m2 and the heat is generated by the tiled stoves (for coal and wood). ASHVIN should provide accurate digital twin information of existing building as a baseline for better planning of the renovation process. The goal is to support the building owner and develop a digital twin that accurately describe the energetic behavior of the building.
#3 Airport runway in Croatia
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 on Zadar airport demo site focuses on the maintenance and condition monitoring of the existing runway.
#4 Logistics hall construction in Germany
The demo site is an industrial building located in Rinteln, Germany. The building is currently under construction. The building shall host state-of-the-art production facilities to ensure a Smart Factory. Overall, the building has a size of nearly 30.000 m², while halls 1 and 2 take one third of it. The structure of the building consists mainly of prefabricated components such as precast concrete pillars, steel walls, and steel roof panels. ASHVIN should support planning and control of construction processes. As the building consists of prefabricated components, the whole construction process has a high degree of automation. A more automated construction process can increase productivity on construction sites. However, this requires detailed information about the sequence of the construction process.
#5 Kineum office building in Sweden
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.
#6 Office Buildings
BIS structures confirmed to provide a set of case studies as demonstrators. Demonstration buildings are located in Barcelona (Spain) and they are part of project 22@, also known as 22@Barcelona and “Innovation district”. The 22@Barcelona project changes the urban, social and functional structure of the central areas as well as contributes to the transformation of Barcelona from the City of Industrial Civilization into the City of Knowledge Civilization. Within ASHVIN, the project aims at demonstrating how digital twin implementations through the life cycle can increase the productivity, resource efficiency, and safety on real projects in the buildings, bridges, and industrial market segments. The goal is to pull the digital threads and methodologies from other work packages and knit them into coherent solutions to be implemented on this demonstration project.
#7 Bridges in highway network in Spain
BAGH TECNICA committed to implement and demonstrate the ASHVIN technologies for the inspection of all structures located in Highway Networks of the provinces of Barcelona. ASHVIN technology will be implemented to support the inspection of a bridge with a total length of 800 meters. Structures will be equipped with sensors, images and remote sensing. The corresponding digital twins will be developed and the ASHVIN model matching methods and asset management applications will be validated.
#8 Footbridge in Germany
Project partner SBP will demonstrate the evidence based and generative design methods using their large portfolio of footbridges. The City of Dortmund is planning to replace the existing Lindemannstrasse foot and cycle path bridge, which connects Max-Ophüls-Platz with the forecourt of the Dortmund Trade Fair Centre. The bridge crosses the Rheinlanddamm, a highly frequented inner-city main road with six lanes. Within the framework of the ASHVIN project, an already existing project database will be expanded. It contains data, experience and knowledge from previously implemented footbridges. The data will be filtered according to project-relevant performance and key performance indicators, i.e. safety, productivity, costs and resource efficiency, and thus serve as an orientation aid, as a benchmark, in the ongoing design process. This database serves to assess design variants on an ongoing basis in the design phase.
#9 Sport stadium roof structure
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. The Olympic Roof in Munich was built for the 1972 Olympic Games and will soon celebrate its 50th anniversary. This impressive cable net structure is, both from an aesthetic – architectural point of view and as a technical venture, an icon of the construction and engineering art of the second half of the 20th century. This project 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 within a digital twin environment.
#10 Quay wall in the Netherlands
The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe and one of the biggest in the world. They are striving to develop intelligent infrastructure and one of the key assets they have identified is Smart Quay Walls. The ability to increase the utilisation of the infrastructure is key to keeping the Port competitive and they are undertaking significant research to develop the world’s smartest port. The focus of this work will be on the development of a finite element model as a predictive twin of the quay wall. The combination of monitoring data and finite element analyses will provide insight into physical mechanisms that will allow new understanding to be formulated that reflect actual quay wall response in a fundamental manner. Using the calibrated model, stress-tests can be performed, and field tests can be undertaken, for example loading the back of the wall or dredging in front of the wall to confirm the model matches the actual performance in real-time. Together with the capacity models, probabilistic life-cycle models will allow the complete financial and environmental costs of such systems to be compared.