Digital twins for spatial environments


The network focuses on the development of concepts, methods, technologies, and applications for the acquisition, structuring, management, analysis, and visualization of digital twins for spatial environments. This includes their use for Building Information Modeling (BIM) in general, as well as construction monitoring, Industry 4.0-compliant linkage to industrial prefabrication and facility Management in particular.

Michael Lesch

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ZIM-cooperation network

The digital twin is an essential element of an overall concept for accelerating, improving quality, and optimizing costs in the construction industry and cost optimization in construction. Ancillary areas such as cleaning services, for example, benefit by improving execution quality and control capability.

The focus of the network’s work is therefore on novel technologies and processes for efficient, cost-effective, and coordinated, largely automated collection, processing, continuation, evaluation and provision of digital twins for spatial environments (such as streets, buildings, squares, infrastructure elements) based on 3D point clouds. For this purpose, processes, products, and services are to be developed and linked with each other in such a way that holistic processes and value chains can be developed.

The focus of projects planned so far:

  • Machine learning for automated point cloud interpretation.
  • Extraction of high quality IFC data from
  • historical material of arbitrary origin
  • Combination of Big Data and Machine-Learning
  • Real-time evaluation
  • Reduction of redundancy in point clouds
  • Self-localization of mobile devices
  • Monitoring and simulation
  • Acoustic data in IFC for BIM
  • User role definition in hardware and user interface
  • M2M BIM

ou can find more about the network on the website twin4bim.

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The network offers

  • Expansion of your Innovation capability
  • Easy access to funding
  • Reduction of R&D costs
  • Support in administrative processing
  • Support in the Development of new markets
  • Network with companies and scientific institutions
dresden elektronik
fokus GmbH Leipzig
German Deep Tech
IVB Krause + Partner
LandPlan OS GmbH

PES Portuné Engineering Service GmbH

Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, HHI
Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e. V.
Laubwerk GmbH

virtualcitysystems GmbH

Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Digital Engineering gGmbH

Fakultät für Bauingenieure und Geodäsie
Scan3D Dienstleistungsgesellschaft mbH

Technische Universität

Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg
Technische Universität Dresden
Möhler + Partner Ingenieure AG

Fachhochschule Erfurt

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden
ORBIT Gesellschaft für Applikations- und Informationssysteme mbH
Hochschule Neubrandenburg

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