The Australasian BIM Advisory Board (ABAB) has released a position paper on Digital Twins. The paper was written to assist the ABAB Board formulate its position regarding Digital Twins, as well as inform its broader audience.
The paper contains:
Definitions and descriptions of Digital Twins
The relationship of Digital Twins to concepts such as BIM, Digital Engineering, Smart Cities and Intelligent Infrastructure
An explanation of the difference between Digital Twins and BIM models
Benefits, issues and challenges associated with them
Frameworks for evaluating them
Current Australian Digital Twin initiatives and organisations.
In addition to covering the technical aspects of the subject, the position paper provides guidance to organisations and governments considering implementing or procuring Digital Twins. Neil Greenstreet, NATSPEC's Manager of Digital Technologies, was the lead author of the document.
ABAB can be contacted here: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Copies of the position paper can be downloaded from the ‘Projects’ section at www.abab.net.au/