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A Cloud-based Digital Twin Platform for nD BIM and IoT Data Management in Planning and Construction Phases Enhanced with an Off-site Data Visualisation Solution
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UN Sustainable Development Goals(SDG)
This innovation contributes to the following SDG(s)
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

The UN explains: "Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers responsible for child and maternal mortality.

Major progress has also been made on increasing access to clean water and sanitation, reducing malaria, tuberculosis, polio and the spread of HIV/AIDS.

However, many more efforts are needed to control a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues."

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

The UN explains: "Roughly half the world’s population still lives on the equivalent of about US$2 a day. And in too many places, having a job doesn’t guarantee the ability to escape from poverty. This slow and uneven progress requires us to rethink and retool our economic and social policies aimed at eradicating poverty."

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

The UN explains: "Investments in infrastructure – transport, irrigation, energy and information and communication technology – are crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many countries. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education outcomes require investment in infrastructure."

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

The UN explains: "The challenges cities face can be overcome in ways that allow them to continue to thrive and grow, while improving resource use and reducing pollution and poverty. The future we want includes cities of opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more."

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

The UN explains: "Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty.

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The UN explains: "Affordable, scalable solutions are now available to enable countries to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies. The pace of change is quickening as more people are turning to renewable energy and a range of other measures that will reduce emissions and increase adaptation efforts."

The EU-funded Research Project
This innovation was developed under the Horizon 2020 project COGITO with an end date of 31/10/2023
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Description of Project COGITO
COGITO aims to speed up the digitalisation for lean construction as a steppingstone to achieve the industrialisation of the construction sector (“construction 4.0”). The COGITO solution comprises: i) an interoperable Digital Twin platform for semantic/ pragmatic alignment with services; ii) Reality capture tools will collect real-time data about the actual state and progress/evolution of the construction site; iii) Multi-source Data Stream Pre-Processing services will manage and semantically annotate big data streams to analyse complex data (e.g. drones, satellite images) to retrieve the necessary information about the actual status of the construction site and resources/ workers involved; iv) adaptive Workflow Management for visual progress monitoring of the construction site and optimal flow of information to relevant stakeholders; v) the Health & Safety service will analyse the nD BIM to pinpoint hazards and perform real-time alerting to prevent accidents based on live data from the site; vi) the Geometric and Visual Quality Control service will perform automated quality control checks through comparisons of as-is to as-designed BIM elements for verification of structure conditions and detection of geometric and visual defects; vii) the Digital Twin GUI will render the site 3D model – including static (as-designed BIM), quasi-static (as-built BIM) and dynamic information (e.g. asset, machinery, people locations); and viii) Workers On-site Guidance Applications will issue alerts to crews on site with information contextually relevant to their allocated tasks. The COGITO tool-box will be demonstrated in one lab facility in Austria and two real construction sites in Spain and Denmark to showcase its value and collect feedback for improvement from the field. Beyond technical activities, standardization activities will be carried out by two COGITO partners with strong links to the most important international standardisation bodies in this domain.

Innnovation Radar's analysis of this innovation is based on data collected on 23/01/2023.
The unique id of this innovation in the European Commission's IT systems is: 104526