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CDBB appoints BSI to create learning community for digital twin users

The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) has appointed BSI as Hub Facilitators for the Digital Twin Hub (DT Hub), a web-enabled community for early adopters, suppliers and creators of digital twins. The establishment of the DT Hub is the latest in a number of high-profile deliverables for CDBB’s National Digital Twin Programme. Start-up funding for the DT Hub has been provided by the Construction Innovation Hub to align and accelerate industry development of digital twins.   

The DT Hub offers the opportunity for the community to collectively learn through doing and progress through sharing. It will launch with six pioneering organisations who own, or who are developing, digital twins within the built environment. Organisations interested in joining the DT Hub can register their interest with CDBB. BSI will create a collaborative web platform and curate the online and offline content generated by the community. CDBB and BSI will work with members of the DT Hub to develop exemplar use cases and demonstrators for digital twins; and, inform future standards and supporting guidance on digital twins and data sharing.

Alexandra Bolton, Executive Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain said:
“The transformative potential of digital twins lies in connecting them together, providing greater insight through wider context. We are excited to partner with BSI to launch the DT Hub to provide industry with a test bed for secure, data sharing within and between digital twins.”

Scott Steedman, Director of Standards, BSI said:
“Digital twins have the potential to transform decision making, asset performance, productivity and the provision of services in the built environment. The DT Hub has a vital role to play in sharing knowledge, agreeing common approaches and informing future standards that can help to de-risk investments and accelerate the benefits. We’re delighted to be working with CDBB and the founder members to shape and facilitate the Hub.”

Samuel Chorlton, Chair of the DT Hub said:
“The DT Hub will be a safe space to learn from, and share with, others who are on the same journey.  I am looking forward to working collaboratively across industry, academia and the public sector to challenge the state of the art and progress the adoption and utilisation of Digital Twins.”

Keith Waller, Programme Director of the Construction Innovation Hub said:
“The establishment of the Digital Twin Hub is a milestone event for the Construction Innovation Hub. Together with CDBB and BSI, we are committed to working with early adopters of digital twins to use their learnings to accelerate the digital transformation of the construction and infrastructure sector.”

CDBB’s vision for the Nation Digital Twin is an ecosystem of connected digital twins, based on secure resilient data sharing and informed by shared values (the Gemini Principles).
To register your interest in the DT Hub, please email [email protected]