Why twinning is all the rage in infrastructure | New Civil Engineer
Within the infrastructure sector, digital twins have been a long time coming. However, momentum is finally building, and one infrastructure project, here in the UK, is being hailed as a landmark example of digital twinning in the project phase.
It’s part of the SCS Railways project to deliver the 25k southern section of the £106bn HS2 railway between London and Birmingham. Huge benefits to stakeholders, from the engineers on site, to end users and tax payers, are anticipated.
SCS is a joint venture between Skanska, Costain and Strabag, and working with HS2, they are together connecting the digital model of southern section project, with the quality control and inspection documentation. This approach has the potential to completely change the way the construction process is managed, delivering higher quality and more accurate inspection and quality control records, that can be stored in a digital twin and passed over to the client to maintain the railway going forward.