are delighted to release a new report today, in collaboration with the
University of Canterbury Quake Centre and their Building Innovation
Partnership, on the value and need for a Digital
Twin for New Zealand’s infrastructure,” says Infrastructure New
Zealand CEO Paul Blair.
Digital Twin is a data-based replica of the built environment. It brings
together the many disparate datasets on buildings, water, transport, energy and
other infrastructure and uses that data to build a digital model of the real
world that can experimented with to inform decision making.
mirroring our physical environment digitally, we can easily discover potential
challenges and shared solutions between infrastructure that too often is
disconnected from each other.
twins allow you to easily share data in a standardised form, collaborate on
solutions, and better plan maintenance and new construction.
country has over $300 billion in infrastructure assets and will spend another
$100-150 billion over the next 10 years in maintaining and improving our
Digital Twin would be an easy win to streamline and combine works, reduce
uncertainty, and facilitate long-term strategic planning.
could be particularly valuable in optimising the delivery of programmes
emerging from the Infrastructure Reference Group prioritisation process.
report encourages the Government and Industry to collaborate on a Digital Twin
for New Zealand. We believe it could have a transformational impact on the way
our industry and country works,” says Blair.
our infrastructure data is possibly one of the most effective investments that
we can make at this time. We have smart people, the technology needed, and a
vision for the future. Let’s take this opportunity to be clever with our data
to build, run and maintain our infrastructure in ways that deliver the services
needed for New Zealanders to flourish,” says Greg Preston, Quake Centre
thank the Quake Centre and our many members who collaborated with us to develop
this report and advance this thinking. Please read the report by following this link.
learn more about Digital Twins, and to hear from the some of the experts
leading this work, please watch our webinar on the topic, tomorrow morning at
10:30am. You can register for the session by following this link.
For further information and
comment contact Paul Blair on 021 902 436