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19 Jul 2021 | Industry Insights

Simplifying property management with digital twins

The uptake of digital twin technology is becoming more common across many industries, and it is now coming to the fore in the real estate sector. Building owners and end-users are benefitting, and they offer a return on investment in the short term. 

Digital twins have many uses such as optimising building performance and predicting failures before they occur. Cost savings are there to be made alongside improved processes and efficiencies. The coronavirus pandemic brought about significant change to the way we work as office buildings were abandoned for home working. Property managers who operate without a digital twin would have found it difficult to adjust as buildings saw a huge reduction in use and there was no way of truly optimising the new environment without using such technology. 

One of the biggest benefits of integrating digital twin technology is its ability to deliver real-time analysis and insights into the spaces used within a building. The ability to perform remote actions of the different systems such as HVAC and lighting has given facility managers indispensable control over the changing needs of the built environment. 

The pandemic has accelerated the rate at which digital transformation is happening, the ability to simplify processes and provide a vast amount of information was thought to be impossible until the emergence of digital twins. 

Digital twins can be the solution in leveraging the potential of IoT devices and achieving the efficiencies on offer due to an inherent ability to visualise data simply and in real-time. They simplify processes by integrating complex IoT systems as well as predicting behaviour within different conditions. Their versatility is unparalleled which makes them suitable for a range of industries and implementing them can transform the way planning, development, operations and maintenance is carried out. 

One of the biggest advantages of having a 3D replica of a physical counterpart is the fact it can be used as a safe space to test new changes without incurring the costs of affecting the real-life object. 

Multi-property and multi-system managers can find a digital twin to be an invaluable tool. The various sensors can provide a wealth of information and offer two-way interactions with the real world. Being able to manage multiple assets remotely saves time and money as they do not have to attend the locations physically to carry out work, enabling them to focus on what is most important and benefit from increased operational and maintenance efficiency. 

Twinview is a browser-based digital twin platform for the property sector connecting building systems’ data to a 3D model viewed on a single dashboard. Twinview becomes your first step to achieving Net Zero by providing continuous live data and an optimised building performance whilst reducing costs and improving the user experience. Book a demo today.