Enabling Digital Twins with Advanced Visualization and Contextualization of Sensor Data with BIM and Web Technologies

Abhishek Sanjay Relekar*, Piotr Marek Smolira, Ekaterina Petrova, Kjeld Svidt

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The construction industry is going through a technological paradigm shift due to growing user needs and the demand for a sustainable built environment. The advancement of Building Information Modelling and web technologies allows to integrate heterogeneous datasets and develop innovative userǦoriented applications. Several efforts aim at increasing the utilization of BIM and operational building data, but the integration of virtual models and the physical world to enable adaptive interaction and biǦdirectional coordination is still in its infancy. The Digital Twin paradigm has gained popularity in research, but also faces challenges related to its adoption in the industry. Data visualization within a Digital Twin is signiϐicant when communicating complex multimodal data from heterogeneous sources. Therefore, this paper proposes a webǦ based platform for visualization of spatioǦtemporal building data to enhance HumanǦData Interaction and implementation of Digital Twins in the built environment. The implemented application is tested and evaluated with two use cases and the end user.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 38th International Conference of CIB W78
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationLuxembourg
PublisherUniversity of Ljubljana
Publication date2021
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventThe Joint Conference CIBW 78 - LDAC 2021 : The 38th CIB W78 conference on Information and Communication Technologies for AECO and the 8th LDAC workshop - Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
Duration: 11 Oct 202115 Oct 2021
Conference number: 38th and 8th


ConferenceThe Joint Conference CIBW 78 - LDAC 2021
Number38th and 8th
LocationLuxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
Internet address
SeriesProceedings of the 37th International Conference of CIB W78

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  • BIM
  • Internet of things
  • Digital twin
  • Data visualization
  • Human-data interaction


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