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Digital Twin

Creating the foundation for a Digital Twin

Aligning the BIM model with the owner’s asset management system is the crucial first step in creating a Digital Twin. By following these guidelines, organizations can harness the power of Digital Twins to optimize facility management, maintenance planning, and decision-making throughout the building’s lifecycle.


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BIM and IT are subject matter that every member of the building team should have some kind of handle on, and that everyone can derive some benefit from. Whether it’s an app to help with cost control or an optimized building design achieved through BIM, these technologies can bring your projects to the next level and beyond.

BIM and Information Technology | Proving Ground | Dec 12, 2017

Reflecting on the future of work

'I believe in the potential for new technology to positively impact the quality of the built environment with immense speed and great efficiency,' writes Proving Ground's Nathan Miller.

BIM and Information Technology | Ross Ufberg | Nov 30, 2017

A million small connections: Designing the new NY bridge

New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge first opened to traffic in 1955.

BIM and Information Technology | Steven Burns | Nov 8, 2017

3 ways to protect your firm from cyber threats

While AEC firms may not have the vast quantity of financial information that certain other types of businesses do, the confidential and sensitive information your firm has can be just as damaging to your clients if it gets into the wrong hands.

Augmented Reality | Nov 6, 2017

Three VR + AR innovations to watch

From heat mapping to VR-based meetings, check out this trio of virtual and augmented reality applications for AEC teams.

Building Team | Steven Burns | Nov 3, 2017

4 strategies for marketing your AEC firm

Having a clearly defined competitive brand and a fine-tuned marketing approach can give your firm a significant competitive advantage.

BIM and Information Technology | Oct 18, 2017

Project Frog announces Autodesk investment

Autodesk’s investment in Project Frog creates a common data environment, streamlines design and engineering processes, and optimizes architectural design for manufacturing.

BIM and Information Technology | Oct 12, 2017

Laser scanners go handheld

The emergence of handheld 3D laser scanners has been a boon for firms looking to lower costs and speed up turnaround time.

BIM and Information Technology | Oct 10, 2017

Moody Engineering, Inc. utilizes 3D scanner to meet challenges of phosphoric acid tank remodel

By integrating creativity and ingenuity with practicality, the Moody team was able to address the project’s specific requirements in order to save the customer time and money on this challenging project.

AEC Tech | Proving Ground | Oct 6, 2017

How professional bias can sabotage industry transformation

Professional bias can take the form of change-resistant thinking that can keep transformational or innovative ambitions at bay. Tech consultant Nate Miller presents three kinds of bias that often emerge when a professional is confronted with new technology.

BIM and Information Technology | Sasha Reed | Sep 19, 2017

BIM vs VDC…how the US and the UK differ in approaching digital project delivery

In this four-part series, Bluebeam VP Sasha Reed sat down with industry experts to examine the need for defining and understanding digital workflows and data management throughout the design and construction project lifecycle.

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