From RIBA to Reality
An estate-wide digital twin to help building operations adapt to changes in user behaviour.
The Covid-19 pandemic and climate breakdown is changing the way people use and interact with buildings, and changes in people's behaviour can have a huge impact on a building's overall performance. City Science is leading an industrial research project to embed all the RIBA design stages to improve operational performance. It uses digital twinning technology to elevate Building Information Models (BIM) so operations teams can simulate or track human usage and energy demands to build a live heat map. The project - RIBA to Reality - is centred around two university buildings as real world test-bed with the aim of making them carbon neutral buildings of the future.
Innovation type: Digital, Process
Organisation type: Innovative SME, Research centre