Digital Twin and Blockchain Applications For The Built Environment: A Systematic Review

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Abstract

During a built asset's lifecycle, value-generating activities are performed by stakeholders at each
phase according to defined requirements. Upon practical completion of construction, dedicated activities,
including the transfer of critical information for efficiently operating and maintaining built assets, are performed
during building handover. Building information modelling is essential for stakeholder collaboration when
developing built assets. However, BIM is limited to providing up-to-date information. Thus, our proposal for
digital-twin technologies allows real-time information integration to support building handover. Although
enabling mechanisms exist for the handover of information to the facility management phase (e.g., COBie), these
are challenged with inaccurate and fragmented information. Therefore, the paper proposes integrating blockchain
technology to allow decentralised immutable data management to improve building handover and ensure
stakeholders as-built requirements are fulfilled efficiently. A multi-strand literature review, focusing on our
subject matter, is used in positioning our argument for the needed research on integrating digital-twin and
blockchain to augment data management during building handover. Thus, improving our understanding of the
potential role of these emerging technologies in digitally transforming building-handover activities for value
retention during the built asset's post-construction phase. Our paper contributes to elucidating readers with the
state-of-art from the literature on our study's focal area and suggests directions for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Future of Construction in the Context of Digitalization and Decarbonization: Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality
EditorsChansik Park, Nashwan Dawood, Farzad Pour Rahimian, Akeem Pedro, Dongmin Lee
Pages703-714
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780992716141
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2022
Event22nd International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality - Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 16 Nov 202219 Nov 2022
http://convr2022.com/

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality
Abbreviated titleCONVR 22
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period16/11/2219/11/22
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