Launch of Gemini Principles to boost infrastructure
Greater data sharing could release an additional £7Bn per year of benefits across the UK infrastructure sectors, equivalent to 25% of total infrastructure spend, according to the Centre for Digital Built Britain.
The Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG) has recently launched the Gemini Principles, which bring together key voices from government, academia and industry to provide the sector with foundational definitions and values to guide the development of the National Digital Twin (NDT), an ecosystem of digital twins that are connected by securely shared data. The establishment of this structure starts to address the key recommendations in the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC)’s 2017 report ‘Data for the public good’.
This work forms part of Centre for Digital Built Britain’s remit as the national focus for the digital transformation of the built environment.
The NDT will be a national resource for improving the performance, service and value delivered by the UK’s infrastructure; delivering benefits to society, business, the environment, and the economy. CDBB has been tasked with delivering the information management framework to underpin the NDT, and a series of pilot digital twins. The framework forms an integral part of HM Government’s modern Industrial Strategy and Construction Sector Deal.
Richard Harrington MP, Minister for Business and Industry for the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, said: “Digital technology is transforming the way we manage our built environment, and this collaborative work paves the way for better data-sharing that will put the UK at the forefront of digital construction and smarter infrastructure that’s more cost effective, delivers better services and energy efficient.
“This initiative embodies the aims of the Construction Sector Deal as we boost the skills and innovation within the industry so it’s best placed to take advantage of the projected £600Bn pipeline of infrastructure projects to be delivered over the coming decades.”
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