The Digital Twin: Tool of the New Normal?  

AEC Café Editor Susan Smith blogs about the potential importance of the digital twin, a digital representation of a real structure that operates with actual data sensed from its real counterpart, as a tool of the "new normal" for civil design and construction. In "Bentley Civil Design's Answer to the New Normal: The Digital Twin," Smith relays discussions from a press briefing given by Bentley Systems about how the software giant is partnering with companies in other sectors of the building industry to collaborate on digital twins that operate in design and construction and through the operations phases of civil structures.