Twinview – a brand new, digital twin platform – has launched to change the way buildings are managed and perform, helping to make them safer and more energy-efficient.

Twinview is powered by cloud-based, 3D digital twins – digital replicas of physical buildings – which connect the virtual and the physical buildings with real-time analytical data.

This allows building owners to manage, monitor and maintain critical construction and operational information. This will enable them to ensure buildings are functioning as safely and efficiently as possible and improve performance over time.

The platform has been four years from research and development to go-live. Despite launching just a few weeks ago Twinview is already in discussions with a number of national and international businesses

Initially, the platform is focused on those responsible for estate management, with an emphasis on commercial, universities and social housing sectors.

In the long run, it is envisaged Twinview will be used by contractors and designers, and across sectors such as hospitality and hotels, retail, infrastructure, transport, private housing, and schools.

Twinview CEO, Rob Charlton, said: “The original concept for Twinview was very much developed in response to discussions we were having with clients. The problem was that while complex building models were developed through the design and construction process, due to the need for proprietary software, training, and hardware, this information could not be viewed or maintained after building handover.

“Twinview removes the need for specialist and expensive hardware, software and training. Not only can users view models online using just a web browser, they’ll also be able to update their models and view and access live data right down to individual asset level in milliseconds.”

Rob Charlton added” “Twinview is browser-based, requires no capital investment and is intuitive and easy to use.

“By making this technology and, more importantly, the data it provides more accessible to more building owners and operators we want to play our part in contributing to much-needed improvements in the way physical assets are managed and developed in the future.”