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June 25, 2020

Digital TwinA recent Markets & Markets report estimates the Digital Twin market will grow from US$3.8 billion in 2019, to US$35.8 billion per year by 2025, at a CAGR of 45.4%. Digital Twin software is already revolutionizing industries such as healthcare, architecture, aerospace, defence, and automotive and transportation.

Furthermore, the global smart infrastructure market, which includes the Digital Twin sector, is expected to thrive at a considerable CAGR between 2020 and 2025 as demand for the smart infrastructure has been a booming year on year, reports Market Research Explore - details. The report for the global smart infrastructure market, named Siemens, Cityzenith, and Black & Veatch, as the leading companies in the sector.

What is a Digital Twin?

Digital Twins bridge the digital and physical worlds. Digital Twins are virtual replicas of buildings, infrastructure and physical assets, fully interconnected with the data in and around them that optimize project performance and help predict and visualize future outcomes.

The world is building larger projects in larger numbers than at any time in history. Our planet must accommodate the equivalent of 10,000 new cities by 2050 just to keep pace with the projected population explosion.

That’s the challenge confronting architects, engineers, and construction professionals today. Yet many are forced to work with 20, 30, 50, and sometimes hundreds of different systems that don’t speak to each other, resulting in multiple disconnected data siloes. The result? Productivity declines, decisions are poorly informed, and projects get delayed or yield sub-optimal outcomes.

That’s where Digital Twin technology takes centre stage.

How is the Digital Twin field evolving?

The global Digital Twin industry, now in the early adopter upswing phase post-hype cycle (ref. Crossing the Chasm), moving from concept to reality, from high-level discussions that ambitiously prophesy a Minority Report-style future, filled with connected, interactive buildings and cyborgs, to ground floor, grassroots, granular implementations of specific ROI-driven use cases.

One of the companies featured in the report, Cityzenith, has been observing a shift in activity away from proof of concept-oriented projects full, enterprise-wide deployments. They are also seeing the expansion of the use of Digital Twin solutions in new sectors that weren’t using them before.

The earliest Digital Twin projects focused primarily on the manufacturing sector, assisting plant operators to better coordinate, manage, and optimize production activity. Their project list today spans multiple sectors, including but not limited to commercial real estate, retail, infrastructure, smart cities, smart campuses, smart districts, energy, and many others.

Interest in all things Digital Twin is growing virally, even as the definition of what a Digital Twin actually is, continues to take shape. Six countries around the world now have a national Digital Twin program, most notably the United Kingdom; in the United States, the AIA is currently considering Digital Twin practice guidelines.

What’s more, both private sector and public sector tenders the world over now routinely call for Digital Twin solutions, including the new mega smart city in Saudi Arabia, which plans to test 19 different Digital Twin use cases over the next two years, and the new capital city of Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh, India, which claimed to be the first ever greenfield city born with a Digital Twin.

The world's most advanced Digital Twin software, SmartWorldPro, is delivering value across multiple functional areas, such as maintenance, energy consumption, space utilization and traffic management. Cityzenith’s Digital Twin platform, SmartWorldPro, aggregates and analyzes information needed to design, build, and run projects at any scale.


Here are useful links to the 3 companies features in the report:


Siemens Digital Twin

Cityzenith Digital Twin

Black & Veatch Digital Twin

Image source: Siemens video appearing on Digitalization in industry: Twins with potential 

David Gordon New 400Everyone is an expert in pricing. It’s either too high or too low based upon your role. Salespeople like it low. Management wants it high. The customer wants it “right” which, usually means “competitive” or “It’s reasonable for the value I am receiving.”

And the term “value” is intriguing as it infers that you understand
• the value that you bring
• the value that your product / service brings
• the competitive landscape (which also includes alternatives and inertia)

But I digress. 

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LDS Magiclite LS 400Magic Lite has announced the signing of Lightspec Canada Inc. as their Specification Sales Agent for the GTA.

As the Canadian Division of Lightspec, LLC, NY, this agency is headed by Steve Danzig as President and Neil Whiteford as Sales Manager. This talented sales team has over 150 years combined experience with Lighting Design, Applications, Lighting Controls, Distribution and Project Management. They are committed to bringing attentive service and expertise to their clients for their designs, projects, lighting requirements and acting as their trusted advisor and partner.

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COVID-19By Atul Minocha, Dawn Werry, and Kimberly Miller

When the pandemic first hit, the industrial manufacturing sector was changing daily. Now, at the start of the recovery phase, the whole industry is adapting. Some companies have had to find completely new markets for their products, while others have started making completely new products. Across the board, supply chains have been disrupted. Buyer behaviours have changed and go-to-market strategies have had to adjust in order to keep business moving. Here are four ways industrial manufacturing companies can recover from COVID-19:

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Gurvinder ChopraBy Gurvinder Chopra

In June 2019, the U.S. grid regulator, NERC, issued a warning that a major hacking group was conducting reconnaissance into the networks of electrical utilities. Just one month later, several major industrial firms announced they had been victims of a state-sponsored hacking campaign.

A year later, hackers targeted over 75 organizations around the world in the manufacturing, media, healthcare, and non-profit sectors, as part of a broad-ranging cyber espionage campaign.

 

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Value of Building Permits - JuneThe $687 million Oakridge Centre mixed use redevelopment project in the city of Vancouver helped raise the total national value of building permits 6.2% to $8.1 billion in June, to a level comparable to pre-COVID levels. Overall, seven provinces reported gains for the month.

Residential permits rise

The total value of residential permits was up 7.0% to $5.3 billion, with gains posted in six provinces. British Columbia posted its third largest value on record for residential permits in June, up 20.4% to $1.3 billion due to large projects such as the Oakridge Centre redevelopment. 

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SouthwireSouthwire has long held a commitment to sustainability, dating back to its first official sustainability report in 2007. Reflecting that commitment, the company recently launched its 2019 sustainability report, prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, featuring an exciting new goal called Carbon Zero.

The 2019 report highlights all areas of sustainability at Southwire and showcases the company’s most significant impacts by focusing on its five key tenets – Growing Green, Living Well, Giving Back, Doing Right and Building Worth.

 

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CSAOn May 8, 2020, Gianluca Arcari was appointed Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer at CSA Group, reporting to David Weinstein, President & CEO. In this role, Gianluca will be responsible for growing CSA’s global Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) organization. Leading a team of more than 200, Gianluca will guide and develop global commercial market sector strategies across CSA Group’s global business units in Home and Commercial, Industrial and Healthcare.

“Gianluca is widely known and respected for his technical and business skills both within CSA Group and in the global TIC market, making him an excellent choice for this role,” said David Weinstein.

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Robin Billingsley"It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of our longtime Marketing Manager, Robin Billingsley," said Beghelli General Manager, Bruno R. Ardito in a heartfelt letter to Beghelli customers.

"Robin had been battling breast cancer for the past few years and on July 23rd, Robin’s battle ended at 40 years young. We have had the pleasure of working with Robin for 13 years and in those 13 years, she executed many of the products and programs we have today. Robin truly represented Beghelli/Beluce ideals, philosophy and vision. 

 

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LDS CBC Lighitng logo 400By Blake Marchand

CBC Lighting has established itself as a premier lighting wholesaler in Canada as well as the U.S. During the pandemic they were able to leverage that expertise to help fill an increased demand for T-UV lamps and ballasts.

Obviously with the global pandemic there has been increased focus on PPE and other sanitary products like hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, as well as Ultraviolet light that kills germs. LDS has published several reports from industry organizations that have recently conducted research studies on the effectiveness of T-UV lamps on neutralizing the COVID-19 virus. 

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