Digital twin platform for efficient construction management

The use of advanced technology is essential for improving the construction industry by allowing for more efficient management, increased productivity, and reduction of operational waste and carbon footprint.

The H2020 EU-funded BIM2TWIN project will create a Digital Building Twin (DBT) platform for construction site management using artificial intelligence (AI) and semantic linked data techniques linked to the Building Information Model (BIM).

The Project started on November 1st 2020 with a total Budget of 6 million Euro and will last for 42 months. It will be concluded in 2024 with its implementation in three real case demonstrations in different European countries.

BIM2TWIN aims to build a Digital Building Twin (DBT) platform for construction management that implements lean principles to reduce operational waste of all kinds, shortening schedules, reducing costs, enhancing quality and safety and reducing carbon footprint.

The project proposes a comprehensive, holistic approach, based on a platform that will provide full situational insight on the as-built product and as-performed processes, which will be used and compared to the as-designed product and as-planned processes through an extensible set of construction management applications to implement a closed-loop Plan-Do-Check-Act process.

The full process will rely on multiple onsite sensors for data acquisition and cross-domain analysis, and complex AI-based event processing. The DBT will offer an application programming interface allowing construction management applications to interoperate with its data/information/knowledge bases. The applications for the enhanced construction process management will have as results:

  • Automating progress monitoring and quality control for volumetric and superficial works.
  • Enhanced occupational health and safety of construction workers, to detect and prevent real-time risks
  • Controlling equipment on site efficiently, real-time positioning monitoring, planning/prediction of equipment paths and use time.
  • Advanced management of construction planning, to predict changes impacts and simulate alternative schedules.

Acciona will lead the Digital Building Twin platform implementation and validation in three real case demonstrations in France, Finland and Spain, the latter being a cutting edge Project executed by Acciona in Barcelona.


  • 42 Months
  • From November 2020 to April 2024


  • CSTB - Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment (coordinador)
  • Acciona Construccion
  • Aarhus Universitet
  • Fira Group
  • Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation
  • IDP Ingenieria y Arquitectura Iberia
  • Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique
  • Intsite
  • Orange
  • Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum
  • Siemens
  • Spada Construction
  • TECHNION - Israel Institute of Technology
  • Technische Universitaet Muenchen
  • UNISMART - Fondazione Universita degli Studi di Padova
  • Universita Politecnica delle Marche
  • University of Cambridge


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