SPHERE IS A BIM DIGITAL TWIN PLATFORM
SPHERE is a 4-year, Horizon 2020 project that aims to provide
a BIM-based Digital Twin Platform to optimise the building lifecycle,
reduce costs and improve energy efficiency in residential buildings.
An underlying ICT Systems of Systems infrastructure based on Platform as a Service (PaaS) service to allow large scale data, information and knowledge integration and synchronization.
During any phase of the building’s lifecycle, different stakeholders will be able to interact with this BIM Digital Twin model, based on the building’s information and a scalable set of different software tools.
Seamless and efficient updating based on IDDS framework, where any action can be analysed in a virtual environment prior to physical implementation and consequent expenses.
To accelerate market uptake & social acceptance in order to help promote standards and policy that paves the way for a more extended use of ICT-tools in Building design, construction and operations.
Twinning this virtual information model with the reality helps significantly in decision-making during each phase of the whole building’s lifespan, increases collaboration and reduces inefficiencies, while improving the energy efficiency and reducing time and costs.