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Atkins unveils digital twin survey platform

The Cirrus Insite platform enables users to connect data from external sources, to ensure the digital twin remains a true and connected replica of their asset.

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Atkins' digital twin platform is part of its drive to help transform infrastructure delivery
Atkins' digital twin platform is part of its drive to help transform infrastructure delivery

Atkins, a member of the global engineering SNC-Lavalin Group, has announced a new digital twin survey platform for its clients to access, analyse and further develop ultra-high resolution 2D and 3D digital models of their assets.

 

Data is consolidated onto a single platform, hosted securely in the cloud, where it can be used to create a digital representation of an asset. The digital twin can then be measured, marked and annotated by multiple users, facilitating improved collaboration between clients and stakeholders.

 

Infrastructure delivery

 

According to Atkins, the Cirrus Insite platform forms part of its ongoing investment into digital solutions that have the potential to “transform infrastructure delivery”. The platform enables users to connect data from external sources, to ensure the digital twin remains a true and connected replica of their asset.

 

Atkins claims Cirrus Insite tackles the sheer size of data collected from drones and laser scans – a common barrier to the adoption of modern surveying techniques.

 

“Cirrus Insite is an invaluable tool in democratising access to high-quality data of the built and natural environment,” said Brian Gibbs, product director at Atkins.

 

“One area we’re already exploring is the addition of AI for tasks such as defect detection on assets and automated mapping of sites; helping ensure that the data arising from modern mass data capture techniques is efficiently and economically analysed and that insights are brought to bear at pace.”

 

The platform was built using the Gemini Principles, an approach to information management created by the Centre for Digital Built Britain to facilitate the ease of data sharing across government, industry and academia.

“One area we’re already exploring is the addition of AI for tasks such as defect detection on assets and automated mapping of sites”

Atkins said its surveyors and skilled technicians are trained in advanced data acquisition and effective project management techniques, to address all projects regardless of size, complexity, location or time constraints.

 

Cirrus Insite joins Atkins’ portfolio of digital capabilities, which includes aerial and terrestrial high-definition surveying and geospatial data management platforms AtkinsGo, sCDE and WebGIS.

 

Atkins is a design, engineering and project management consultancy employing more than 18,300 people across the UK, North America, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Europe.

 

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global engineering professional services and project management company. SNC-Lavalin’s teams provide comprehensive project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction management, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients across the EDPM (engineering, design and project management), infrastructure, nuclear, and resources businesses.

 

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