The Rise of Digital Twins: Transforming Infrastructure to Create a Greener Future

Here’s Why Investors are Starting to Pay Attention to Infrastructure Digital Twins

By Steve Cockerell, Industry Marketing Director, Rail & Transit, Bentley Systems

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The Rise of Digital Twins

Over the last few years, there has been a surge of interest in the potential role of digital twins, particularly in how the technology is transforming how infrastructure is planned, developed, built, and operated. So much so that current digital techniques, including digital twins, are at the center of an emergent government-industry reform effort, and have been cited in major papers such as the Construction Playbook, the Transforming Infrastructure Performance Road Map to 2030, and the Gemini Papers.

Since the CDBB program’s inception in 2017, there has been a significant improvement in the quality of conversation among industry, academia, and the public sector. Discussions have resulted in a deeper understanding of the applications and benefits of infrastructure digital twins, as well as increased investment in the technology, but can the same be true of negotiations between the infrastructure business and the investors, insurers, banks, and other organizations that supply a large portion of their funding and finance?

After speaking with a diverse group of investors, the report concludes that the finance community can leverage the potential of digital twins for infrastructure to support investment decisions, and in doing so promote better outcomes from the infrastructure in which they are investing. Furthermore, by playing a larger role in the digital transformation of infrastructure, investors can help enterprises, people, and the environment, Alexandra Bolton stating that she believed “the finance community has a huge opportunity to use their influence not only to create these lower risk, higher profit investments, but to create a greener, fairer, safer future.”

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This article was republished with prior written permission from Bentley Systems.

(Source: Cockerell, Steve. “Here’s Why Investors Are Starting to Pay Attention to Infrastructure Digital Twins.” Bentley Blog, Bentley Systems, 6 Sept. 2022, https://blog.bentley.com/heres-why-investors-are-starting-to-pay-attention-to-infrastructure-digital-twins/.)

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