Adopting Digital Twin and Internet of Things in the Construction Industry: A SWOT Analysis

Vedat Nalioğlu*, Hazal Tokdemir, Deniz Artan

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Abstract

The growing project scales and complexity, increasing number of stakeholders, globalization, developing technology, changing business models, and decreasing profit margins are forcing the construction industry to go under a digital transformation. While moving towards digitalization, new technologies are rapidly adopted in various processes to increase efficiency. Digital twins and the internet of things (IoT) are among these prominent digital developments in recent years. The aim of this paper is to analyze the challenges of using digital twin and IoT technologies within the construction sector. A structured literature review methodology was adopted to examine the state of the art, reveal the research trends, and determine the gaps in the literature. A SWOT analysis is then presented to discuss the benefits offered by these technologies and discuss possible solutions to the challenges identified. The utilization of Digital Twins and IoT technologies within the construction sector offers substantial advantages such as better project management, decreased errors and redo, and heightened productivity and efficiency. The challenges of adoption, on the other hand, include initial costs, integration of digital twins with existing systems, IoT data management, and lack of standardization and security.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding for the Future
Subtitle of host publicationDurable, Sustainable, Resilient - Proceedings of the Symposium 2023 - Volume 2
EditorsAlper Ilki, Derya Çavunt, Yavuz Selim Çavunt
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages1647-1654
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783031325106
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventInternational Symposium of the International Federation for Structural Concrete, fib Symposium 2023 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 5 Jun 20237 Jun 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
Volume350 LNCE
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565

Conference

ConferenceInternational Symposium of the International Federation for Structural Concrete, fib Symposium 2023
Country/TerritoryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period5/06/237/06/23

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Keywords

  • Construction Industry
  • Digital Twins
  • Internet of Things
  • SWOT Analysis

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