Atkins launches new digital twin survey platform

Atkins has launched a new digital twin survey platform, CIRRUS Insite, which enables 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. 

Uniquely, say the company, the platform – which forms part of Atkins’ ongoing investment into digital solutions that have the potential to transform infrastructure delivery – enables users to connect data from external sources, to ensure the digital twin remains a true and connected replica of their asset.

The platform also tackles the sheer size of data collected from drones and laser scans; a common barrier to the adoption of modern surveying techniques.

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

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

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