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Siemens acquires digital twin software from EcoDomus

by Sion Geschwindt
Siemens acquires digital twin software from EcoDomus

Siemens Smart Infrastructure has signed an agreement to acquire EcoDomus‘ digital twin software for buildings.

In a statement released last week, Siemens Smart Infrastructure explained that the move will help expand its digital building portfolio, including its cloud-based building operations twin software and its flagship building management platform Desigo CC.

EcoDomus software creates, maintains, and visualises Building Information Modelling (BIM)-based digital twins, making design and construction data available for building operations and maintenance.

Customers can generate digital replicas of their real buildings and assets, creating a common data environment that integrates BIM, Building Management Systems (BMS), Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and Internet of Things (IoT) systems.

The solution enables BIM-driven workflows and digital twin-based lifecycle management, complemented by 3D visualisation.

Henning Sandfort, CEO of Building Products at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, said: “The way we operate buildings is fundamentally changing, thanks to the power of digitalisation and digital twins.

“By enhancing our existing offering for digitalised buildings with EcoDomus’ software, we are strengthening our leading industry position in that dynamic market, offering our customers the full-spectrum benefits of BIM-based operations.”

In the past, BIM data usage has mostly focused on a building’s construction phase. Today, its benefits can also be leveraged in the operations and maintenance phase. This is crucial because this is where 80 percent of a building’s total lifecycle costs will occur, the company added.

The closing of the deal is expected in the next few months and subject to the conditions agreed by both parties.

Image credit: Siemens Smart Infrastructure

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