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Data Center World 2022

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World 2022 educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies like edge computing, co-location, hyperscale, and predictive analytics - all within a rapidly changing global business climate -- in order to give attendees a leg up on their competitors to become the new trailblazers of the data center. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

Case Study: Digital Twin + AI for Construction Planning, Monitoring, and Risk Analysis on the Largest Data Center Project, under construction in the United States

Mani Golparvar  (CTO and Co-Founder, Reconstruct Inc.)

John Jurewicz  (Director of Innovation, Walbridge)

Location: 6ABC

Date: Tuesday, March 29

Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard - Get your pass now!

Track: Design, Build, Operate, Control

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Reconstruct Inc.

Digital transformation is a key focus area for data center owners to thread the construction process digitally for improved productivity, reduced costs, and increased safety performance. To aid this digital transformation, several leading data center companies have put in aggressive plans for their contractors, to leverage 5D modeling technology linking the 3D digital twins to schedule progress and cost estimates in real-time, simplifying physical progress and cost tracking process through the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to speed up decision-making, and improve project data accuracy.

In this talk, we share our experience around planning and implementation of such a visual production management system for achieving improved efficiency during the construction of the largest data center that is currently under construction in the United States. Specifically, we will present how images and videos from 360 cameras, phones and drones are used with computer vision algorithms to automatically generate 3D reality models of data center construction sites over the project timeline. We also demonstrate how reality models are integrated with BIM and project schedules in the form of digital twins such that AI algorithms can track construction progress, quality, and productivity to identify risk for potential delays.

Through sharing insights on how the underlying technology was used during construction; lessons learned will be shared and framed around best practices for implementation. This led to a win-win outcome for the client and the construction team. Based on these implementation lessons, we will highlight the ongoing research and development and share our perspectives with data center owners and contractors on how to strategically formulate their digital transformation initiatives, paving the way to achieving improved analysis of production and risk , allowing the team to attack issues previously unforeseen, in more meaningful ways.