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Atkins launches digital twin survey platform

23 June 2020 | By Andrew Pring

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, says Atkins, the platform enables users to connect data from external sources, to ensure the digital twin remains a true and connected replica of their asset.

The platform can handle large amounts of data collected from drones and laser scans, which can present a 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.
Atkins’ surveyors and skilled technicians are trained in advanced data acquisition and effective project management techniques, to address all projects regardless of size, complexity, location or time constraints.

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