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Reminder – SMART Session 2 Begins in June

The SMART Competition has two start dates for the competition schedule.  Even though there are no official competition beginning or ending dates for the competition, SMART has divided its judging calendar into two competition sessions per year. Competition Session 1:

Nvidia’s digital twin platform will change how scientists and engineers think

Nvidia has announced several significant upgrades to its scientific computing for digital twins platform and released these capabilities for widespread use.  Highlights include the general release of Modulus, a physics-informed AI tool, support for new Omniverse integrations and support for

Semi-transparent organic photovoltaic filters for agrivoltaic greenhouses

Researchers in the United States have tested organic photovoltaic filters in a greenhouse hosting lettuce growth and have found the devices’ transmission spectra may help fine-tune the characteristics of the plant.  They used transcriptomic analysis to assess the key modifications

Designing the Smart City Digital Twin

A smart city digital twin relies on a number of layers of data that build on top of each other, layering in information about the terrain, buildings, infrastructure, mobility, and IoT devices. The digital twin uses the data generated in

How BIM helps to create a more disaster-resilient world

Building information modeling (BIM) could have a transformative impact on the resilience of the built environment. The frequency and scale of natural disasters have been increasing since the beginning of the century, and experts believe these disasters may grow even

How Singapore created the first country-scale digital twin

Recently, Singapore completed work on the world’s first digital twin of an entire nation.  Bentley Systems tools accelerated the process of transforming raw GIS, lidar, and imagery data into reality mesh, building, and transportation models of the country. “We envisaged

Special Announcement – Two Annual Competition Sessions in 2022

The SMART Competition has modified its competition schedule. Even though there are no official competition beginning or ending dates for the competition, SMART has divided its judging calendar into two competition sessions per year. •  Competition Session 1: December 1

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Bentley Systems: The Year in Infrastructure and the 2021 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure

Join CEO Greg Bentley, Bentley executives, Siemens, and AEC Advisors for their latest insights on December 1st and 2nd during the Year in Infrastructure. Throughout the virtual event, Bentley Systems and its partners will celebrate the digital advancements in infrastructure and

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3 innovations for off-grid power storage

Over the past decade, the idea of a closed-loop off-the-grid home that draws its power from batteries has gone from that of an improbable wish to a very real option for many homeowners. And what’s driving this change may surprise

Smart City Tech Is Being Built Into Planned Communities

Planned development communities like New Haven in Ontario, Calif., are highlighting urban technology applications and features as signature amenities as consumer expectations reach well beyond standard pools and parks. A gita robot delivery cart follows a pedestrian in a planned

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