In a nutshell, the SPHERE aims to develop a Digital Building Twin enabled platform as a basis for the integration and harmonization of a suite of tools (many contributed by the consortium partners) and with the goal to support the collaboration of stakeholders in the building industry during the entire life-cycle of a building. Ontologies play a crucial role in the project as the main technology element to establish a common integration format between the various tools.
All those interested in Digital Twins in the building industry should take a look at the consortium’s White Paper on Digital Twin Definitions for Buildings.
On another note: due to current travel restrictions, the review meeting was held as a fully-virtual meeting. Thanks to the great organization, the meeting was nevertheless very interesting and constructive.