Skip to main content
Start of main content

Public agencies test digital twin tool for improved asset monitoring

December 19, 2023

John Barone, Stantec’s infrastructure technology lead, shares how to improve bridge monitoring with digital twin technology in Engineering News-Record

Public agencies are testing a tool that could take monitoring of bridges and dams to a higher level by using data from drones and sensors in a digital twin. Bentley’s iTwin Applications for Situational Intelligence aims to provide operational insights, improve decision-making and augment inspection processes by using reality meshes.

The city of Denver agreed to let Stantec monitor a pedestrian cable-stayed bridge over the Platte River using the tool. “It’s a unique bridge—cable-stayed with columns arching away from the bridge,” says John Barone, infrastructure technology lead with Stantec. “We’re still in the process of getting data.”

The Stantec team uses drone footage to create a reality capture of the bridge, along with an array of sensors to capture real-time conditions, combining the existing conditions model with the bridge design model.

Read the full article in Engineering News-Record

  • John Barone

    John leverages new technologies like parametric, computational, and generative design to help better deliver work, faster. His team also uses animation, visualization, and virtual and augmented reality to help win work.

    Contact John
End of main content
To top