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Project 9 – Advanced Logistics

The Advanced Logistics project is the second digital demonstrator in TIES Living Lab.

This project is managed by Lamine Mahdjoubi of University of the West of England. It delivers a transformative approach that harnesses the digital twin technology to assist in smart planning of advanced offsite logistics activities to ensure just-in-time delivery of infrastructure assets to construction sites. An advanced logistics TIES Living Lab platform will deliver a range of digital solutions to track the status of an asset throughout its lifecycle from early design using BIM Asset Tagging (BAT) to manufacturing, transportation, and onsite logistics. The outputs will be tested through the web user interface of the Asset Data Intelligent Management System (ADIMS).

Project Outcomes:

  •  TIES asset data points (ADP) is a comprehensive and user-friendly digital platform that helps to guide clients and the supply chain to define their requirements for an asset throughout the project lifecycle
  •  TIES BIM asset tagging (BAT) is a custom-built digital solution that facilitates the automated synchronisation between ADP and associated objects within the Building/Asset Information Model.
  •  TIES smartphone asset data scanning (ADS) is a QR-code based smartphone App (IOS and Android) used to scan and track the latest status of an asset throughout the project lifecycle, including manufacturing, storage, transit and onsite offloading and installation.
  • TIES asset data intelligent management system (ADIMS) is an intelligent digital framework that delivers bi-directional asset data and information integration and synchronisation. 
  • TIES ADIMS web user interface enables ALB demonstrator projects to test project 9 phase 1 outputs 
  • TIES Optimised asset Delivery Route (ODR) is an AI solution that helps to determine the optimised delivery route for transferring the assets to the construction site based on a trade-off between route availability, labour and transportation costs, carbon footprint, and disruption to road users.
  • TIES Advanced Logistics cloud-based platform is an online platform that helps to upload project requirements, BIM models, and associated project information.  It enables the tracking and analysis of the latest status of an asset through a project dashboard.  Outputs include BIM models with associated colour coding, bar charts, asset attributes, and reports.  This information is continuously updated to reflect changes in the asset status.