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Enhancing Collaboration with Blockchain-Enabled Digital Twins: Perspectives from Stakeholders in the Built Environment

  • Nana Akua Adu-Amankwa
  • Farzad Pour Rahimian
  • Nashwan Dawood

This study explores the potential of Blockchain (BC)-enabled Digital Twins (DT) using qualitative semi-structured interviews to investigate the perception of stakeholders in the Architectural, Engineering, Construction and Facility Management (AEC-FM) industry on the relevance of BC-enabled DTs in augmenting stakeholder collaboration. The findings revealed that most interviewees perceived the potential of a BC-enabled DT in fostering stakeholder collaboration, leading to enhanced project delivery. Some participants viewed affordability drivers, whilst some highlighted the desire to fulfil client demands as influencing drivers for BC-enabled DT implementation in the AEC-FM industry. The study’s empirical findings align with evidence from other industrial sectors, proving that BC can ensure data integrity in a decentralised peer-to-peer framework, whilst DTs can leverage that data for effective and reliable decision-making. In the AEC-FM industry, these technologies are nascent; however, their potential integration could tackle critical issues regarding stakeholder collaboration and information fragmentation, leading to value generation in a decentralised and immutable manner. This study offers insights into implementation strategies for a BC-enabled DT collaborative environment and contributes to accelerating the industry’s approach to digital transformation

  • Keywords:
  • digital twins,
  • blockchain,
  • drivers,
  • collaboration,
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Nana Akua Adu-Amankwa

Teesside University, United Kingdom - ORCID: 0000-0002-9297-5934

Farzad Pour Rahimian

Teesside University, United Kingdom - ORCID: 0000-0001-7443-4723

Nashwan Dawood

Teesside University, United Kingdom - ORCID: 0000-0002-4873-7576

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Enhancing Collaboration with Blockchain-Enabled Digital Twins: Perspectives from Stakeholders in the Built Environment

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Nana Akua Adu-Amankwa, Farzad Pour Rahimian, Nashwan Dawood

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10.36253/979-12-215-0289-3.28

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CONVR 2023 - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality

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Managing the Digital Transformation of Construction Industry

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Pietro Capone, Vito Getuli, Farzad Pour Rahimian, Nashwan Dawood, Alessandro Bruttini, Tommaso Sorbi

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