The City of Aurora, Illinois seeks a partner to build a "Digital Twin" of City buildings through accurate mapping and modeling of its infrastructure. This will be a multi-step engagement, beginning with imaging all in-scope rooms/floors/buildings before using modeling software to build the 2-Dimensional or ideally 3-Dimensional Digital Twin. The City prefers to find a partner to perform both elements, but may choose to split the work amongst qualified vendors.
This city-wide initiative is led by Aurora's Information Technology Department.
The evolution of Aurora's building infrastructure is no longer well-represented by original blueprints. City Hall, for example, has had multiple additions made over the last 70+ years, and there is no cohesive, accurate map of the building as it stands today. Additionally, across City buildings, there are numerous unrecorded instances of walls removed or installed, doors added or removed, among other alterations.
City stakeholders lack a centralized, accurate schematic of its building stock - and seek a partner to help build one.
This major overhaul of Aurora infrastructure records includes all City buildings, excluding the public schools. This represents approximately 80 structures ranging from wells to City Hall to the Aurora Police Department headquarters. Qualified vendors will receive an exact building list and estimated square footage at a later stage.
Project leaders envision a partner bringing 360-degree cameras to each building/floor/room at the outset. Once these images have been captured over some scheduled period of time at each in-scope location, they hope these to be "stitched" together to create a "doll-house" digital schematic. This Digital Twin will ideally be 3-Dimensional.
Beyond employee ease-of-use and record-keeping, project stakeholders imagine this as a major public safety effort. They have developed a list of "linked assets" that they would like to be tied to the Digital Twin. Some examples of these assets include:
Project leaders may choose to bring these linked assets online in phases depending on the chosen solution's capabilities and cost structure.
This request for qualification was released on Friday, November 18, 2022.
We will be accepting responses through Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 5:00 pm.
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