Research Questionnaire – Application of the Digital Twin Concept to the Maintenance of Historic Buildings

I am a master student from Loughborough University, and I am conducting a research study as part of my master’s degree requirements. My study is entitled, Application of the Digital Twin Concept to the Maintenance of Historic Buildings. This is a letter of invitation to participate in this research study. The purpose of this study is to gain information relating to the adaptation of the digital twin concept in historic buildings. In addition, the study aims to identify the data sets required to facilitate ongoing preventive conservation and restoration activities in historic buildings using the digital twin, and to elucidate the approaches needed in the future to facilitate the implementation of the digital twin.

The survey will last no more than 10 minutes. Please click the link below to go to the survey Web site (or copy and paste the link into your Internet browser). Your participation will contribute to the current literature on the subject of the digital twin in historic buildings. No compensation will be offered for your participation.

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My research does not require any experience in the digital twin applications.

In this study, I want to identify what data needs to be recorded and collected if the digital twin can be used as a digital tool to assist in the conservation of historic buildings. Therefore, I would like participants to indicate, by answering the questionnaire, what data and information they think needs to be recorded if a digital tool can be used to help us, based on what participants do in their normal historic building conservation activities.

The experience of conventional conservation and maintenance of historic buildings would help this research.

I want to prevent people from thinking that they are not the subject of the study because of the term digital twin, which is in the title of the study.

Your participation in the survey is completely voluntary and all of your responses will be kept confidential. No personally identifiable information will be associated with your responses to any reports of these data. Should you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me at