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WillowTwin™ - Solution for Existing Buildings

White Paper: Creating Intelligent Spaces (Microsoft)

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What is a Digital Twin?

What is Digital Engineering?

What is Digital Architecture?

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Willow Corporate Trailer

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Customer Video: Investa

Customer Video: WillowRail

Explainer: What is a Digital Twin?

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(September 2019)

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Case Study: Investa - 567 Collins Street

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Case Study: Global Switch

Frequently Asked Questions

Willow is the digital twin for the built world.

Willow is a global technology company, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, New York, Seattle, London and Tel Aviv.

We provide a software platform, WillowTwin™ and professional services, WillowDigital™ to accelerate digital adoption.

Our mission is to empower every person and organisation to connect with the built world in a whole new way.

Together with our employees, customers, partners and communities, we are transforming the world to be more sustainable, connected, intuitive and innovative.

Digital twins for the built world.

Notably, a digital twin is not a new innovation. Defined by the industry as “virtual replicas of physical assets,” they were first used by NASA, however have now found value in many other industries, such as aviation, oil & gas and manufacturing.

Willow is redefining the digital twin, and bringing it to the built world.

Willow’s unique capability is a digital first approach that applies to the entire lifecycle of a project.

This unique heritage and expertise is coupled with a software platform that integrates geospatial, static and live data to create a future ready, smart building or infrastructure network.

Our WillowTwin™ solution is a new standard of digital twin.

We start with industry expertise delivered through our professional services, which guide and build our digital twin.

In the era of the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge is upon us, Willow is partnering with some of the largest technology leaders, including Microsoft, to ensure your data remains secure, and in the right hands.

Willow leverages the digital twin as a gateway into an entire ecosystem of solutions – an industry first in the world of digital twins. Digital twins for the built world, as defined by Willow, are the key to the smart cities of the future.

Willow works across corporate and commercial real estate, corporate campuses, hospitality, rail, roads, aviation and social infrastructure (including hospitals and data centres).

The priority sectors include commercial and corporate real estate, as well as roads and rail.

Willow delivers a software platform, WillowTwin™ and professional services, WillowDigital™ to accelerate digital adoption.

These distinct, but related parts of our business work together to guide, build and manage the journey to smart buildings and infrastructure networks, at a project and portfolio level.

WillowTwin™ is a ground-breaking software platform that re-imagines the digital twin for the built world.

WillowTwin™ integrates, analyses and manages data at scale, delivering insights to improve performance and experience of buildings and infrastructure networks.

Willow’s Handover Dashboard collects, validates and stores equipment and sensor data into a single database.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • A single database and dashboard on all equipment and sensors belonging to a building or infrastructure network
  • Clarity between contactor and owner on the readiness of data at handover
  • Reduction of risk resulting from misalignment of the supply chain
  • Reduced financial strain created by lack of clarity on data readiness at handover.

Validates and prepares data to empower actionable insights via the WillowTwin™.

The Twin Creator automatically tags and attributes model data through our machine-learning algorithms and smart tagging engine – from old and new systems.

A key feature of the Twin Creator is Willow’s Handover and Commissioning dashboard which creates a clear and trusted view on the status of data readiness at time of handover.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • A single database and dashboard for the assets residing in a building or infrastructure network
  • Haystack compatibility
  • Digital restoration of equipment and sensors – legacy and new
  • Machine-learning discovery and automated digital tagging
  • Insights understood in human – not only – computational language
  • Apply common file naming conventions
  • Align equipment and sensors to geospatial data creating data context and improved insights
  • Clarity between contractor and owner on the readiness of data at handover
  • Reduction of risk resulting from misalignment of the supply chain
  • Reduced financial strain created by lack of clarity on data readiness at handover.

Live stream is the integration of disparate systems and licensing of live data into the WillowTwin™.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Easy setup and integration of disparate systems
  • Bypass outdated existing IT infrastructure
  • Realtime analysis and insights on all live data including IoT (Internet of Things) devices
  • Live system uptime feed
  • Automation of primary systems activity
  • Visibility of restructured live data
  • Encrypted remote VPN connection
  • State-of-the-art load balancing and time series databases
  • Immediate connection availability, no downtime
  • Remote patching and maintenance
  • Encrypted data exchange

Run your facility from a single interface and command back to all of the subsystems, and bypass multiple interface logins with our virtual master key.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • A single view of all relevant aspects of your building or infrastructure network’s performance. This can be at a projector portfolio level.
  • Saves you time and effort in logging in and out of multiple system interfaces to manage the performance of your portfolio.
  • Protects current IT infrastructure investment, with no requirement to rip and replace.
  • Accelerated future improvements on the performance of your building or infrastructure network via third-party integrations.
  • One initial integration fee for applications. There are no additional future integration charges.
  • Data is no longer scattered and lost across systems. Updates to data are automated to one view

Inspect the health and wellbeing of the equipment and sensors within your building or infrastructure network, to identify, prevent and predict faults and malfunctions, in real-time.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Reduction of cost through the proactive maintenance of your equipment and sensors, preventing and predicting future faults
  • Reduce occupant complaints by being prepared with potential issues
  • Full tracking of all work carried out on all equipment connected to WillowTwin™
  • System and Vendor performance transparency
  • Keep occupants safe through proactive management to safety regulations
  • Streamlined reporting of governance and compliance

A completely customisable application to differentiate your building or infrastructure network. Providing your occupants with an easy-to-use mobile application whilst gathering valuable data on current and future needs.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Attract occupants and differentiate your building or infrastructure network
  • Enable the customer services team to connect and engage with occupants in an easy- to-use mobile application
  • Unlock data relating to the occupant behaviour and actions, to better understand current and future needs and create improved experiences
  • Drive actionable outcomes and engagement to improve the space utilisation, as well as health and well being in specific environments
  • Unlock new streams of revenue and market opportunities

WillowDigital™ delivers digital engineering and architecture services to customers.

The WillowDigital™ team understands the processes required to harness the technology of today, innovation of tomorrow and unlock the power of data within the portfolios of both buildings and infrastructure networks.

At Willow, we define Digital Architecture as the design and delivery of buildable plans, which embrace the latest technology and data insights.

The WillowDigital™ architecture team are a team of highly experienced digital architects who design and deliver smart buildings and infrastructure projects.

Partnering with owners and contractors, we ensure architectural documents are buildable, and technologically ready for the future.

The Digital Architecture offerings include existing site and services modelling, design development, construction documentation and site services.

Willow’s Digital Engineering team leads digital transformation for the built world. This expertise brings together static and geospatial data to accelerate and enable the creation of smart buildings and infrastructure networks.

Our team, who specialise in complex, major projects, start with a holistic view of how buildings and infrastructure networks will be operated and maintained. This is achieved with the creation of a digital vision and roadmap.

The implementation of the digital playbook includes digital twin and BIM management, coupled with the auditing and clash detection of models and data sets.

City defining projects are in Willow’s core mission statement, and exactly the type of complex and multi-faceted projects that we have a proven track record of delivering. We celebrate great architecture and are partners to ensure the vision is realised from concept to reality.

We add the greatest value to the procurement process when engaged at the commencement of the detail design phase to steer the project through to completion with detailed and compliant documentation and models, ready for construction.

Our work is underpinned by our unparalleled capability in the creation of built elements in the 3D environment which enhances the coordination with structure and services.

This combination of skills, experience and technology will give you certainty of construction delivery, allowing you to be one step ahead in managing program phasing, giving you clarity of the design outcome and the ability to de-risk construction with fewer on-site delays.

Our digital first approach is aligned to the highest global standards of project delivery. The benefits include:

COMPLIANCE AND REGULATION:

Detailed documentation, ready to build and adhering to industry regulation and compliance is provided.

REDUCED RISK:

Structured 3D workflows are provided to enhance the coordination of services, structure and architecture. This reduces the risk in construction, interface management and handover.

PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME:

By forging the strongest design and executive architect teams, WillowDigital™ provides competitive fees delivering a better project outcome in your smart building or infrastructure project.

Due to the nature of how we work and our familiarity with embracing free form architectural design, we have proven outcomes in partnering with world-renowned design architects to deliver the best project outcome.

PROJECT PRIDE:

Our team are passionate and appreciate sophisticated design, yet will approach your project from a constructability stand point, ensuring we provide you with a project to be proud of.

Our team start with the end in mind for all engagements. Supporting your vision for a smart building or infrastructure network, the Digital Engineering approach includes

  • Provision of a tailored and practical digital strategy and roadmap.
  • Implementation of the digital roadmap, This is enhanced by training the supply chain by experienced practitioners during the construction and operation phase.
  • Review, validation, clash detection and auditing of models and data sets to support handover and delivery

DAY ONE READY

Increased certainty of the delivery of digital information day one of Practical Completion for ‘As built’ information, record 3D models and asset data Using the Willow Digital Twin Platform during commissioning and handover ensures that data, documentation and 3D models are collated and verified as the information is produced. Complete transparency and accountability is offered by way of a live completions dashboard and customisable reporting system giving the completions team full view as their handover documentation comes together.

FOUNDATION FOR SMART BUILDINGS & INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORKS

Static, live, and geospatial data is ready and available in the operations & facilities management phase of your smart building or infrastructure network. This helps to drive root cause analysis of arising issues, drive better insights across a portfolio or infrastructure network and draws data from the growing number of software applications.

REDUCED RISK OF REWORK

With experienced practitioners in the built environment, Clients can rest relax knowing that our team understand what to look for and what stage of a project to ensure project teams focus on the important issues and put plans in place for the items that could cause challenges at later stages.

COMPLIANCE AND GOVERNANCE

With new building compliance bodies introducing new standards and requirements dictating the digitisation of the built environment, our team understands how to isolate the important information and ensures these are captured throughout the project lifecycle.

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Rachel Ebalan-Ramirez

General Manager, Manila

As the GM/Principal of the Manila Studio, Rachel leads the overall operations and general management of the branch office to ensure all activities are aligned with the company business objectives.

She serves as a key part of the Operations Executive Group with input into the strategies formulated for operational growth, practice improvements, efficient resourcing and project delivery, culture development, and structure across the whole business.

Rachel oversees all Manila-based Shared-Services Teams and manages the execution of an effective and collaborative approach in providing support to the global company operations.

Corporate Connect Stages 2 & 3

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Size/scale:
    30,000 sqm (322,917 sqft)
  • Architect: WMK
  • Contractor: Taylor Construction
  • Developer: Goodman
  • Owner/Operator: Goodman
  • Engaged by: Taylor Construction
  • Willow’s role: Digital Architecture

100 Queens Street

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Size/scale:
    34,900 sqm (375,660 sqft)
  • Architect: Kirsten Thompson Architects
  • Owner/Operator: GPT Group
  • Engaged by: GPT Group
  • Willow’s role: Digital Engineering

32 Smith Street

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Size/scale:
    26,000 sqm (279,861 sqft)
  • Architect: Fender Katsalidis
  • Owner/Operator: GPT
  • Engaged by: GPT
  • Willow’s role: Digital Engineering

567 Collins Street

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Size/scale:
    55,000 sqm (592,015 sqft)
  • Architect: COX and Spowers
  • Developer: Investa
  • Owner/Operator: Investa
  • Engaged by: Investa
  • Willow’s role: Digital Engineering, WillowTwin™

Barrack Place, 151 Clarence Street

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Size/scale:
    20,000 sqm (236,806 sqft)
  • Architect: Architectus
  • Contractor: Built
  • Developer: Investa
  • Owner/Operator: Investa
  • Engaged by: Investa
  • Willow’s role: Digital Engineering, WillowTwin™

Sydney Metro Martin Place

  • Sector: Commercial / Rail
  • Size/scale:
    20,000 sqm (236,806 sqft)
  • Architect: JPW, Grimshaw and Tzannes
  • Developer: Macquarie Group
  • Owner/Operator: Macquarie Group / Transport for NSW
  • Engaged by: Savills / Macquarie Group
  • Willow’s role: Digital Engineering

Tempo Drummoyne

  • Sector: Residential
  • Size/scale:
    4,000 sqm (43,055 sqft)
  • Architect: FKM
  • Developer: EG Funds
  • Engaged by: FKM
  • Willow’s role: Digital Architecture

Sydney Light Rail

  • Sector: Light Rail
  • Size/scale:
    12 KM Span 19 stations
  • Architect: Grimshaw
  • Owner/Operator: Transport for NSW
  • Engaged by: Grimshaw
  • Willow’s role: Digital Architecture

Summer Hill

  • Sector: Residential
  • Size/scale:
    24,789 sqm (266,826 sqft)
  • Architect: HASSELL
  • Developer: EG Funds
  • Engaged by: HASSELL
  • Willow’s role: Digital Architecture

Waterloo Road Campus

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Size/scale:
    120,773 sqm (1,229,990 sqft)
  • Architect: Architectus
  • Contractor: John Holland Group
  • Developer: John Holland Group
  • Owner/Operator: John Holland Group
  • Engaged by: John Holland Group
  • Willow’s role: Digital Engineering

Global Switch Ultimo

  • Sector: Data Centre
  • Size/scale:
    40,000 sqm (430,556 sqft)
  • Architect: DEM
  • Owner/Operator: Global Switch
  • Engaged by: Global Switch
  • Willow’s role: Digital Engineering

Pittsburgh International Airport

  • Sector: Aviation
  • Size/scale:
    58,714 sqm (631,992 sqft)
  • Architect: Gensler / Luis Videl & Architects
  • Owner/Operator: Pittsburgh International Airport
  • Engaged by: Pittsburgh International Airport
  • Willow’s role: Digital Engineering

60 Martin Place

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Size/scale:
    40,000 sqm (430, 556 sqft)
  • Architect: HASSELL
  • Contractor: Lendlease
  • Developer: Investa
  • Owner/Operator: Investa
  • Engaged by: Investa
  • Willow’s role: Digital Engineering, WillowTwin™ platform

480 Hay Street /
The Westin Hotel Perth

  • Sector: Hospitality, Commercial
  • Size/scale:
    48,000 sqm (516,667 sqft)
  • Architect: HASSELL
  • Contractor: BCG
  • Owner/Operator:
    Westin (Marriott Hotels)
  • Engaged by: HASSELL
  • Willow’s role: Digital Architecture

The Sandstones Precinct

  • Sector: Hospitality, Conference
  • Size/scale:
    30,000 sqm (322,917 sqft)
  • Architect: MAKE Architects
  • Contractor: Built
  • Owner/Operator:
    Pontiac Land Group
  • Developer: Pontiac Land Group
  • Engaged by: Pontiac Land Group
  • Willow’s role: Digital Architecture

The Star Sovereign Resort

  • Sector: Hospitality
  • Size/scale:
    148,644 sqm (1.6 million sqft)
  • Architect: HBA (Design)
  • Contractor: Built
  • Owner/Operator:
    The Star Entertainment
  • Engaged by: The Star Entertainment
  • Willow’s role: Digital Architecuture (Lead Consultant)

The Ribbon

  • Sector: Hospitality, Residential (Serviced apartments)
  • Size/scale:
    54,800 sqm (589,862 sqft)
  • Architect: HASSELL (Design Architect)
  • Contractor: Grocon
  • Developer: Grocon
  • Owner/Operator: Greaton/W Hotel (Marriot Hotels)
  • Engaged by: Grocon
  • Willow’s role: Digital Engineering, Digital Architecture

477 Collins Street

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Size/scale:
    55,000 sqm (592,015 sqft)
  • Architect: Grimshaw
  • Owner/Operator: Mirvac
  • Engaged by: Mirvac
  • Willow’s role: Digital Engineering

Top Golf (various locations)

  • Sector: Hospitality
  • Size/scale:
    572,250-726,790 sqm (6,159,647-7,823,102 sqft)
  • Contractor: Arco Murray
  • Owner/Operator: Top Golf
  • Engaged by: Arco Murray
  • Willow’s role: Digital Engineering

Vanessa Iezzi

Head of People & Culture

Passionate about creating great workplaces and developing people, Vanessa is responsible for establishing the key foundations to scale Willow’s culture globally.

This includes overseeing global recruitment, talent mapping, people development frameworks, and driving engagement with Willow’s values throughout the organisation.

Tom White

Chief of Staff

Tom is Willow’s Chief of Staff. He delivers a full range of services across the business, developing business and project plans for initiatives that cut across the organization, including new offerings, partnership opportunities, improvements to internal operations whilst developing new programs to support the strategic direction of the organization.

Justin Gurney

Principal/Regional Head of WillowDigital

Justin is inspired by Willow’s vision and drive to transform the property industry. Justin made the decision to join Willow as Principal and Regional Head of WillowDigital in order to work on the delivery of iconic projects through smart technology. He is responsible for the delivery of complex and large-scale projects in the hotel, commercial office, and high-rise residential sectors while bringing to Willow over 25 years of experience in architecture and construction.

Dr. Michael Easson, AM FRICS FAICD

Chairman and Co-Founder

As Chairman, Michael guides Willow’s vision and strategic direction, provides corporate governance oversight and assists the company in fostering strategic long-term relationships. Michael’s experience in infrastructure and property is extensive across the private and public sectors, with over 35 years experience in real estate development and investment.

Adam Geha

Executive Director and Co-Founder

Adam is responsible for guiding Willow’s capital raising activities and regularly reviewing financial strategy and performance.

In addition to his role with Willow, Adam is the CEO and Co-founder of EG Funds Management, where he has led and supervised over USD 1.8 billion in commercial property investment and development for over 20 years.

Lee Fogarty

Principal & Head of Pre-Contracts

Lee takes a hands-on approach to managing and growing Willow’s international operations both as an architect and practice director.

Lee has been involved in a large number of projects from design phase into construction and operation. He knows how to harness the latest technologies to build buildings in the virtual world creating streamlined documentation that facilitates more cost and time efficient projects. In the future, Lee believes we will move completely away from 2D drawings into the 3D virtual world resulting in streamlined and more effective construction and procurement methods.

Shaun Klann

President - USA & Europe

Shaun leads the United States and European operations of Willow. With a background combining engineering, strategic consulting, and property development, Shaun has come to be recognised as one of North America’s most sought after smart building experts.

Shaun is our lead spokesperson for growth in the US and Europe.

Rani Adam

Chief Innovation Engineer

As Chief Innovation Engineer at Willow, Rani oversees the technical development and engineering on a global scale. His experience to date, having produced technology for a spectrum of sectors, is both visionary and practical. In creation of technology for e-commerce, rail, fintech, infrastructure and commercial real estate applications, Rani enables effortless user experiences. His experience in complex backend design has allowed for B2B (business-to-business), B2C (business-to-customer), and P2P (peer-to-peer) interactivity and economy. In addition to realising universal applications for technology (spanning web and mobile), Rani is responsible for leading Willow’s Software Engineering Teams through complex and specialised project conditions.

Will Sessions

Chief Information Officer

Will Sessions is the Chief Information Officer at Willow. In this role, he oversees all aspects of IT operations, infrastructure, applications, and architecture within the business. He also manages the strategic technological roadmaps, not to mention new technologies, initiatives, trends, cloud technologies, data analytics and information workflow.

Will’s technical background is grounded in the infrastructure space including network, computer server, security, and virtualisation before moving into new Cloud technologies.

Prior to joining Willow in 2017, he held consulting and strategic roles at companies such as Versent, SunRice, and CIMIC.

Sallyann Allman

Business Development Director

As Business Development Director, Sallyann leads Willow’s new business development strategy and customer engagement.

Queens Plaza Park

  • Sector: Commercial Multi-Family
  • Size/scale:
    92,903 sqm (1 million sqft)
  • Architect: Handel Architects
  • Developer: Durst Organisation
  • Owner/Operator: Durst Organisation
  • Engaged by: Durst Organisation
  • Willow’s role: Digital Engineering, WillowTwin™ platform

Daniel Isserow

Chief Finance Officer

An experienced finance professional with 8 years investment banking experience together with 4 years working in the Big 4, Daniel brings the fiscal discipline required to successfully grow the business and ensure its operational efficiency. Daniel is responsible for the areas of Finance, Legal, HR, and IT across the business.

Daniel is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Master of Taxation from UNSW.

Daniel Kalnins

Global Head of Digital

As the Global Head of Digital, Daniel is responsible for the technical and strategic direction of the Digital Engineering Services Team. He is also a member of the Senior Executive Team in helping shape the path of the current and future business focus.

Gerard Francis

Managing Director and Chief Operations Officer

As Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Gerard is the co-head of the Executive Team (with the CEO) and manages the day-to-day operations of the organisation, its people and resources.

Gerard is responsible for implementing the strategy approved by the board ensuring that the organisation structure and processes meet the strategic and cultural needs of the organisation.

Gerard has utilised this depth of knowledge and leadership to provide strong governance, strategic direction and operational stability as Willow enters a new phase of growth and maturity.

Dale Brett

Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder

Dale Brett is the Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Willow, Australia’s fastest growing provider of smart technology for the built world. With a personal drive to solve complex and real-world problems with technological solutions, Dale leads the technology, product, and innovation at Willow.

In the last two years alone, Dale has led the ideation and implementation of groundbreaking technologies such as the WillowTwin™ Technology Platform, the Marketplace, and the WillowRail Operations to name a few. The technology is now being utilised by the world’s largest real estate owners, including Microsoft, AXA, and Investa Property Group. The common goal being, to make the world more sustainable, connected, intuitive, and innovative.

Joshua Ridley

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

As CEO, Joshua oversees the strategic direction, growth, and management of the company. He is passionate about culture, people, and growing a global company that has a positive impact on our world.

Joshua has built a reputation for his strong leadership and innovation with some of the largest and most admired owners of infrastructure and real estate including the Durst Organisation and Macquarie. He believes in building a global network of strong partners and has spearheaded partnerships with leading organisations such as Microsoft, thyssenkrupp, and Strukton Rail.

He has overseen the development of over $10B of projects through Design and Construction in a senior leadership capacity, and has partnered with preeminent architects, including KPF, Foster & Partners, Perkins Will, and Grimshaw. In Australia, he has worked on major projects with companies including Investa, GPT, Mirvac, Grocon, Brookfield, Multiplex, John Holland, CPB, Pontiac, Star, and NSW Government.

Joshua is our lead corporate spokesperson, covering the history of Willow, our vision for the built world, client engagements and breaking stories.

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