More importantly, Engineering Class 3D Data provides significant value after the M&A transaction is completed. Typically, after a deal is finalized, it takes months before a site is operationalized and leasing activities can begin. This is because towercos need to inspect sites and gather precise measurements to plan for tower modifications. However, when Millimeter Class 3D Data is gathered during the M&A due diligence process, towercos have a fully functional digital twin that can automate those same measurements and simulate modifications in near real-time. This enables teams to evaluate sites simultaneously and begin leasing activities immediately. This has the potential to accelerate rent by months.
Digital twins also offer value over the full tower lifecycle, and can be referenced for future equipment changes or modifications. Using AI-based tools, Digital Twins can augment and replace traditional labor-intensive activities, such as tower climbs, issue recognition, change detection, report generation, engineering analysis, and as-built comparisons.