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Integrating models of the built and natural environment

17 June 2021

Cross-discipline collaboration, cultural barriers and compelling questions. Better data can help us understand the complex interactions between the urban systems we create and the natural systems in which they operate. Such an understanding would underpin our ability to meet important environmental targets such as Net Zero...

The Value of Information Management in the Construction and Infrastructure Sector

16 June 2021

The Value of Information Management in the Construction and Infrastructure Sector , commissioned by the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) as a partner of the Construction Innovation Hub and produced by KPMG and Atkins, found evidence of strong organisational benefits that could be enabled by...

Press Release: Information Management in Construction Can Deliver Productivity Boost

16 June 2021

Landmark report reveals critical role of Information Management in UK’s economic recovery Every £1 invested in information management (IM) could potentially secure up to £6 of labour time savings while boosting government efforts to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, according to a landmark new report published today...

Summer Newsletter

11 June 2021

screenshot_2021-06-14_at_08.33.54.png Welcome to our Summer newsletter. As I reflect on this last quarter I have been greatly encouraged to see that, despite the continuing challenges we are all facing, there has still continued to be a wealth of activity and progress being made in the programme. We are especially proud to...

Agile Standards - Making Excellence a Habit

9 June 2021

Ron Lang, Chief Technical Officer, Construction Innovation Hub W e have seen over the past year how the COVID-19 response has accelerated the speed and scale of digital transformation. One of the most striking developments is the huge momentum towards the adoption of digital twins in the built environment. It’s an...


Welcome to the Centre for Digital Built Britain.  

The Centre for Digital Built Britain is a partnership between the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the University of Cambridge to understand how the construction and infrastructure sectors could use a digital approach to better design, build, operate, and integrate the built environment. Find out more