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CDBB officially launches the Digital Twin Hub

31 March 2020

The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) has launched the Digital Twin Hub (DT Hub), a new online community to promote best practice in digital twins for infrastructure and as a testbed for the Information Management Framework for the built environment to enable the future National Digital Twin. CDBB’s DT Hub is a...

BIM Report on Evaluating Tools for Maturity and Benefits Mesaurement

31 March 2020

In 2019, the Centre for Digital Built Britain, as part of the Construction Innovation Hub and in partnership with the UK BIM Alliance, commissioned a project to evaluate existing tools that assess BIM maturity and identify the benefits (return on investment) of using BIM in projects. The results of the research are...

Blog: Can digital twins help planning for remote working?

27 March 2020

Increasing numbers of people are currently working from home. Whether you are following Government advice on self-isolating or are one of the growing number of people working remotely on a regular basis, telecommuting is shaping the world we live in. A CDBB project by Dr Li Wan, Lecturer from Land Economy Department in...

Blog: David Mosey on the procurement landscape and benefits of change

26 March 2020

A new Construction Innovation Hub research programme explores procurement strategies to incentivise collaborative delivery and optimise whole-life outcomes. Lead author of the review, Professor David Mosey from King’s College London Centre of Construction Law, considers the current procurement landscape and the benefits of...

Blog: Digital Twins: How to ensure data is informing better decision making

11 March 2020

The Centre for Digital Built Britain works in partnership with the Infrastructure Client Group's Digital Transformation Task Group (DTTG) on the National Digital Twin Programme and its Digital Twin Hub. To understand more about each initiative and to hear Mark Enzer, Chair of both DTTG and the National Digital Twin...


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

Read more at: Capability Framework and Research Agenda for a Digital Built Britain

2 August 2019

Capability Framework and Research Agenda One of the questions the Department for BEIS originally asked CDBB was - “ what do we need to do to build a digital built Britain”? We have since conducted roughly two years of work - with over 90 researchers in six research networks, four consultancy studies and a series of...

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