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Blog: Alexandra Bolton on the National Digital Twin Programme

6 December 2019

A year on from the publication of the Gemini Principles, Alexandra Bolton, Executive Director of CDBB, one of the partners in the Transforming Construction’s Construction Innovation Hub, reflects on the progress of the National Digital Twin Programme. Today, 6th December, marks exactly one year since the publication of the...

December Paper: A BIM approach to alignment of organisational objectives to AIR

27 November 2019

A Building Information Modelling approach to the alignment of organisational objectives to Asset Information Requirements Our December Monthly Paper is a Journal paper by James Heaton and Ajith Parlikad from the Institute for Manufacturing, and Jennifer Schooling from Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction...

James Harris on the Ambitions of the Enablers Stream

22 November 2019

Following the appointment of Manchester-headquartered consultancy Turner Harris to lead the Enablers stream of the National Digital Twin (NDT) Programme, CEO James Harris, Enablers stream lead, is looking forward to grappling some of the key challenges to Digital Twin adoption. In this, the first of what I hope will become...

BIM Interoperability Expert Group Blog

19 November 2019

Why interoperability is so important when delivering BIM. In this blog CDBB Change Consultant Fiona Moore introduces the BIM Interoperability Experts Group (BIEG) and the reasons behind its development. I nteroperability that enables the easy exchange of information and data between proprietary technologies across the...

November 2019 Newsletter

8 November 2019

Find out about what happened at CDBB Week in the November 2019 Newsletter. [View Newsletter] November 2019 Newsletter Introduction: This month I'm pleased to officially welcome our post-doctoral researchers to the CDBB community. There are some exciting new research projects commencing and we have brief details of some of...


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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