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Introducing 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 deliver a smart digital economy for infrastructure and construction for the future and transform the UK construction industry’s approach to the way we plan, build, maintain and use our social and economic infrastructure.

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Professor Andy Neely, speaking the CDBB Summer Showcase, July 2018

"In essence the Centre is doing three things: building research capability and capacity across the UK; informing policy; and supporting change to digital in the built environment. Digital technologies are much broader than Building Information Modelling so the language we use is around design, build, operate and integrate to focus on how these technologies can be applied to enhance productivity and efficiency. Although based in Cambridge the Centre is very much a national programme. We want to find ways to collaborate with industry and academia to make sure that together we build a digital built Britain.”

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Videos and Vlogs explaining some of the work of the Centre for Digital Built Britain Video: Professor Andy Neely and Dr Mark Bew introduce the Centre and explain what a Digital Built Britain is, what the challenges are and how Cambridge will engage with its various stakeholders.

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New Centre for Digital Built Britain

The Government announced the launch of this centre of excellence in Cambridge in order to champion the digital revolution in the built environment. The Centre is part of a landmark government-led investment in growing the UK’s construction sector.

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Find out about the latest research from the Digital Built Britain team here at Cambridge.

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Blog: Security and a digital built Britain

Oct 19, 2018

Ahead of the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) and Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC)-hosted ‘Security-Mindedness for Smart Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities’ event on 1 November, Alexandra Luck, security project manager for CDBB, sets out how a security-minded approach is central to the CDBB programme and the operation and integration of assets and environments.

International Blog - DIT/BEIS Event 10 October 2018

Oct 10, 2018

The trade opportunities arising from the international adoption of BIM standards being pioneered in the UK was the focus of a Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for International Trade (DIT) event in collaboration with the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB). Adam Matthews, lead for CDBB International reflects on growing opportunities for UK export trade.

Blog: Guest Blog on Sustainable Buildings by Dr Alice Moncaster

Oct 04, 2018

Dr Alice Moncaster, Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering & Innovation at the Open University and Visiting Fellow at the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge considers how increasing digitisation will make buildings more sustainable.

2018 CDBB October Newsletter

Oct 02, 2018

Find out about the latest news from CDBB on events, recruitment, our blogs, BIM updates, and more in CDBB's October newsletter.

CDBB and CIOB collaborate on “Digital and BIM Level 2” Roundtables

Sep 29, 2018

The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) are teaming up for a programme of high-level ‘roundtable’ discussions, which aim to further accelerate adoption of the Government’s digital strategy for the built environment especially the successful embedment of BIM Level 2 across industry.

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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 deliver a smart digital economy for infrastructure and construction for the future and transform the UK construction industry’s approach to the way we plan, build, maintain and use our social and economic infrastructure.