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Case Study: Gemini Principles - Colouring London

15 January 2021

Colouring London is described by the ODI as an example of a 'successful collaborative data maintenance model ’ along with Wikipedia, Open Streetmap, Music Brainz, and O pen F ood F acts' . The problem: The building stock is the largest capital asset of a city and its most important socio-economic resource. It is also where...

Publication: Towards carbon free construction: Cultivating and manufacturing our homes

14 January 2021

Carbon free.png The UK is legally committed to being zero-carbon and zero-waste by 2050. Engineered timber is the only large-scale construction material that can be grown. To fulfil our commitment to the environment, engineering, architecture and construction with timber can work together to achieve towards our carbon free...

Tender: Professional Services to develop a State of the Nation Vision, Roadmap and Report for the digital built Britain programme

12 January 2021

The vision for the Digital Built Britain Programme is to make better use of built assets, and provide better social outcomes to the challenges of urbanisation and an increasing population, improve the UK’s productivity and support growth. In 2017 the Centre for Digital Built Britain at the University of Cambridge was...

Research Profile - Precision Engineered Timber – Digital design and delivery of healthier schools

12 January 2021

The use of prefabricated engineered timber construction methods, including digital design and off-site manufacturing , at scale to build much-needed new schools in the UK will improve construction productivity, performance and be more cost effective than conventional methods. Engineered timber b uildings can be efficient...

New Year Honour for Matthew West OBE

8 January 2021

matthew_west.jpg There is enough bad news at the moment so it makes a pleasant change to be able to share some good news.We are pleased to announce that Matthew West, Technical Lead for the National Digital Twin programme (NDTp) has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list for Services to information management...


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