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Blog: The Future is a Digital Twin

21 May 2020

The Future is a Digital Twin – just like now (but better and with a twin) – In this blog we hear from Sarah Rock who is a Principal Associate in the Construction and Engineering team at international law firm Gowling WLG. Sarah recently joined the CDBB’s Digital Framework Task Group, as a representative of the wider legal...

Press Release: Construction sector recovery needs a transformed delivery approach to assure safety and quality

18 May 2020

Developing advanced, digitally enabled, manufacturing processes and products that can be used in new schools, hospitals and homes forms a core part of the Construction Innovation Hub’s £72 million Government-backed transformative programme. The Hub is now inviting clients and businesses to input into the first of a series...

Blog: DT Hub - Skills required for successful adoption of digital twins

15 May 2020

Following the success of the official launch of CDBB’s Digital Twin Hub, Samuel Chorlton , Chair of the DT Hub, considers the possible competencies, skills and cultural changes integral to the successful adoption of digital twins. The launch of the DT Hub marks a significant step in the journey towards a National Digital...

Launch of Flourishing Systems paper calls for urgent change to re-envision infrastructure

14 May 2020

On May 12th, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) webinar launch of Flourishing Systems invited more than 100 industry representatives to heed the call to change the way we view and run our national infrastructure in the urgent context of socio-economic recovery from Covid-19 and challenges of climate change...

Flourishing Systems - Re-envisioning infrastructure as a platform for human flourishing

12 May 2020

Academia, government and industry have come together to publish a new white paper, Flourishing Systems, calling for a fundamental change in how we view and run our nation’s infrastructure in the face of climate change and the socio-economic recovery from Covid-19. The central ideas in the paper are simple and radical: that...


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