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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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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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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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Consultation open on the future of automated compliance checking in the Built Environment

Aug 17, 2018

CDBB's D-COM network is looking for survey participants to help understand the present capabilities of compliance systems, along with the current attitudes and industry readiness for the digitisation of regulations and compliance checking.

ICE Blog: Data - an untapped goldmine for productivity?

Aug 16, 2018

How can the infrastructure sector capitalise on the data opportunity? Ahead of the Shaping a Digital World event on 25 September, the Institution of Civil Engineers held a joint roundtable with construction sector advisors Invennt to explore the actions required.

Blog from Amelia Burnett on the Engagement Programme

Aug 15, 2018

The Centre for Digital Built Britain’s (CDBB) engagement programme works across research, industry and policy to champion digital transformation. Amelia Burnett, Head of Engagement for CDBB, heralds the change.

National Annex for BS EN ISO 19650-2 available for public comment

Aug 10, 2018

Later this year will see the first two international standards published for Building Information Modelling (BIM) BS EN ISO 19650–1 Organization of information about construction works – Information management using building information modelling – Part 1: Concepts and principles and BS EN ISO 19650-2 Organization of information about construction works – Information management using building information modelling – Part 2: Delivery phase of assets. These two standards will supersede BS 1192 (principles) and PAS 1192 part 2 (capital/delivery phase) respectively.

Watch the presentations from CDBB's Summer Showcase - now online!

Aug 09, 2018

If you missed our Summer Showcase, or would just like to watch the fast-paced presentations once again, then you can now watch the presentations here, along with the summary video of the day.

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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.