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Blog: Opening the black box: exploring practical enactment of the BIM mandate

19 October 2020

New research by Thayla Zomer , a PhD r esearcher at the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) , University of Cambri dge , Professor Andy Neely, Director of CDBB and Dr A jith Parlikad , explores how organisational aspects and existing ways of working can affect the implementation of built environment policy and limit...

Tender: Skills to implement the IMF Part 2

13 October 2020

The Information Management Framework (IMF) aims to enable effective information management across the Built Environment. The document “The Pathway Towards an Information Management Framework” sets out the requirements for the technical core of an Information Management Framework that supports secure and resilient exchange...

Blog: Procurement Strategies for Incentivising Collaborative Delivery to Optimise Whole-life Outcomes

12 October 2020

Professor David Mosey, Professor Cam Middleton, Darya Bahram, Dr Roxana Vornicu, Dr Paolo Giana Despite the constraints imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been significant progress in the CDBB research programme examining how collaborative procurement models, integrated contracts and BIM can incentivise efficient...

Head of CDBB’s National Digital Twin programme awarded OBE

12 October 2020

Mark Enzer, Head of the Centre for Digital Built Britain’s (CDBB) National Digital Twin programme and Chair of the Digital Framework Task Group has been awarded an OBE for services to national infrastructure in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list announced on 10 October. Mark Enzer is the Digital Director for the...

Blog: What is the point of a National Digital Twin? by Miranda Sharp

7 October 2020

There is a difference between a nation of digital twins and a National Digital Twin Isolated digital twins exist as a replica of an asset with a symbiotic relationship to the real thing. Enterprises are constructing these isolated twins and creating value from increased efficiencies, higher customer satisfaction and safer...


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