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Blog - Opportunity, Collaboration, Community: Join us for the Global BIM Summit 2021

25 November 2020

Adam Matthews , Head of International, CDBB Building information modelling (BIM) is at the heart of the digitalization of the global construction sector – a trend which will have far reaching implications for the sector, for governments and society. BIM is a standards-based methodology for the construction process...

Blog: BS EN ISO 19650-5:2020: Supporting a secure future for digital construction

23 November 2020

Alexandra Luck One of the key drivers of the Construction Innovation Hub’s mission is to quicken the pace towards greater digitalisation in the construction industry. In recent years, the UK’s built environment has undergone a notable shift towards digitally enabled collaboration, virtual stakeholder engagement and secure...

Blog: The benefits the Government Soft Landings - David Philp

20 November 2020

David Philp, digital impact director for the Construction Innovation Hub , highlights the benefits the Government Soft Landings (GSL) approach brings to improving performance and outcomes of our built assets to ensure they improve whole-life value to users, owners and society at large. The cost of maintaining and operating...

Press Release: Design Council hosts workshops to address digital skills gap in built environment sector

20 November 2020

A series of workshops identifying the digital capabilities needed by recent graduates in built environment professions is to be hosted by Design Council, on behalf of the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) – a member of the Construction Innovation Hub. Kicking off this December, the workshops will form the first phase...

Blog – Planning for the Future, by Alexandra Bolton

18 November 2020

2020 has certainly asked a lot of us. Our industry and wider society has been stretched almost to capacity in terms of handling the pressure that’s been placed upon us, and it’s provided a rather stark glimpse of a future landscape I’m sure we’d all prefer to avoid. At CDBB our focus is on transforming the UK construction...


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