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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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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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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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Blog by Jaimie Johnston considers the potential of technology to enhance creativity in architecture

Nov 08, 2018

The recent announcement by Housing Secretary James Brokenshire (MP) to launch the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission puts quality and aesthetics on the construction agenda. Jaimie Johnston, Director and Head of Global Systems at the integrated design and operations consultancy Bryden Wood considers the potential of technology to enhance creativity.

CDBB November 2018 Newsletter

Nov 05, 2018

Find out about the latest news from CDBB on events, our blogs, BIM updates, and more in CDBB's November newsletter.

Security-Mindedness for Smart Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities

Nov 01, 2018

The Centre for Digital Built Britain’s (CDBB) Security-Mindedness for Smart Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities event, in association with the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) at the University of Cambridge, brought focus to the challenges and opportunities of security-mindedness in the digital age and featured a number of high-level presentations from leading experts.

Guest Blog: Professor Lord Robert Mair reflects on the achievements of civil engineering

Oct 31, 2018

As his presidential year for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) draws to a close, Professor Lord Robert Mair, head of the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction at the University of Cambridge, sets his sights on the role of civil engineering to help address global challenges in the digital age.

Monthly Paper: A Bayesian Definition of Most Probable Parameter

Oct 29, 2018

October Monthly Paper - 'A Bayesian Definition of 'Most Probable' Parameters' by Yingyan Jin, Dr Giovanni Biscontin and Prof. Paolo Gardoni

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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.