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Centre for Digital Built Britain

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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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Report: Blockchain and Smart Contracts: What the AEC sector needs to know

Sep 25, 2018

Lamb, K. (2018). Blockchain and Smart Contracts: What the AEC sector needs to know.

Blog: Challenges and Opportunities of Data in Construction and Infrastructure by Jennifer Schooling

Sep 20, 2018

While the construction and infrastructure sector generates huge amounts of data the full value of that data is yet to be realised. Dr Jennifer Schooling, Chair of the Research Strategy Steering Group at the Centre for Digital Built Britain considers the opportunities and challenges ahead.

TechFest 2018

Sep 19, 2018

This year CDBB was pleased to sponsor the New Civil Engineer TechFest 2018. Held in the heart of London this event aimed to provide a forum for civil engineers to debate the industry’s biggest tech challenges, stimulate opportunities to further innovation. It also provided a forum for rewarding great innovations that are shaping the industry with a series of awards announced in an award ceremony at the end of the day.

Guest International Blog: David Miller Architects - BIM Opens Doors in Chile

Sep 05, 2018

Guest international blog by David Miller Architects, reflecting on their work with Chile and collaboration with CDBB's Adam Matthews, who has been a key player in the promotion of the UK’s BIM expertise to various countries around the world and has been particularly active in Chile.

CDBB September 2018 Newsletter

Sep 03, 2018

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

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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.