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Blog: Digital Construction on a Shoestring Project: Breaking Down the Barriers to Digital Construction for SMEs

18 May 2022

A significant proportion of the work undertaken by CDBB has focussed on the macro level, working with national and international policymakers and businesses. However, most businesses that make up the construction sector are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by definition. The priorities and key challenges that face...

How Finance and Digital Twins Can Shape a Better Future for the Planet

26 April 2022

The finance industry has long been at the forefront of using data and technology to make better decisions, to de-risk and improve return on investments, and to create better outcomes. Tackling the big challenges of our day—such as climate change, energy, and healthcare—relies on having the right technologies and data to...

CIOB and the Buildings Client Group develop a new partnership to drive digital adoption

12 April 2022

A cross-sector leadership community is beginning a new chapter in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) , working to stimulate change and drive digital innovation across the built environment sector. Established by the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) as a partner in the Construction Innovation...

PRESS RELEASE: Supporting industry to realise the benefits of a collaborative approach to procurement

31 March 2022

The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) as a partner in the Construction Innovation Hub is pleased to announce the launch of a multi-party ‘Integrated Information Management Contract’ (‘IIMC’), developed by the King’s College London Centre of Construction Law and the University of Cambridge Laing O'Rourke Centre for...

Thought Leadership: Taking a stepped approach to digital adoption in the Local Authority Sector

31 March 2022

Executive Summary Our world is changing: the way local authorities provide products and services, as well as people’s expectations of how they are delivered, are changing. Finances and resources are, and will be, increasingly stretched. This leads to a growing tension that can lead to dissatisfaction, defection and...


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