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Research Profile - Smart Hospital of the Future: Digital technologies, service innovation, and hospital design

12 April 2021

Plans are afoot to relocate the century-old Moorfields Eye Hospital from its current home in London’s Old Street to a two-acre site at St Pancras Hospital, in the King’s Cross area. The move brings opportunity to use digital technologies (AI, analytics, digital twins) to innovate service provision to NHS patients and...

Exploring the BIM training landscape

29 March 2021

Information management using building information modelling (BIM) is important in both the delivery and operation of our buildings and infrastructure . There is a need for this to be supported by effective training which is accessible to individuals and companies seeking to improve their information management capabilities...

Press release: Interactive e-book offers children a choice of four possible futures

25 March 2021

A visually captivating interactive e-book for children, offering them a choice of four possible futures, launches this Friday, 26 March as part of the inaugural Cambridge Festival, which is coordinated by the University of Cambridge. Created by The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) the game-like e-book, Four Futures...

Beyond BIM Podcast interview with Dave Philp

23 March 2021

The Construction Innovation Hub's Digital Impact Director, David Philp, was recently interviewed on the BeyondBIM podcast series, where he discusses the evolution of BIM and policy. The BeyondBIM podcast series focuses on the seven emerging digital dimensions which transform the way we previously adopted Building...

Infrastructure Mapping Application (IMA) - Gemini Case Study

22 March 2021

The I nfrastructure M apping A pplication for London (IMA) seeks to address London’s need for improved coordination around infrastructure delivery to minimise disruption. The Greater London Authority (GLA) created the tool in 2015 t o provide insight into London’s future growth, development, and infrastructure investment...


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