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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 at 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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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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Blog by Head of Change and Knowledge Transfer - Nicola Pearson

May 17, 2019

Head of Change and Knowledge Transfer for the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), Nicola Pearson introduces how CDBB is working to support transition to ISO 19650 and makes a new call for proposals. The Change programme is where CDBB engages with industry, including the public sector, both within the UK and abroad.

Call for proposals: Evaluating BIM maturity and benefits measurement tools

May 14, 2019

The Centre of Digital Built Britain in partnership with the UK BIM Alliance invites proposals to conduct a research project to investigate BIM maturity and benefits tools evaluation.

Monthly Paper: Citizen Requirements within a Smart Cities framework

May 13, 2019

Our May Monthly Paper is by James Heaton and Ajith Parlikad looking at a framework for the alignment of infrastructure assets to citizen requirements within a Smart Cities framework.

Blog: International Collaboration with the United States

May 09, 2019

In his blog highlighting CDBB activities from an international perspective, Adam Matthews, Head of International, reflects on an emerging collaboration with the United States.

CDBB May 2019 Newsletter

May 06, 2019

Find out about the latest news from CDBB on events, our blogs, recent reports and more in the CDBB's May 2019 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 understand how the construction and infrastructure sectors could use a digital approach to better design, build, operate, and integrate the built environment.