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BIM Interoperability Expert Group Blog

19 November 2019

Why interoperability is so important when delivering BIM. In this blog CDBB Change Consultant Fiona Moore introduces the BIM Interoperability Experts Group (BIEG) and the reasons behind its development. Interoperability is vital to ensure that BIM continues to thrive and deliver key benefits – we’re inviting industry...

November 2019 Newsletter

8 November 2019

Find out about what happened at CDBB Week in the November 2019 Newsletter. [View Newsletter] November 2019 Newsletter Introduction: This month I'm pleased to officially welcome our post-doctoral researchers to the CDBB community. There are some exciting new research projects commencing and we have brief details of some of...

CDBB awards Turner Harris tender to support development of a National Digital Twin

8 November 2019

Disclaimer: owing to purdah, we have not made reference to Government in this article CDBB awards Turner Harris tender to support development of a National Digital Twin The Centre for Digital Built Britain has appointed Manchester-headquartered consultancy Turner Harris to lead the Enablers stream of the National Digital...

Tender: Research to establish a baseline benefits dataset to support the National Digital Twin Programme

8 November 2019

The National Digital Twin (NDT) Programme is bringing together industry, academia, and government to guide the creation of an Information Management Framework (IMF) which will establish the building blocks to underpin effective information management across the built environment. This is a key enabler to pave the way for...

Blog: Andy Neely reflects on CDBB's journey and vision

8 November 2019

CDBB is approaching the end of the first year as part of the Construction Innovation Hub. In that time we have gone through significant change needed to help us meet the ambitions of the Transforming Construction Challenge programme – and to achieve the aims of a digital built Britain. Indeed we are ambitious. I recognise...


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

Read more at: Capability Framework and Research Agenda for a Digital Built Britain

2 August 2019

Capability Framework and Research Agenda One of the questions the Department for BEIS originally asked CDBB was - “ what do we need to do to build a digital built Britain”? We have since conducted roughly two years of work - with over 90 researchers in six research networks, four consultancy studies and a series of...

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