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Blog: DT Hub - Bringing together the digital twin community

19 February 2020

CDBB’s Digital Twin Hub is establishing and bringing together stakeholders in the digital twin space to create a collaborative web-enabled community to drive learning and accelerate progression through shared experience. Samuel Chorlton, DT Hub Chair, reflects on making headway and identifying next steps. This year will...

Blog: Alexandra Bolton on sustainability in digitalisation of the built environment

14 February 2020

Sustainability is a key driver to digital transformation in the built environment. Alexandra Bolton, Executive Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), considers the challenge, the opportunity and the potential prize. Addressing the challenges of the climate emergency is a pressing agenda for us all. The...

Atkins and Ordnance Survey appointed to research benefits of a national digital twin

6 February 2020

CDBB has awarded Atkins and Orndance Survey the tender to support the research into the benefits of creating a National Digital Twin of the UK's infrastructure. Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, and Ordnance Survey have been appointed by the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) to research the benefits of...

Third Edition of Guidance Part 2: Processes for Project Delivery

5 February 2020

Published today by the UK BIM Framework The UK BIM Framework today releases the third edition of Guidance Part 2: process for Project Delivery to support practitioners in embedding and implementing Building Information Modelling (BIM) Guidance Part 2: Processes for Project Delivery (Third Edition) This document is...

Blog: Digital Construction on a Shoestring - Duncan McFarlane

4 February 2020

Ahead of the Construction Innovation Hub’s inaugural Digital Construction on a Shoestring workshop, Duncan McFarlane, Professor of Industrial Information Engineering at the University of Cambridge and head of the Distributed Information & Automation Laboratory at the Institute for Manufacturing considers the benefits...


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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