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Press Release: Boosting digital transformation of local authority construction projects

13 May 2021

A new tool from the Construction Innovation Hub launches today (13 May 2021) to help local authorities to transform how they design, build and use their buildings digitally. gsl_navigator_image.jpg The Local Authority Government Soft Landings (GSL) Interactive Navigator has been developed in association with the National...

Global BIM Summit 2021 - UK launch of the Global BIM Network

11 May 2021

The launch of the Global BIM Network , which took place at the Global BIM Summit held online on 17 March, attracted more than 1000 representatives from 97 countries around the world. Questions, discussion and response to live polls held throughout the two-hour summit reflected the increasing global interest in the shared...

Blog: Digital twins and how the Hub’s new interactive guidance can help

11 May 2021

The Construction Playbook (2020) highlights the need for appointing parties, such as asset owner clients, to further embed digital technologies and processes, especially the UK BIM Framework and digital twins, as a vehicle to improve the performance, sustainability and value for money of projects and programmes allowing...

Research Profile - Digital Construction on a Shoestring

28 April 2021

Digitalisation is perceived as being beyond the financial reach of many small and medium sized companies (SMEs). There are a number of commonly cited barriers to engaging with digital tools and technologies, including high entry and operating costs and complexity. Digital Construction on a Shoestring is a collaborative...

Blog: Increasing confidence in organisations’ ability to manage information when delivering buildings and infrastructure

27 April 2021

Ian Ronksley, Development Manager for The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), the national accreditation body, provides an update on accreditation and its role in ensuring that the construction industry applies good information management practices when delivering assets. UKAS is undertaking a Pilot Assessment...


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