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Blog: Professor Mark Girolami on the history of digital twins

15 January 2020

Ahead of his Turing Talk touring lecture series, Professor Mark Girolami, Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Cambridge, Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair, Academic Director of CDBB, and Director of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Programme on Data Centric Engineering at The Alan...

Tender: Provision of services for the organisation of the Global BIM Summit

9 January 2020

CDBB, in partnership with the Construction Innovation Hub, Department for International Trade and Foreign Commonwealth Office are holding a Global BIM Summit in London to bring together the international community developing and delivering national digital transformation programmes in construction that improve...

New Year Honour for Professor Andy Neely OBE

6 January 2020

In the 2020 New Year Honours List Professor Andy Neely, FREng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Relations at the University, and former Head of IfM, received an OBE for services to Research and to University/Industry Collaboration. Professor Neely, who is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Director of the...

Principle-based digital twins: a scoping review

19 December 2019

GeminiPrinciplesimage.jpg To understand how transformative the Gemini Principles are to the development of digital twins, we looked at academic literature for any examples where digital twin implementations were based on similar precepts. The result is a light-touch scoping review on principle-based digital twins, now...

New Video explains the National Digital Twin and the Gemini Principles

18 December 2019

Launched by HM Treasury in July 2018, the CDBB’s National Digital Twin Programme was set up to deliver key recommendations of the National Infrastructure Commission 2017 “ Data for the Public Good Report ”: to steer the successful development and adoption of the Information Management Framework for the built environment...


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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