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DT Hub Blog: Progress on National Digital Twin Standards

2 December 2020

Samuel Chorlton, Chair of the Digital Twin Hub Standards make everyday life work. They may decide the size or shape of a product or system. They can specify terms so that there are no misunderstandings. They are crucial for instilling confidence and consistency for both providers and users. This is why we have made the...

Newsletter - the Winter edition of the CDBB Newsletter

1 December 2020

Introduction: screenshot_2020-12-01_at_11.39.40.png Welcome to our Winter newsletter. I hope you enjoy reflecting on the wealth of activity that has continued, through the challenges that 2020 has brought us all, as much as I have. The activities and achievements included here demonstrate our continued appetite to drive...

Research Profile - Understanding the social context to transforming construction through digital innovation

27 November 2020

Despite digital innovation bringing opportunity to improve productivity and predictability in construction, the sector has been slow to change. Transforming construction through digital is not simply a technical problem but a social, cultural, economic and political challenge. Without understanding the contributing factors...

Blog - Opportunity, Collaboration, Community: Join us for the Global BIM Summit 2021

25 November 2020

Adam Matthews , Head of International, CDBB Building information modelling (BIM) is at the heart of the digitalization of the global construction sector – a trend which will have far reaching implications for the sector, for governments and society. BIM is a standards-based methodology for the construction process...

Blog: BS EN ISO 19650-5:2020: Supporting a secure future for digital construction

23 November 2020

Alexandra Luck One of the key drivers of the Construction Innovation Hub’s mission is to quicken the pace towards greater digitalisation in the construction industry. In recent years, the UK’s built environment has undergone a notable shift towards digitally enabled collaboration, virtual stakeholder engagement and secure...


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