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Guest Blog from Professor Gillian Rose who provides a social geography perspective
The CDBB programme is actively multi-disciplinary to engage with ideas and perspectives beyond digital technology and construction. Gillian Rose, Professor of Human Geography at the University of Oxford, and a member of the CDBB Expert Research Panel, considers the digital built environment through the lens of social geography.
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Guest Blog: Sam Williams discusses the benefits of child-friendly urban planning
Arup’s report Cities Alive: Designing for urban childhoods (December 2017) presents the inclusive benefits of taking a child-friendly approach to urban planning. Sam Williams, part of the multi-disciplinary Operations Consulting team at Arup and one of the report’s authors, explores the built environment from a child’s perspective.
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Guest Blog: Professor Lord Robert Mair reflects on the achievements of civil engineering
As his presidential year for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) draws to a close, Professor Lord Robert Mair, head of the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction at the University of Cambridge, sets his sights on the role of civil engineering to help address global challenges in the digital age.
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Blog by Jaimie Johnston considers the potential of technology to enhance creativity in architecture
The recent announcement by Housing Secretary James Brokenshire (MP) to launch the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission puts quality and aesthetics on the construction agenda. Jaimie Johnston, Director and Head of Global Systems at the integrated design and operations consultancy Bryden Wood considers the potential of technology to enhance creativity.
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Seven common challenges facing governments when introducing BIM
The experience of progressing BIM as a national digitalisation strategy while working with countries globally to secure a common approach to BIM has generated a diverse range of practical understanding. Adam Matthews, lead for CDBB International, reflects on this experience and sets out seven ‘big questions’ for national BIM programmes.
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Blog: Thayla Zomer discusses the University of Cambridge BIM Journey
The University of Cambridge is creating a digital estate and delivering fully integrated BIM across design, construction and facilities management. Thayla Zomer, a PhD student at the Centre for Digital Built Britain investigating practices that influence the successful execution and completion of BIM projects, sets out the University’s digital journey.
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Guest Blog - Arthur Lankester - Smart Cities Expedition
Arthur Lankester, Smart Cities Expedition, explains his upcoming one-man-on-a-motorcycle expedition to Smart Cities in Europe and beyond.
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Blog - International Stream - Adam Matthews
Adam Matthews, who leads the international development stream of the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), sets out the global scope of the Digital Built Britain programme.
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Guest Blog - Araceli Camargo - Relating Neuroscience to the Built Environment
Araceli Camargo is the Director of The Centric Lab that works in partnership with researchers at University College London to relate neuroscience to the built environment. In this blog for CDBB Arceli considers the science of buildings.
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International Stream Blog: Introducing Richard Lane
Richard Lane is Delivery Manager for the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) international development programme. In his first blog for CDBB, Richard reflects on the value of international collaboration and the benefits of lessons learned from UK BIM.
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