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Blog: Challenges and Opportunities of Data in Construction and Infrastructure by Jennifer Schooling
While the construction and infrastructure sector generates huge amounts of data the full value of that data is yet to be realised. Dr Jennifer Schooling, Chair of the Research Strategy Steering Group at the Centre for Digital Built Britain considers the opportunities and challenges ahead.
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Blog: Security and a digital built Britain
Ahead of the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) and Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC)-hosted ‘Security-Mindedness for Smart Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities’ event on 1 November, Alexandra Luck, security project manager for CDBB, sets out how a security-minded approach is central to the CDBB programme and the operation and integration of assets and environments.
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International Blog: Achievements of the European Programme
In this month’s blog Richard Lane, Programme Manager for the EU BIM Task Group and Delivery Manager for the CDBB International Programme, reflects on the achievements of the European programme to date and looks forward to the next phase.
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Blog from the CDBB Level 2 team
The Centre’s BIM Level Two programme for 2018/19 brings focus to supporting current best practice and guiding growth towards a digitally built and operated Britain. Ahead of publication of new international standards, Terry Stocks, Head of the UK BIM L2 programme and Dave Philp, BIM L2 Communications Manager, report on progress and future plans.
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Blog: Mark Enzer, Chair of the Digital Framework Task Group
Government confirmation that the Centre for Digital Built Britain will form a Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG) to guide the development and adoption of a digital framework for infrastructure data is good news. Mark Enzer, Chief Technical Officer for Mott MacDonald, and Chair of the DFTG, sets out a view of the way forward for Digital Transformation in the UK’s infrastructure industry.
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Blog: International Update - UK Government’s Prosperity Funded Global Infrastructure Programme
Adam Matthews, lead of the Centre for Digital Built Britain’s International Programme, discusses the benefits of the UK Government’s Prosperity funded Global Infrastructure Programme for partner countries and the UK.
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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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