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Centre for Digital Built Britain completed its five-year mission and closed its doors at the end of September 2022

This website remains as a legacy of the achievements of our five-year foundational journey towards a digital built Britain

To explain how technologies can enable the client organisation functions of procuring, assuring, managing and maintaining interoperable data, in order to ensure that the full benefits of data management can be achieved throughout an asset’s life cycle. Part of this work will include investigating why these technologies may fail to deliver these functions and benefits and what can be done to help them to improve. 

Graeme Tappenden​, technical lead

As a BIM and Information Management Subject Matter Expert Graeme has supported UK Government and UK Government Departments in the development of scalable practical project and asset information and data management strategies for almost a decade.  ​

Graeme has directly contributed to the development of both British and International BIM & Information Management standards, and the related guides and body of knowledge. As an invited member of the UK Government Departments’ BIM Working Group, Graeme was joint author of the 2018 cross Department Asset Information Management Common Data Environment standard. This introduced a practical approach to the specification, procurement, assurance and storing of project and lifecycle asset information and data from a serial procuring client perspective, and a standard approach for client-side Common Data Environments.

Paul Wilkinson, deputy technical lead​

Paul has been working in the UK construction industry since 1987, starting in professional services before moving on to information technology. He was head of communications at a construction Software-as-a-Service start-up for 10 years and since 2009 has been an independent technology analyst, PR consultant, freelance journalist, blogger and public speaker.​
He is an expert on the use of construction collaboration technology platforms, SaaS and related developments in fields such as BIM and mobile technologies. Applying this knowledge, he is deputy chair of the digital transformation community of practice at the Institution of Civil Engineers, an executive team member and chair of the technology group at the UK BIM Alliance, and on the steering groups of COMIT (Construction, Operation and Maintenance through Innovative Technology) and the Leeds-based ThinkBIM.