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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

Research background

Darya Bahram is a chartered architect (RIBA), project manager (MAPM) and member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and has been working as  Research Associate at the Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution, Kings College London for well over 5 years, since the completion the Centre’s MSC in Construction Law & Dispute Resolution.

CDBB projects involved with

Procurement Strategies for Incentivising Collaborative Delivery to Optimise Whole-life Outcomes

Research ambitions for CDBB

Many procurement models provide little time or opportunity for consultants, contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers and operators to develop integrated relationships or share knowledge and best practice in the ways that are required in order to improve project outcomes.

In contrast, collaborative procurement models can connect and integrate the work of different team members and translate their experience and aspirations into deliverable actions. Collaborative procurement models can also take full advantage of the new opportunities created by BIM and can respond efficiently to its challenges.

This research examines the ways in which procurement processes, digital technology and collaborative contracts can accommodate the differing aspirations and requirements of all team members and can improve the successful delivery of projects and programmes of work.


She has extensive construction industry experience working within international client organisations and large scale contracting and house building companies.  She has led multi-disciplinary teams on high profile regeneration projects like Greenwich Peninsula, Elephant & Castle and Athlete Village.  On an advisory capacity, she has provided strategic guidance in support of driving business change and efficiency, for a range of high-profile private sector developers.

Darya has also delivered several projects for the RIBA Enterprises namely: - Re-draft and revise RIBA Domestic & Concise Building Contracts 2018 and the revision of the full suite of JCT 2016 Contract Administration Forms

She is a member of Steering committee of Construction Blockchain Consortium at University College London (UCL), formed to examine ways in which disruptive technologies can transform the build environment


Other publications: 
  • Since her joining the Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution , she has been solely responsible for the extensive research that subsequently led to the publication of “Enabling BIM through Procurement & Contracts”- Funded by ACA and SCL (Society of Construction Law)
  • Co-authored a report - with Professor David Mosey - on the potential future application of disruptive technology within the built environment - commissioned by Future Cities Catapult  2016
  • As part of the Centre of construction Law Working Group and in association with Home Owners Alliance researched and published a guide for consumers: "Buying a new home - Quality issues"
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