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Centre for Digital Built Britain


Details of all the working groups CDBB is currently involved with.

We currently are involved with:

Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG)

Chair: Mark Enzer, Chief Technical Officer of Mott MacDonald. 

The DFTG was launched by HM Treasury in July 2018 to steer and guide the successful development and adoption of the Information Management Framework for the Built Environment. The framework will establish the building blocks to enable effective information management across the built environment and will pave the way for the development of the national digital twin. The DFTG is made up of senior leaders from industry, government and academia.

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Public Sector ISO Transition Working Group (PSITWG)

The Public Sector ISO Transition Working Group (PSITWG) aims to build on Public Sector BIM adoption to date, by allowing Government Departments and Agencies to collectively plan and deliver a consistent transition to the new ISO 19650 BIM standards. The PSITWG helps participants to share their knowledge of the adoption of processes and provision of technologies, with the aim of helping to deliver to current standards.  The group helps to provide consistent use of terminology, understanding of information management processes and technologies, and also a better approach to procurement, in turn helping suppliers to provide efficient delivery of information. All with the aim of then being able to use this information to ensure quality outcomes, accurate records and to make better informed more timely decisions.

One of the specific focuses of the group is the aim of developing generic Organisational and Asset Information Requirements (OIR and AIR) in order to provide a standard basic approach to information requirements across Government client organisations, with each organisation then choosing what it requires from the generic list (80%) and then adding their bespoke elements (20%).

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BIM Interoperability Expert Group

Interoperability is vital to ensure that BIM continues to thrive and deliver key benefits – the BIM Interoperability Expert Group works with stakeholders from a wide range of expertise and experience to support UK BIM adoption. The BIEG which has seven workstreams published the BIM Interoperability Expert Group (BIEG) Report in April 2020.

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Home Nations Working Group 

Chair: Nicola Pearson, CDBB 

The Home Nations Working Group (HNWG) ensures that the benefits of effective information management are shared across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Formed in 2018, it brings together the four UK national BIM programmes to develop a consistent approach and to promote our vision of a digital built Britain. The HNWG provides a platform to:

  • Enable the sharing of BIM knowledge and good practice between nations;
  • Support the UK transition towards the UK BIM Framework (including ISO19650) with clear and unified messaging to industry;
  • Manage the interface between CDBB and the various devolved UK Government BIM and digital built environment programmes.

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Buildings Client Group 

Chair: Neil Pennell, Land Securities

The Buildings Client Group is a cross-sector leadership community working together to stimulate effective changes across the built environment. We aim to connect individuals who are leading digital adoption within their organisation. We provide a secure forum for discussion and creating the future – demonstrating good practice and sharing real-world case studies to inform and lead the way.

Representatives are owners and operators of buildings; sectors represented include: government, housing, education and commercial property.

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Local Authorities (LA) Working Group

Chair: Terry Stocks, CDBB BIM Consultant and Director and Head of Public Sector and Education UK & Europe, Faithful+Gould

The LA Working Group was set up as a special interest group (SIG) in 2019, comprising local authorities, Home Nation Reps, the UK BIM Alliance and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). Its membership grew to include more local authorities, government departments and agencies. The LA Working Group’s remit is to champion BIM adoption by producing information tools and guidance to help local councils embrace the transition.

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