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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

Details of all the working group CDBB has been involved with over the course of the past five years:

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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Home Nations Working Group 

Chair: David Philp, Construction Innovation Hub Impact Director  

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:

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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Public Sector ISO Transition Working Group (PSITWG)

The Public Sector ISO Transition Working Group (PSITWG) first met in June 2019 and was hosted by CDBB until April 2021 with its aim to build on Public Sector BIM adoption to date and allowing Departments and Agencies to collectively plan a consistent transition to the new BS EN ISO 19650 standards to improve information management in Government construction and asset management. 

BIM Interoperability Expert Group

Interoperability is vital to ensure that BIM continues to thrive and deliver key benefits – the BIM Interoperability Expert Group was hosted by CDBB until April 2021 and worked with stakeholders from a wide range of expertise and experience to support UK BIM adoption.