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About the Centre for Digital Built Britain

The Centre for Digital Built Britain is a partnership between the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the University of Cambridge to deliver a smart digital economy for infrastructure and construction for the future and transform the UK construction industry’s approach to the way we plan, build, maintain and use our social and economic infrastructure.

An integral part of the Industrial Strategy, Construction 2016 - 2020 is the HM Government’s Digital Built Britain (DBB) Strategy published in February 2015. The strategy brings together the Business and Professional Services Strategy, the Smart Cities Strategy and the Information Economy Strategy to provide a consistent vision regarding the creation of a high performing and transparent economy that efficiently delivers services to all its citizens.

Digital technology is changing the way we plan, build, maintain and use our social and economic infrastructure. Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 is already transforming the UK construction industry.

Over the next decade this technology will combine with the internet of things (providing sensors and other information), advanced data analytics, data driven manufacturing and the digital economy to enable us to plan new infrastructure more effectively, build it at lower cost and operate and maintain it more efficiently.

Digital Built Britain seeks to digitise the entire life-cycle of our built assets finding innovative ways of delivering more capacity out of our existing social and economic infrastructure, dramatically improving the way these assets deliver social services to deliver improved capacity and better public services. Above all, it will enable citizens to make better use of the infrastructure we already have.

This will enable a thriving UK Digital Economy for the Built Environment to encourage growth and competitiveness – this is Digital Built Britain.

Welcome to the Centre for Digital Built Britain.  

The Centre for Digital Built Britain is a partnership between the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the University of Cambridge to deliver a smart digital economy for infrastructure and construction for the future and transform the UK construction industry’s approach to the way we plan, build, maintain and use our social and economic infrastructure.

Upcoming events

Launch of DBB at Cambridge

Jan 01, 2018

Cambridge

Home Nations Working Group Event

Jan 16, 2018

Maxwell Centre, Cambridge

Partner Event

Jan 22, 2018

Upcoming events