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Growth: International Development Working Group (IDWG)

One of the key drivers for Digital Built Britain (DBB) is to support the continued drive towards increased construction industry exports and digital construction opportunities for UK businesses with an emphasis on professional services and product manufacturers.

EU BIM Task Group
EU BIM Task Group
The International Development work stream of DBB helps to grow the global digital construction market in a way that is open and facilitates trade across national borders. The work stream develops capabilities of foreign governments and public clients in relation to digital construction, and informs them of the UK’s collaborative ‘Level 2 BIM’ [JS2] programme: delivering a proven value proposition, a strategic programme and a standards based approach.

UK and Chile collaboration
UK and Chile sign BIM collaboration agreement

The International Development work stream has four key pillars of activity that will be delivered by a dedicated team:

  • Build public client demand: working with FCO/DIT, engage with and build buy-in with foreign governments
  • Delivery: build capacity of governments and public clients through training and support
  • Engage UK Supply: encourage UK supply chain to respond to new export market opportunities via communications and trade missions
  • Standards: harmonise standards to support the internationalisation of UK BIM as the open standard.

The primary objective of this work stream is to promote the UK Level 2 BIM value proposition, approach and related standards to the international public sector community to grow an open digital construction market. 

In the News

November 2018 - Experts promote the use of Building Information Modelling protocols in Chile

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


Home Nations Working Group Event

Jan 16, 2018

Maxwell Centre, Cambridge

Partner Event

Jan 22, 2018

Upcoming events