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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

Faced with the potential benefits that come with digital transformation – improved productivity, better value for money and sustainable efficiencies – what are the outcomes of different parties, such as government, industry and academia, working separately or together? Working in a siloed way increases the risk of diverging standards, definitions, contractual terminology, and of reinventing the wheel. 

The UK and several other countries respond to this question by identifying a ‘task group’ to act as a central coordination body and a change agent for the public and private sector transformations.  

CDBB’s international methodology highlights four main pillars of phased activity required to reach the desired targets: 

  1. government policy actions, public procurement and project implementation; 
  2. industry and academia building the required framework of associated standards and documents; 
  3. training and trial projects to include early case studies that measure benefits and reflect a successful change programme; and 
  4. communication and engagement with communities of practice to win hearts and minds.