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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

Learning is needed throughout a change programme of this scale and complexity. Public clients need to be upskilled, development of standards and legislation needs to be informed, and the private sector needs to adapt to this ‘digital switchover’.  

This is a sizeable challenge, but a first step is carefully identifying projects to secure early success. Our experience with international collaboration has reinforced that picking projects wherein one or two BIM interventions can be made to demonstrate benefits and build confidence with public clients who will champion the process to other public clients and vouch for savings made. Early successes provide an evidence base on which to build progressively across a diverse range of asset owners, including roads, bridges, environmental, rail, schools, hospitals, housing and judicial. In this way, learning can be built over a period of years across a range of different assets to reach all parts of industry and the supply chain.