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James Heaton


James is currently a PhD researcher at the University of Cambridge Engineering department. His main focus area is in the use of BIM design models within the operational and maintenance phase of an assets life-cycle. A key objective of his research is to develop a practical methodology that aids in the development of organisational and asset information requirements, that will support the adoption of BIM within asset management.


Before joining Cambridge, James worked as a BIM Manager within Costain and focused on the development of BIM processes for Crossrail contracts. Furthermore, James has also worked on major Highways projects within the North-West focused on the transfer of BIM related data into Highways England asset management system.

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 understand how the construction and infrastructure sectors could use a digital approach to better design, build, operate, and integrate the built environment.

Upcoming events

Toward Blockchain-Enabled Supply Chains in the Built Environment

Jun 28, 2019

3M Buckley Innovation Centre Hudderfield, HD1 3BD, UK

Recommendations for Automated Checking of Regulations and Requirements Management in Healthcare Design

Jul 01, 2019

The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC) 2019

Jul 08, 2019

Churchill College, University of Cambridge

CDBB Week 2019

Sep 09, 2019

Upcoming events