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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

What is BIM? 

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the “use of a shared digital representation of a built asset to facilitate design, construction and operation processes to form a reliable basis for decisions” (BS EN ISO 19650-1:2018).  

BIM facilitates early supply chain and operational team involvement. Furthermore, it unlocks more efficient and transparent ways of planning, designing, creating and maintaining built assets, whether buildings or infrastructure, over their whole lifecycle. A useful BIM resource with short explanatory videos can be found here

Together with the BSI and UK BIM Alliance, CDBB was part of the UK BIM Framework. Read more about our partnership here and discover its key benefits here.


Click here for our BIM resources