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Thought Leadership Blogs From the Centre for Digital Built Britain
Blog - Andrew Robinson on the Level 2 Convergence Programme

Blog - Andrew Robinson on the Level 2 Convergence Programme

Dr Andrew Robinson is a co-founder and partner of Urban Innovation Labs, the organisation commissioned by the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) to report on the Level 2 Convergence (L2C) programme. In this blog Andy explains the importance of L2C in leveraging the full value of a digital built Britain.

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Blog - Roma Agrawal - The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures

Blog - Roma Agrawal - The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures

Author of 'Built: The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures', structural engineer at AECOM and champion of engineering as a career, Roma Agrawal proposes a skills manifesto to deliver our digital-built future.

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Blog - Alexandra Bolton gives an update to CDBB activities

Blog - Alexandra Bolton gives an update to CDBB activities

Alexandra Bolton, Deputy Director of CDBB, prepares to reveal the successful Network Bid applications and announces a diary date for the forthcoming CDBB Pecha Kucha Lunch event.

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Blog from the CDBB Level 2 team

Blog from the CDBB Level 2 team

The Centre’s BIM Level Two programme for 2018/19 brings focus to supporting current best practice and guiding growth towards a digitally built and operated Britain. Ahead of publication of new international standards, Terry Stocks, Head of the UK BIM L2 programme and Dave Philp, BIM L2 Communications Manager, report on progress and future plans.

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International Blog: Achievements of the European Programme

International Blog: Achievements of the European Programme

In this month’s blog Richard Lane, Programme Manager for the EU BIM Task Group and Delivery Manager for the CDBB International Programme, reflects on the achievements of the European programme to date and looks forward to the next phase.

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Guest Blog - Dr Jacqui Taylor - FlyingBinary

Guest Blog - Dr Jacqui Taylor - FlyingBinary

In this month’s guest blog Dr Jacqui Taylor, CEO and co-founder of FlyingBinary, a company recognised as one of the 20 global Internet of Things (IoT) companies building capacity for Society 5.0 in 2018, articulates how a digital built Britain can deliver Society 5.0 for the UK.

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Blog - Alexandra Bolton talks us through this month's activities

Blog - Alexandra Bolton talks us through this month's activities

Alexandra Bolton, Deputy Director of CDBB, reports on the latest activities at HQ, including Mini-Projects, Research Networks and Digital Twins.

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Blog - Trudi Sully from MTC reflects on the Working Together Transforming Construction event

Blog - Trudi Sully from MTC reflects on the Working Together Transforming Construction event

Trudi Sully, Associate Director for Construction and Infrastructure at the Manufacturing Technology Centre reflects on the organisation’s recent Working Together Transforming Construction event that showcased game-changing processes and technologies to transform the future of construction.

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International Blog: International Development

International Blog: International Development

Sharing a digital language for construction enables partner countries to secure domestic benefits and increase international growth says Adam Matthews, who leads the international Digital Built Britain team. In this blog Adam reflects on Chile’s achievements in copying and adapting the UK’s BIM programme.

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Guest Blog - Karen Alford - Environment Agency

Guest Blog - Karen Alford - Environment Agency

In this month’s guest blog Karen Alford, Flood and Coastal Risk Manager for the Environment Agency, specialising in asset data and information, charts the organisation’s digital journey and looks forward to the next step.

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Blog - Introducing Kirsten Lamb - Information Specialist

Blog - Introducing Kirsten Lamb - Information Specialist

In this month's team blog we are pleased to introduce Kirsten Lamb, who is working with the CDBB as our information specialist. Find out what her role involves and how you can benefit from Kirsten's guide to staying up to date.

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International Stream Blog: Introducing Richard Lane

International Stream Blog: Introducing Richard Lane

Richard Lane is Delivery Manager for the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) international development programme. In his first blog for CDBB, Richard reflects on the value of international collaboration and the benefits of lessons learned from UK BIM.

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Guest Blog - Araceli Camargo - Relating Neuroscience to the Built Environment

Guest Blog - Araceli Camargo - Relating Neuroscience to the Built Environment

Araceli Camargo is the Director of The Centric Lab that works in partnership with researchers at University College London to relate neuroscience to the built environment. In this blog for CDBB Arceli considers the science of buildings.

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Blog - CDBB Update - Alexandra Bolton

Blog - CDBB Update - Alexandra Bolton

Alexandra Bolton, Deputy Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), reports on the latest CDBB mini research projects, and makes the case for taking a multidisciplinary approach to the digital agenda.

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Blog - Introducing Terry Stocks

Blog - Introducing Terry Stocks

Terry Stocks leads the BIM L2 workstream within the Centre for Digital Built Britain programme. He makes the case for building the digital foundations to safeguard construction output.

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Blog - International Stream - Adam Matthews

Blog - International Stream - Adam Matthews

Adam Matthews, who leads the international development stream of the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), sets out the global scope of the Digital Built Britain programme.

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Guest Blog - Arthur Lankester - Smart Cities Expedition

Guest Blog - Arthur Lankester - Smart Cities Expedition

Arthur Lankester, Smart Cities Expedition, explains his upcoming one-man-on-a-motorcycle expedition to Smart Cities in Europe and beyond.

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Blog - Introducing Alexandra Bolton - Assistant Director

Blog - Introducing Alexandra Bolton - Assistant Director

In this Blog we hear from the Centre's Assistant Director, Alexandra Bolton, as she describes her role and her vision for the Centre.

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Blog - Dr Mark Bew - Strategic Advisor

Blog - Dr Mark Bew - Strategic Advisor

Dr Mark Bew, Strategic Advisor to the Centre, sets his role at, and vision for, the Centre for Digital Built Britain

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Blog - Professor Andy Neely

Blog - Professor Andy Neely

As Director of the new Centre for Digital Built Britain, based at the University of Cambridge, Professor Andy Neely, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Relations, sets out the next stage of the Digital Built Britain programme.

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Blog on Delivering Digital Built Britain

Blog on Delivering Digital Built Britain

In this Blog Post on the BIM+ website David Philp sets out his view of the journey plan for Digital Built Britain.

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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.