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Read more at: Blog: Alexandra Bolton on skills and education in transforming construction

Blog: Alexandra Bolton on skills and education in transforming construction

5 March 2020

Ahead of this year’s Cambridge Science Festival and following the success of the Construction Innovation Hub’s support of Futurebuild 2020, Alexandra Bolton, Executive Director at the Centre for Digital Built Britain, considers skills and education crucial to transforming construction. Securing the skills, training and...

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Read more at: Blog: In the built environment, it isn’t easy being green – but data management can help

Blog: In the built environment, it isn’t easy being green – but data management can help

2 March 2020

To coincide with FutureBuild 2020 and conversations around the future of green construction Kirsten Lamb reflects on how data management can help in the pursuit of being green in the built environment. Kirsten explains how sustainability is one of the most compelling reasons to adopt information management practices and...

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Read more at: Blog: Skills Development and the Standards Landscape

Blog: Skills Development and the Standards Landscape

2 March 2020

Standards create an avenue of consistency and opportunity for skills to be recognised and developed. In this blog Kirsten Lamb reviews the work done to date on skills in relation to the standards landscape and points to future work needed to support progress towards an information management framework and a National...

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Read more at: Blog: Trudi Sully on the drive to deliver innovation

Blog: Trudi Sully on the drive to deliver innovation

25 February 2020

UK Research & Innovation’s Transforming Construction Challenge partners are joining forces at Futurebuild 2020. Ahead of the event, Trudi Sully, Impact Director for Manufacturing at the Construction Innovation Hub, considers the drive to deliver innovation to transform construction and presents her pick of the...

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Read more at: Blog: DT Hub - Bringing together the digital twin community

Blog: DT Hub - Bringing together the digital twin community

19 February 2020

CDBB’s Digital Twin Hub is establishing and bringing together stakeholders in the digital twin space to create a collaborative web-enabled community to drive learning and accelerate progression through shared experience. Samuel Chorlton, DT Hub Chair, reflects on making headway and identifying next steps. This year will...

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Read more at: Blog: Digital Construction on a Shoestring - Duncan McFarlane

Blog: Digital Construction on a Shoestring - Duncan McFarlane

4 February 2020

Ahead of the Construction Innovation Hub’s inaugural Digital Construction on a Shoestring workshop, Duncan McFarlane, Professor of Industrial Information Engineering at the University of Cambridge and head of the Distributed Information & Automation Laboratory at the Institute for Manufacturing considers the benefits...

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Read more at: Becoming Digital: Enacting Digital Transformation in Construction Projects

Becoming Digital: Enacting Digital Transformation in Construction Projects

28 January 2020

Becoming Digital: Enacting Digital Transformation in Construction Projects cdbb_wp_040_thayla_zomer_imagex300.jpg Our January Monthly paper is a working paper by Thalya Zomer, Andy Neely, Ajith Parlikad and Veronica Martinez. The paper investigates the implementation of building information modelling (BIM) in construction...

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Read more at: Blog: Professor Mark Girolami on the history of digital twins

Blog: Professor Mark Girolami on the history of digital twins

15 January 2020

Ahead of his Turing Talk touring lecture series, Professor Mark Girolami, Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Cambridge, Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair, Academic Director of CDBB, and Director of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Programme on Data Centric Engineering at The Alan...

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Read more at: Blog: Highlights from the International Programme

Blog: Highlights from the International Programme

18 December 2019

As we approach the start of a new year, Adam Matthews, Head of CDBB’s International Programme reflects on some of the highlights of 2019 and looks forward to the year ahead. In early 2019 the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) awarded the role of delivery partner for the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Pathfinder...

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Read more at: Making smart cities and digital twins that we can trust

Making smart cities and digital twins that we can trust

11 December 2019

brydon_wang.jpeg As part of CDBB’s series of blogs to mark Gemini Principles: One Year On, Technology and Construction Lawyer and Sessional Academic at Queensland University of Technology, Australia, Brydon Wang, considers the role of principles in making smart cities and digital twins trustworthy. Can we utilise the...

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