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Guest Blog from Dr Alan Hore, CitA and the case for digital

Guest Blog from Dr Alan Hore, CitA and the case for digital

11 January 2019

The Construction IT Alliance (CitA) supports the Irish construction sector to take full advantage of current and emerging information and communications technologies. Dr Alan Hore, Co-Founder of CitA and Head of Quantity Surveying at Dublin Institute of Technology, sets out the case for the transition to digital.

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Blog: Alexandra Bolton rounds off the year!

Blog: Alexandra Bolton rounds off the year!

18 December 2018

To coincide with the publication of the Centre for Digital Built Britain’s ‘Year One: Towards a digital built Britain’ report, Alexandra Bolton, Deputy Director of CDBB, reflects on the digital journey to date and looks ahead to 2019.

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Blog: Thayla Zomer discusses the University of Cambridge BIM Journey

Blog: Thayla Zomer discusses the University of Cambridge BIM Journey

11 December 2018

The University of Cambridge is creating a digital estate and delivering fully integrated BIM across design, construction and facilities management. Thayla Zomer, a PhD student at the Centre for Digital Built Britain investigating practices that influence the successful execution and completion of BIM projects, sets out the University’s digital journey.

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Professor Andy Neely welcomes the announcement of Core Innovation Hub funding

Professor Andy Neely welcomes the announcement of Core Innovation Hub funding

30 November 2018

Following today’s announcement that CDBB as part of the Transforming Construction Alliance has been awarded leadership of the new £72m Core Innovation Hub, Professor Andy Neely, Director of the Centre, welcomes the good news.

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Guest Blog on Virtual Reality Technology and Education

Guest Blog on Virtual Reality Technology and Education

28 November 2018

A collaborative project between Stanford University, in the US, and the University of Cambridge is combining Virtual Reality technology and education to bring the outside world to children who are not able to experience it. Kathy Ho, a teacher at the Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, Gemma Gordon, a Research Associate at the Cambridge Department of Computer Science and Technology, and Anil Madhavapeddy, Lecturer at the Cambridge Department of Computer Science and Technology are looking to the future through Imagine.

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Seven common challenges facing governments when introducing BIM

Seven common challenges facing governments when introducing BIM

26 November 2018

The experience of progressing BIM as a national digitalisation strategy while working with countries globally to secure a common approach to BIM has generated a diverse range of practical understanding. Adam Matthews, lead for CDBB International, reflects on this experience and sets out seven ‘big questions’ for national BIM programmes.

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CDBB Blog November 2018 Alexandra Bolton

CDBB Blog November 2018 Alexandra Bolton

20 November 2018

In her monthly roundup, Alexandra Bolton, Deputy Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain, updates on the Centre’s latest activities.

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Satellite Applications Catapult: asset monitoring using satellite and IoT technologies - update

Satellite Applications Catapult: asset monitoring using satellite and IoT technologies - update

14 November 2018

Blog by Innovate UK on the Satellite Applications Catapult: asset monitoring using satellite and IoT technologies. Originally posted on Innovate UK site, reposted with permission.

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Blog by Jaimie Johnston considers the potential of technology to enhance creativity in architecture

Blog by Jaimie Johnston considers the potential of technology to enhance creativity in architecture

10 November 2018

The recent announcement by Housing Secretary James Brokenshire (MP) to launch the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission puts quality and aesthetics on the construction agenda. Jaimie Johnston, Director and Head of Global Systems at the integrated design and operations consultancy Bryden Wood considers the potential of technology to enhance creativity.

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Guest Blog: Professor Lord Robert Mair reflects on the achievements of civil engineering

Guest Blog: Professor Lord Robert Mair reflects on the achievements of civil engineering

31 October 2018

As his presidential year for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) draws to a close, Professor Lord Robert Mair, head of the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction at the University of Cambridge, sets his sights on the role of civil engineering to help address global challenges in the digital age.

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