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Research Bridgehead

"Digital Built Britain will support the development of world-leading UK capability, enhancing the performance of our built environment and the cities and communities it serves. The new Centre for Digital Built Britain at the University of Cambridge will be collaborative, interdisciplinary and driven by research, technical innovation and industry engagement.” Jennifer Schooling, Director of Research Bridgehead

The UK has the potential to lead one of the defining developments of the 21st century. Digital Built Britain will enable the country to capture not only all the inherent value in our built assets, but also the data to create a digital and smart city economy to transform the lives of all.

Preparing the ground for a Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) requires a ‘bridgehead’ between the DBB programme and the UK research community. This bridgehead will build effective relationships with the research community to harness value, enabling results of innovative academic research to inform the development of DBB and become part of professional practice. A panel of experts will guide the activities of the bridgehead.

The bridgehead will manage the identification and delivery of the DBB research programme to optimise value. It will actively feed in to the wider development of DBB and gather research requirements. The bridgehead will develop a network model that will bring together academic researchers, industry and stakeholder organisations to drive the creation of a digitally-enabled landscape.

The next four to six months will see a further scoping programme to develop a more detailed assessment of the current research landscape and future research requirements. This phase will start to build an academic community around Level 3 and 4 and deliver the detailed requirements for the bridgehead and for the funding mechanisms to enable the engagement of the UK research community.

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

Workshop related to the D-COM Network.

Dec 17, 2018


BIM 4 Clients

Jan 16, 2019

Institution of Engineering and Technology 2 Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL

Upcoming events