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Centre for Digital Built Britain


CDBB's Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG) was launched by HM Treasury in July 2018. The DFTG is a key step in the digital transformation of the infrastructure and construction sectors.

The DFTG is tasked to deliver key recommendations from the National Infrastructure Commission’s ‘Data for the Public Good Report'. It reports to HM Government through the CDBB Strategic Advisory Board. The overarching purpose of the DFTG is to steer and guide the successful development and adoption of the “Information Management Framework for the Built Environment”.

It will bring together government, industry, academia and regulators to drive up the quality and openness of infrastructure data. The group will advise on how we can set common standards and tear down barriers to data sharing, all to increase the efficiency of construction projects and deliver high-performing infrastructure fit for the 21st century." 

Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick (MP) at the launch event July 2018

The creation of the framework forms an integral part of HM Government’s modern Industrial Strategy and Construction Sector Deal. The framework will establish the building blocks to enable effective information management across the built environment and will pave the way for the development of the national digital twin. The DFTG is made up of senior leaders within the landscape and is chaired by Mark Enzer, Chief Technical Officer of Mott MacDonald.

CDBB has a critical role to play in bringing the sector together around a shared vision, in acting as custodian of the UK's standards for information management in the built environment, and in providing practical evidence-based support for those engaged in the transformation"

Mark Enzer, Chair of the Digital Framework Task Group and Chief Technical Officer at Mott MacDonald

Find out more about the activities of the DFTG below

Gemini PrinciplesGemini Principles

CDBB has published the first output of its Digital Framework Task Group, The Gemini Principles. The paper sets out proposed principles to guide the national digital twin and the information management framework that will enable it.

DFTG Interactive RoadmapRoadmap

Roadmap - the next output of the Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG). The Roadmap sets out how the Information Management Framework for the built environment (the ‘Framework’) will be delivered, which in turn will enable the development of the National Digital Twin (NDT).

Sam ChorltonDT Hub

Digital Twin Hub (DT Hub), a collaborative, learning community for those who own or develop Digital TwinsCDBB and the DFTG are pleased to announce that Samuel Chorlton of the Data and Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure (DAFNI) will Chair the Steering Group that will establish the DT Hub.