skip to content

Centre for Digital Built Britain

 

The CDBB has established the Digital Twin Hub (DT Hub), a collaborative web-enabled community for those who own, or who are developing, digital twins within the built environment.

The DT Hub gives members a safe space where they can learn from, and share with, others who are on the same journey. Members are able to participate in events that will not only develop their own capabilities, but also advance the state of the art in digital twins. 

The DT Hub is steered by a group of experts from the academia, government and industry and it is chaired by Sam Chorlton.

The DT Hub is now live - please visit it here: https://digitaltwinhub.co.uk/ 

DT Hub - Digital Twin Talks video series

The DT Hub is pleased to present Digital Twin Talks! Join us on the 28th April for the first video in a five part series exploring how digital twins are defined and the overarching concepts around them.  

The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), the Open Data Institute (ODI), the Data & Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure (DAFNI) and the Alan Turing Institute (ATI) will present the work they have done around concepts and definitions with a release of a new video each week followed by live discussions with the presenter. The series will conclude with a digital round table webinar where participants will have a chance to input and discuss with the presenter panel how current thinking is being realised in their own organisations. 

Series schedule: 

Videos will be available from 9:00 each Tuesday with live discussions from 10:30 – 11:30. 

  • 28th April: Towards a Web of Digital Twins, Olivier Thereaux, ODI 
  • 5th May: DAFNI Meeting the Digital Twin Challenge, Brian Matthews, DAFNI 
  • 12th May: Urban Digital Twins, Mark Birkin, ATI 
  • 19th May: Twinfrastructure, Creating a Common Language, Neil Thompson, CDBB 
  • 26th May: Digital Roundtable  

Watch DT Hub Chair, Samuel Chorlton's video introduction to the series:

Blogs

  1. Bringing together the digital twin community - Samuel Chorlton - February 2020
  2. Setting up the DT Hub - David Cuckow - October 2019
  3. The vision for a National Digital Twin - Sarah Hayes - September 2019
  4. Driving towards a National Digital Twin applied approach - Samuel Chorlton - August 2019
  5. Infrastructure Digital Twin - Samuel Chorlton, July 2019
  6. Samuel Chorlton, Chair of the DT Hub - sets out some of the challenges and opportunities

The key objectives of the DT Hub are:

To provide a focus for learning and sharing experiences on digital twins
To drive innovation, develop expertise and advance the “state of the art” for digital twins in the built environment 
To identify good practice, develop guidance and (potentially) produce standards on data sharing and digital twins​ 
To showcase the benefits of digital twins; creating use cases and case studies that will provide evidence for developing business cases​
To create a support network for seeking partners and finding support in addressing challenges​
To provide a register of work on digital twins within the built environment; showing who is doing what where; identifying the leading digital twins, pilots and demonstrators​
To identify gaps that need to be addressed in moving towards a National Digital Twin and to define the additional work/pilots that will address them
To promote the adoption of the Information Management Framework and to create the basis of the National Digital Twin

More information, including a number of Digital Twin projects currently running across the UK, will soon be updated here.

If you are interested in joining the DT Hub and becoming part of the community, please do contact us and subscribe to keep in touch.

The Gemini Principles, published by the CDBB, set out the proposed principles to guide the development of the National Digital Twin and the Information Management Framework that will enable it. The CDBB has also published the Roadmap, which outlines the plan for its delivery.

Connect: 

To register your interest in the DT Hub, please connect with us at https://digitaltwinhub.co.uk/

To subscribe to CDBB’s database and receive newsletters and regular updates, or connect with us for research or industrial engagement opportunities, please complete the following form.

 

Subject: 

Related News

Read more at: DT Hub - Digital Twin Talks Series 2

DT Hub - Digital Twin Talks Series 2

3 July 2020

The DT Hub is pleased to present its second series of Digital Twin Talks! Join us on the 7th July for the first video in a eight part series exploring the interconnection of digital twins and the benefits that can be delivered. The series provides an opportunity to bring together a number of views from across the industry...

Read more

Read more at: An Approach to Delivery a National Digital Twin for the United Kingdom

An Approach to Delivery a National Digital Twin for the United Kingdom

29 May 2020

The approach to delivering a National Digital Twin for the United Kingdom summary_tech_report_may29.jpg Published today, The approach to delivering a National Digital Twin for the United Kingdom outlines the National Digital Twin Programme’s progress to date, while looking ahead to the development of the Information...

Read more

Read more at: The pathway towards an Information Management Framework - A ‘Commons’ for Digital Built Britain

The pathway towards an Information Management Framework - A ‘Commons’ for Digital Built Britain

20 May 2020

The Centre for Digital Built Britain’s National Digital Twin programme has launched an open consultation seeking feedback on the proposed approach to the development of an Information Management Framework for the built environment. pathway_to_imf_image.jpg A new report, The Pathway Towards an Information Management...

Read more

Read more at: Blog: DT Hub - Skills required for successful adoption of digital twins

Blog: DT Hub - Skills required for successful adoption of digital twins

15 May 2020

Following the success of the official launch of CDBB’s Digital Twin Hub, Samuel Chorlton , Chair of the DT Hub, considers the possible competencies, skills and cultural changes integral to the successful adoption of digital twins. The launch of the DT Hub marks a significant step in the journey towards a National Digital...

Read more

Read more at: Digital Twin Hub Launches Video Series

Digital Twin Hub Launches Video Series

17 April 2020

The DT Hub is pleased to present Digital Twin Talks! Join us on the 28th April for the first video in a five part series exploring how digital twins are defined and the overarching concepts around them. The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), the Open Data Institute (ODI), the Data & Analytics Facility for...

Read more

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...

Read more

National Annex for BS EN ISO 19650-2 available for public comment

DT Hub Blog: David Cuckow from BSI on Setting up the DT Hub

17 October 2019

David Cuckow from BSI talks about the role of the Digital Twins Hub to share knowledge, agree on common approaches and inform future “good practice”. David is leading the team that will set up and facilitate the DT Hub, working as part of the CDBB team and together with the founder members and key stakeholders. Digital...

Read more

Sarah Hayes

DT Hub Blog: The vision for a National Digital Twin

20 September 2019

DT Hub Blog September 2019 Sarah Hayes, author of the National Infrastructure Commission’s ‘Data for the Public Good’ (2017), reflects on progress and possibilities on the development of a National Digital Twin following her keynote at the recently held National Digital Twin Day. At National Digital Twin Day, CDBB and the...

Read more

Samuel Chorlton

DT Hub Blog: Driving towards a National Digital Twin - an applied approach

20 August 2019

Ahead of the National Digital Twin Day event that is part of the Centre for Digital Built Britain’s CDBB Week 2019, Samuel Chorlton, chair of CDBB’s Digital Twin Hub Steering Group and Project and Technical Lead for the Data & Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure (DAFNI), calls for a collaborative and applied approach in the journey towards a National Digital Twin.

Read more