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Read more at: Blog: Opening the black box: exploring practical enactment of the BIM mandate

Blog: Opening the black box: exploring practical enactment of the BIM mandate

19 October 2020

New research by Thayla Zomer , a PhD r esearcher at the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) , University of Cambri dge , Professor Andy Neely, Director of CDBB and Dr A jith Parlikad , explores how organisational aspects and existing ways of working can affect the implementation of built environment policy and limit...

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Read more at: Blog: Procurement Strategies for Incentivising Collaborative Delivery to Optimise Whole-life Outcomes

Blog: Procurement Strategies for Incentivising Collaborative Delivery to Optimise Whole-life Outcomes

12 October 2020

Professor David Mosey, Professor Cam Middleton, Darya Bahram, Dr Roxana Vornicu, Dr Paolo Giana Despite the constraints imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been significant progress in the CDBB research programme examining how collaborative procurement models, integrated contracts and BIM can incentivise efficient...

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Read more at: Blog: What is the point of a National Digital Twin?  by Miranda Sharp

Blog: What is the point of a National Digital Twin? by Miranda Sharp

7 October 2020

There is a difference between a nation of digital twins and a National Digital Twin Isolated digital twins exist as a replica of an asset with a symbiotic relationship to the real thing. Enterprises are constructing these isolated twins and creating value from increased efficiencies, higher customer satisfaction and safer...

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Read more at: Blog: Putting digital at the heart of the built environment - by David Philp

Blog: Putting digital at the heart of the built environment - by David Philp

24 September 2020

The industry has a prime opportunity to set a new course and increase the pace towards digitalisation. The Construction Innovation Hub’s digital impact director David Philp explains Whether we are working with industry or academic partners our aim is to maintain an open dialogue, share insight and knowledge of real-world...

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Read more at: Blog: Diversity and Inclusion in Construction: The importance of Allies by Dave Philp

Blog: Diversity and Inclusion in Construction: The importance of Allies by Dave Philp

23 September 2020

At the end of August, I had the pleasure of presenting at the Women in BIM ‘How to be an effective ally’ webinar. Women in BIM (WiB) – of which I am the Regional Lead for Scotland – is a global online community with a vision to support, empower and celebrate inclusion in BIM and digital construction professionals. This...

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Read more at: Blog - BIM, AI and Construction Tech by Professor Rafael Sacks

Blog - BIM, AI and Construction Tech by Professor Rafael Sacks

11 September 2020

Construction must adopt digital tools to prepare the way for information and automation technologies that deliver value . Professor Rafael Sacks , Visiting Professor at CDBB, and Ashtrom Engineering Company Chair in Civil Engineering at the   Technion , Israel Institute of Technology, sets out the House of Construction...

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Read more at: Blog: Digital Twins - the challenges of knowledge transfers and market penetration

Blog: Digital Twins - the challenges of knowledge transfers and market penetration

2 September 2020

Built Environment Digital Twinning has been published and is available for download. The report, authored by Ioannis Brilakis , Yuandong Pan, André Borrmann and associates from Siemens is the outcome of the International Workshop on Built Environment Digital Twinning , which was held in Germany in December 2019, co-...

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Read more at: Blog: Challenges and the Promise of a National Digital Twin - by Dame Wendy Hall

Blog: Challenges and the Promise of a National Digital Twin - by Dame Wendy Hall

28 August 2020

Dame Wendy Hall, Regius Professor of Computer Science and Executive Director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton, was instrumental in the development of the World Wide Web. A contributor to the CDBB report ‘ The pathway towards an Information Management Framework: A ‘Commons’ for Digital Built...

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Read more at: Blog - Building Blocks for Digitalization by Dan Rossiter

Blog - Building Blocks for Digitalization by Dan Rossiter

24 August 2020

by Dan Rossiter, BSI ( This article and image were originally published in BSI's Standards Outlook - Issue five and the BSI Website .) The built environment is massively important to the UK economy and the wider public good, encompassing as it does all major infrastructure such as road and rail and the buildings in which...

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Read more at: DT Hub Blog: Learn by doing, Progress by sharing: DT Hub and The Information Management Framework

DT Hub Blog: Learn by doing, Progress by sharing: DT Hub and The Information Management Framework

21 August 2020

By Sarah Hayes , Change Stream Lead of the National Digital Twin programme The DT Hub was launched at the end of March 2020 and now in August has grown to over 500 members. That’s over 500 people and organisations interested in developing digital twins across infrastructure asset owners, local authorities, architects...

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