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Centre for Digital Built Britain


Learn more about the outputs of the Centre’s 2018 mini-projects and funded Research Networks to discover how you can get involved to shape CDBB’s Research Framework and future funding calls.

At this event we will be showcasing some of the work completed by the mini-project teams this year, as well as finding out more about the Research Networks funded during the recent Research Network Call. This will be a great chance to meet the people St Catherines Collegeinvolved and find out how to get involved in these networks as they grow.

The event is a Pecha Kucha style event, where presentations will be short and concise, and so this will be a great way to get an overarching understanding of the research and networks funded by the CDBB.

This is a free event and a networking lunch will be provided. Places will be limited.


Booking has now closed for this event.


Draft Programme

The draft programme for the afternoon is below. This is subject to change. A final programme will be issued in due course. The event starts at 12.00 for lunch and networking, and finishes around 15.00-15.30. The links in the mini-project section of the agenda below take you to the project page for that presentation for reference.

Arrival, Lunch and Networking


Welcome and Introduction

Prof Andy Neely

What is a Digital Built Britain

Prof Andy Neely



Machine Learning and AI in the Built Environment

Thies Lindenthal

Designing safe complex environments

Thomas Stone

PolyChora Alpha: a new digital interface for interdisciplinary city design

Ying Jin

Urban Planning and BIM

Franziska Sielker

BIM in the UK house building industry: opportunities and barriers to adoption

Gemma Burgess

Creating Spaces that Understand People Employing Sensor Technologies to Inform the Design and Operation of Human-Centred Spaces

Mohamed Zaki/
Ben Lucas

Future Cities and BIM

Franziska Sielker

Crowdsourcing data in mining spatial urban activities: the case of multidimensional analysis of Urban Segregation in Cambridge and Ningbo

Elisabete Silva

IOT Network Behaviours and Dependencies

Qi Li

Building Impulse: A novel digital toolkit for productive, healthy and resource efficient buildings

Alessandra Luna Navarro/Mark Allen

Visualising the Future: Big Data and the Built Environment

Rosamunde Almond/ Simon Patterson

The Edge, Amsterdam – Showcasing an exemplary IoT building 

Kevin Flanagan

Autonomous Image Recapture

Jon Roozenbeek



Introduction to CDBB research and research networks

Jennifer Schooling

Cambridge Digital Twin Case Study

Vivi (Q.Lu)

Learning from Others: Digital Transformation Challenges

Kirsten Lamb

D-COM: Digitisation of Requirements, Regulations and Compliance Checking Processes in the Built Environment

Tom Beach
Cardiff University

Housing Digital Built Britain             

Gemma Burgess
University of Cambridge

Vision Network: Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality for Digital Built Britain AR / VR          

Manuel Davila Delgado UWE Bristol

Pedagogy and Upskilling

Jason Underwood, University of Salford

Methodologies for Planning Complex Infrastructure under Uncertainty

Chris Dent
University of Edinburgh and Alan Turing Institute

Network FOuNTAIN: Network For ONTologies And Information maNagement in Digital Built Britain

Peter Demian/Steven Yeomans
Loughborough University

Closing Remarks

Alexandra Bolton

Networking, Coffee and Desserts


Monday, 30 July, 2018 - 12:00 to 15:30
Contact email: 
Contact phone: 
01223 760090
Event location: 
St Catharine's College, Cambridge