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Centre for Digital Built Britain completed its five-year mission and closed its doors at the end of September 2022

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CDBB Week is a series of events and activities that focus on the rich variety of work at the Centre.

Planning for the inaugural CDBB Week is well underway. CDBB Week 2019 will bring together key stakeholders from the Centre’s academic, industry and public sector networks to celebrate our collaborative and joined-up approach towards a digital built Britain that is fit for the future. The week will consist digital and in-person events that will bring together those involved in the Centre’s wide-ranging networks to show how we are working towards our vision of digital transformation in the built environment. Full details of activities ongoing throughout the week will be released in due course.

National Digital Twin Day - 9 September

In collaboration with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), The National Digital Twin Day will shine a light on how digital twin thinking can drive more value from data, maximise infrastructure performance and deliver better outcomes for society.

Delegates will hear from the built environment’s digital leadership, CDBB’s Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG), on the pathway to better information management plus features and benefits of digital twins. The event programme offers guidance on digital twin adoption through a series of interactive afternoon workshops, including:

  • Digital Twins Explained - a workshop aimed at delegates who have little-to-no experience or knowledge of digital twins, and want to gain a basic understanding of their features and benefits
  • Digital Twin Early Adopters - a workshop aimed at those who are at the outset of utilising digital twins on real projects, and want to share ideas and learning experiences with fellow early adopters
  • Digital Twins Enhanced - a workshop aimed at digital twin hub pioneers and owners, who want to fine-tune their approach and gain further understanding from fellow digital twin leaders

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Transforming Construction Challenge Day - 10 September

As part of ongoing work under the UK’s Transforming Construction Challenge and the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, a new thought-leadership blog from the Construction Innovation Hub will be launched on Tuesday, 10 September 2019. The blog will be a focal point to drive collaboration and to feature success stories in the development, commercialisation and promotion of digital and manufacturing technologies for the construction sector.  

International Day - 11 September

As part of the week and to celebrate the success of our International Programme, CDBB will be officially launching the National BIM Strategy Online Training Programme Wednesday, 11 September of CDBB Week. The launch will consist of a digital communications campaign to include blog articles of partner country success stories, and social media activity.  

BIM Roundtable Reception - 11 September

We will be holding a reception during CDBB week for all those involved with and interested in the Roundtable series delivered by CDBB in partnership with CIOB. The reception will take place on Wednesday 11 September in Cambridge. For more information and to book, please visit here.

CDBB Summer Research Showcase - 12 September

Part of CDBB Week, booking has now opened for the CDBB Summer Research Showcase on 12 September. This booked up quickly last year, so reserve your place soon! The Summer Research Showcase will provide attendees with an opportunity to meet and engage with researchers in CDBB’s national academic network, as well as highlight CDBB’s critical contribution to academia and in providing the evidence base needed for the digital transformation of the built environment. The Summer Research Showcase will consist of:

  • Keynote presentations from CDBB’s academic leadership, including discussions on the next phase of CDBB research as part of the Construction Innovation Hub
  • ‘Pecha Kucha’ style presentations from CDBB’s Early Career Researchers and general project researchers, including key findings from their CDBB-funded projects
  • Networking opportunities with key stakeholders from CDBB’s policy, industry and academic networks

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#CDBBWeek2019 Digital Roundup - 13 September

Rounding off CDBB Week 2019, we will highlight the key headlines and outcomes of the week’s in-person events and online activities via our social media channels, and launch additional videos, presentations and bonus content from each day of CDBB Week.

Follow all activities going on during #CDBBWeek2019 on Twitter at @CambridgeCDBB and on our blog


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Monday, 9 September, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, 13 September, 2019 - 18:00
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