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Read more at: Digital Twins Journeys: a new infographic on ecosystems of services enabled by connected digital twins

Digital Twins Journeys: a new infographic on ecosystems of services enabled by connected digital twins

17 January 2022

By 2050, an estimated 4.1 million people will be affected by sight loss in the UK, making up a portion of the 14.1 smarthospital_panels_v4-page-001.jpg million disabled people in the UK. How might digital twins create opportunities for better accessibility and navigability of the built environment for blind and partially...


Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: creating value from high-volume built environment data
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Digital Twin Journeys: creating value from high-volume built environment data

10 January 2022

Digital twins are not just a useful resource for understanding the sakthy.jpg here-and-now of built assets. If an asset changes condition or position over its lifecycle, historical data from remote sensors can make this change visible to asset managers through a digital twin. However, this means retaining and managing a...


Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: Digital Twins for Asset Managers
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Digital Twin Journeys: Digital Twins for Asset Managers

20 December 2021

nwkcover.png Our latest output from the Digital Twin Journeys series is a webcomic by David Sheppard. 'Now We Know' tells the story of a fictional building manager, Hank, who isn't sure how a building digital twin can help him in his work when the existing building management system tells him what he thinks he needs to...


Read more at: Winter News Update 2021

Winter News Update 2021

15 December 2021

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! winter_newsletter.jpg Welcome to our winter news update . It has been a busy year for CDBB and for this end of year update we focus on two recent high-profile events where we showcased much of our recent work, Digital Construction Week and the first Global BIM Network...


Read more at: Exploring the benefits of engineered timber for building schools

Exploring the benefits of engineered timber for building schools

15 December 2021

Published in MDPI Sustainability a new open access paper from Antiopi Koronaki, Aurimas Bukauskas, Aftab Jalia, Darshil U. Shah and Michael H. Ramage from the Centre for Natural Material Innovation at the University of Cambridge , ‘ Prefabricated Engineered Timber Schools in the United Kingdom Challenges and Opportunities...


Read more at: Digitising Scotland's Healthcare Estate

Digitising Scotland's Healthcare Estate

13 December 2021

The Construction Innovation Hub (the Hub) is working with NHS Scotland to accelerate the digitisation of Scotland’s healthcare estate. As one of the largest estates in the UK, with thousands of assets and properties, NHS Scotland is transforming the way it manages data across the 14 territorial Health Boards and eight...


Read more at: Digital Construction Week 2021

Digital Construction Week 2021

7 December 2021

A range of CDBB projects and work was highlighted at Digital Construction Week which took place on 24 and 25 November at the ExCeL in London. The two day event was a celebration of innovation in the built environment . The Construction Innovation Hub was a headline partner for the event and sponsor of the main stage which...


Read more at: Global BIM Network launches Roadmap at first annual General Assembly to support digitalisation of the built environment

Global BIM Network launches Roadmap at first annual General Assembly to support digitalisation of the built environment

2 December 2021

PRESS RELEASE Today, 2 December 2021, marks the launch of the Global BIM Network ’s (the Network’s) strategic Roadmap outlining a vision and collaborative pathway for public sector leadership across the globe. The Global BIM Network Roadmap 2021-2025: Advancing the Digitalization of the Built Environment will promote...


Read more at: The UK BIM Framework update on Guidance for Information Management according to BS EN ISO 19650

The UK BIM Framework update on Guidance for Information Management according to BS EN ISO 19650

1 December 2021

The UK BIM Framework has released an update to the online guidance supporting the BS EN ISO 19650 series. This latest release continues to reflect the considerable commitment and voluntary effort by industry to continue the drive towar ds impl ementation of the UK BIM Framework across the whole built environment. The new...


Read more at: Launch of BIM Toolkit at UK Digital Construction Week to support adoption and implementation of the BIM methodology

Launch of BIM Toolkit at UK Digital Construction Week to support adoption and implementation of the BIM methodology

23 November 2021

PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, 24 November 2021 - during Digital Construction Week - CDBB International launches a new BIM Toolkit to support the adoption and implementation of BIM across the globe. The international BIM Toolkit has been created following collaborative work led by CDBB International, supporting the UK...