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Read more at: Press Release: Boosting digital transformation of local authority construction projects

Press Release: Boosting digital transformation of local authority construction projects

13 May 2021

A new tool from the Construction Innovation Hub launches today (13 May 2021) to help local authorities to transform how they design, build and use their buildings digitally. gsl_navigator_image.jpg The Local Authority Government Soft Landings (GSL) Interactive Navigator has been developed in association with the National...

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Read more at: Blog: Digital twins and how the Hub’s new interactive guidance can help

Blog: Digital twins and how the Hub’s new interactive guidance can help

11 May 2021

The Construction Playbook (2020) highlights the need for appointing parties, such as asset owner clients, to further embed digital technologies and processes, especially the UK BIM Framework and digital twins, as a vehicle to improve the performance, sustainability and value for money of projects and programmes allowing...

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Read more at: Research Profile - Digital Construction on a Shoestring

Research Profile - Digital Construction on a Shoestring

28 April 2021

Digitalisation is perceived as being beyond the financial reach of many small and medium sized companies (SMEs). There are a number of commonly cited barriers to engaging with digital tools and technologies, including high entry and operating costs and complexity. Digital Construction on a Shoestring is a collaborative...

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Read more at: Blog: Increasing confidence in organisations’ ability to manage information when delivering buildings and infrastructure

Blog: Increasing confidence in organisations’ ability to manage information when delivering buildings and infrastructure

27 April 2021

Ian Ronksley, Development Manager for The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), the national accreditation body, provides an update on accreditation and its role in ensuring that the construction industry applies good information management practices when delivering assets. UKAS is undertaking a Pilot Assessment...

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Read more at: Industry unites behind Vision for the Built Environment

Industry unites behind Vision for the Built Environment

21 April 2021

screenshot_2021-04-21_at_14.20.53.png A bold new Vision for the Built Environment is published today (Thursday 22 April). With contributions from over 75 industry leaders and endorsed by more than 35 cross industry bodies spanning the UK built environment sector, the Vision describes the future we want: a built environment...

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Read more at: Publication: National Digital Twin: Integration Architecture Pattern and Principles

Publication: National Digital Twin: Integration Architecture Pattern and Principles

20 April 2021

architecture.png The Architecture Principles This document builds on the National Digital Twin (NDT) Programme’s The Pathway Towards an Information Management Framework: A Commons for a Digital Built Britain . Enabled by the Construction Innovation Hub, it specifies a set of principles and a redeployable architectural...

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Read more at: Publication: A Framework for Composition: A Step Towards a Foundation for Assembly

Publication: A Framework for Composition: A Step Towards a Foundation for Assembly

20 April 2021

framework_for_composition.png The Construction Innovation Hub's  (the Hub) Platform Design Programme (PDP) working in partnership with both government and industry to develop a platform construction system consisting of a standardised kit of parts to deliver social infrastructure buildings, such as schools, hospitals, and ...

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Read more at: Publication: An integrated approach to information management: Identifying decisions and the information required for them using activity and process models

Publication: An integrated approach to information management: Identifying decisions and the information required for them using activity and process models

20 April 2021

prlcess_model.png If we are to achieve more from the built environment, it essential that we better understand the information required in its planning, design, construction and management. This information needs to be able to be shared and aggregated in a way that is effective, resilient and secure. This is critical not...

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Read more at: Research Profile - Smart Hospital of the Future: Digital technologies, service innovation, and hospital design

Research Profile - Smart Hospital of the Future: Digital technologies, service innovation, and hospital design

12 April 2021

Plans are afoot to relocate the century-old Moorfields Eye Hospital from its current home in London’s Old Street to a two-acre site at St Pancras Hospital, in the King’s Cross area. The move brings opportunity to use digital technologies (AI, analytics, digital twins) to innovate service provision to NHS patients and...

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Read more at: Exploring the BIM training landscape

Exploring the BIM training landscape

29 March 2021

Information management using building information modelling (BIM) is important in both the delivery and operation of our buildings and infrastructure . There is a need for this to be supported by effective training which is accessible to individuals and companies seeking to improve their information management capabilities...

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