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International Blog - DIT/BEIS Event 10 October 2018

International Blog - DIT/BEIS Event 10 October 2018

The trade opportunities arising from the international adoption of BIM standards being pioneered in the UK was the focus of a Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for International Trade (DIT) event in collaboration with the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB). Adam Matthews, lead for CDBB International reflects on growing opportunities for UK export trade.

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Blog: Guest Blog on Sustainable Buildings by Dr Alice Moncaster

Blog: Guest Blog on Sustainable Buildings by Dr Alice Moncaster

Dr Alice Moncaster, Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering & Innovation at the Open University and Visiting Fellow at the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge considers how increasing digitisation will make buildings more sustainable.

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2018 CDBB October Newsletter

2018 CDBB October Newsletter

Find out about the latest news from CDBB on events, recruitment, our blogs, BIM updates, and more in CDBB's October newsletter.

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CDBB and CIOB collaborate on “Digital and BIM Level 2” Roundtables

CDBB and CIOB collaborate on “Digital and BIM Level 2” Roundtables

The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) are teaming up for a programme of high-level ‘roundtable’ discussions, which aim to further accelerate adoption of the Government’s digital strategy for the built environment especially the successful embedment of BIM Level 2 across industry.

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Blog: Alexandra Bolton tells us the latest news from CDBB

Blog: Alexandra Bolton tells us the latest news from CDBB

In her monthly CDBB round-up Alexandra Bolton, Deputy Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain offers an update on some of the events and activities that have been underway this month.

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Blog: Challenges and Opportunities of Data in Construction and Infrastructure by Jennifer Schooling

Blog: Challenges and Opportunities of Data in Construction and Infrastructure by Jennifer Schooling

While the construction and infrastructure sector generates huge amounts of data the full value of that data is yet to be realised. Dr Jennifer Schooling, Chair of the Research Strategy Steering Group at the Centre for Digital Built Britain considers the opportunities and challenges ahead.

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TechFest 2018

TechFest 2018

This year CDBB was pleased to sponsor the New Civil Engineer TechFest 2018. Held in the heart of London this event aimed to provide a forum for civil engineers to debate the industry’s biggest tech challenges, stimulate opportunities to further innovation. It also provided a forum for rewarding great innovations that are shaping the industry with a series of awards announced in an award ceremony at the end of the day.

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Guest International Blog: David Miller Architects - BIM Opens Doors in Chile

Guest International Blog: David Miller Architects - BIM Opens Doors in Chile

Guest international blog by David Miller Architects, reflecting on their work with Chile and collaboration with CDBB's Adam Matthews, who has been a key player in the promotion of the UK’s BIM expertise to various countries around the world and has been particularly active in Chile.

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CDBB September 2018 Newsletter

CDBB September 2018 Newsletter

Find out about the latest news on CDBB recruitment, our blogs, BIM updates, new events and more in CDBB's September newsletter.

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Blog: BIM Programme Update

Blog: BIM Programme Update

This week the CDBB Home Nations Working Group [HNWG] meeting will be hosted in Northern Ireland, bringing together the four national BIM programmes with the purpose of developing consistency of messaging and promoting a shared understanding of the value proposition afforded by a co-ordinated approach to a digitised UK built environment. BIM Communications Manager David Philp updates on what to expect.

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Guest Blog: Sam Williams discusses the benefits of child-friendly urban planning

Guest Blog: Sam Williams discusses the benefits of child-friendly urban planning

Arup’s report Cities Alive: Designing for urban childhoods (December 2017) presents the inclusive benefits of taking a child-friendly approach to urban planning. Sam Williams, part of the multi-disciplinary Operations Consulting team at Arup and one of the report’s authors, explores the built environment from a child’s perspective.

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Blog: Alexandra Bolton on CDBB's new funding opportunities

Blog: Alexandra Bolton on CDBB's new funding opportunities

Following the announcement of three new funding opportunities at the CDBB Summer Showcase Event, Alexandra Bolton, Deputy Director of the Centre, looks forward to receiving bids for the new calls.

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Consultation open on the future of automated compliance checking in the Built Environment

CDBB's D-COM network is looking for survey participants to help understand the present capabilities of compliance systems, along with the current attitudes and industry readiness for the digitisation of regulations and compliance checking.

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ICE Blog: Data - an untapped goldmine for productivity?

ICE Blog: Data - an untapped goldmine for productivity?

How can the infrastructure sector capitalise on the data opportunity? Ahead of the Shaping a Digital World event on 25 September, the Institution of Civil Engineers held a joint roundtable with construction sector advisors Invennt to explore the actions required.

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Blog from Amelia Burnett on the Engagement Programme

Blog from Amelia Burnett on the Engagement Programme

The Centre for Digital Built Britain’s (CDBB) engagement programme works across research, industry and policy to champion digital transformation. Amelia Burnett, Head of Engagement for CDBB, heralds the change.

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National Annex for BS EN ISO 19650-2 available for public comment

National Annex for BS EN ISO 19650-2 available for public comment

Later this year will see the first two international standards published for Building Information Modelling (BIM) BS EN ISO 19650–1 Organization of information about construction works – Information management using building information modelling – Part 1: Concepts and principles and BS EN ISO 19650-2 Organization of information about construction works – Information management using building information modelling – Part 2: Delivery phase of assets. These two standards will supersede BS 1192 (principles) and PAS 1192 part 2 (capital/delivery phase) respectively.

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Watch the presentations from CDBB's Summer Showcase - now online!

Watch the presentations from CDBB's Summer Showcase - now online!

If you missed our Summer Showcase, or would just like to watch the fast-paced presentations once again, then you can now watch the presentations here, along with the summary video of the day.

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Guest Blog from Professor Gillian Rose who provides a social geography perspective

Guest Blog from Professor Gillian Rose who provides a social geography perspective

The CDBB programme is actively multi-disciplinary to engage with ideas and perspectives beyond digital technology and construction. Gillian Rose, Professor of Human Geography at the University of Oxford, and a member of the CDBB Expert Research Panel, considers the digital built environment through the lens of social geography.

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CDBB August 2018 Newsletter

CDBB August 2018 Newsletter

New funding opportunities, the launch of the DFTG and more in CDBB's August newsletter.

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CDBB Summer Showcase event presents mini-projects and funded Research Networks and announces three new opportunities for research funding

CDBB Summer Showcase event presents mini-projects and funded Research Networks and announces three new opportunities for research funding

Fast-paced presentations, networking and the launch of three new research opportunities shaped the Centre for Digital Built Britain’s Summer Showcase event which attracted a full-house of industry professionals, academics from institutions across the UK, policy officials and members of the public.

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Blog: International Update - UK Government’s Prosperity Funded Global Infrastructure Programme

Blog: International Update - UK Government’s Prosperity Funded Global Infrastructure Programme

Adam Matthews, lead of the Centre for Digital Built Britain’s International Programme, discusses the benefits of the UK Government’s Prosperity funded Global Infrastructure Programme for partner countries and the UK.

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CDBB Funding Calls Now Open

CDBB Funding Calls Now Open

The Centre for Digital Built Britain is pleased to announce three new funding opportunities.

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Blog: Alexandra Bolton and data-informed opportunities

Blog: Alexandra Bolton and data-informed opportunities

Following the Government’s response to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) report Data for the Public Good that tasks CDBB with forming the Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG), Alexandra Bolton, Deputy Director of the Centre, looks forward to data-informed opportunities ahead.

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Blog: Mark Enzer, Chair of the Digital Framework Task Group

Blog: Mark Enzer, Chair of the Digital Framework Task Group

Government confirmation that the Centre for Digital Built Britain will form a Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG) to guide the development and adoption of a digital framework for infrastructure data is good news. Mark Enzer, Chief Technical Officer for Mott MacDonald, and Chair of the DFTG, sets out a view of the way forward for Digital Transformation in the UK’s infrastructure industry.

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Visit by Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury

Visit by Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury

Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury announces launch of the Centre for Digital Built Britain' Digital Framework Task Group during visit to the University of Cambridge

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Media Release: Mark Enzer to Chair Digital Framework Task Group

Media Release: Mark Enzer to Chair Digital Framework Task Group

The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) will deliver key recommendations from the National Infrastructure Commission’s ‘Data for the Public Good Report’. In a speech today at the University of Cambridge, the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick presented the Government’s response to the report and launched the Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG).

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Guest Blog: Mark Harvey from DFID discusses new technologies and developing countries

Guest Blog: Mark Harvey from DFID discusses new technologies and developing countries

Mark Harvey, Head of Profession (Infrastructure) at the Department for International Development (DFID), reflects on how new technologies are driving positive change in developing countries.

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Blog: Alexandra Bolton on the recent launch of the Global Infrastructure Programme

Blog: Alexandra Bolton on the recent launch of the Global Infrastructure Programme

This month Alexandra updates on current research funding, a new tender and the work of the international team, including the recently launched Global Infrastructure Programme, which is part of the Government’s Prosperity Fund.

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Welcome to the Centre for Digital Built Britain.  

The Centre for Digital Built Britain is a partnership between the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the University of Cambridge to deliver a smart digital economy for infrastructure and construction for the future and transform the UK construction industry’s approach to the way we plan, build, maintain and use our social and economic infrastructure.