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Read more at: Tender: Government Soft Landings Performance Insights Tool

Tender: Government Soft Landings Performance Insights Tool

21 July 2021

The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) has been housed at the University of Cambridge since September 2017. Uniquely, it is a partnership between government (BEIS) and the University of Cambridge, working in partnership with industry, government, and academia to develop a digital built environment that improves...


Read more at: Blog: Making sense of sensors – mixed fidelity building thermal dynamics modelling using IOT

Blog: Making sense of sensors – mixed fidelity building thermal dynamics modelling using IOT

21 July 2021

Exploring the possibilities and challenges of predicting a building’s thermal performance, CDBB researcher Dr Xiang Xie , reports on a collaborative project that is developing a new approach. The buildings and construction sector is a major consumer of energy accounting for more than one-third of the final energy use...


Read more at: Blog: Introducing the Cyber Physical Fabric Summit

Blog: Introducing the Cyber Physical Fabric Summit

1 July 2021

Alexandra Bolton, Executive Director, CDBB on the upcoming Cyber-Physical Fabric Summit The pandemic has highlighted the need to make better, data-driven decisions that are focussed on creating better outcomes. It has shown how digital technologies and the data that drives them are key to putting the right information in...


Read more at: Opening up the possibilities of building with wood

Opening up the possibilities of building with wood

29 June 2021

A timber pavilion featured at the 2021 London Design Biennale explored how we can use nature based solutions to build back better and address the challenges of the built environment including the climate crisis. Unfolding – created by the Centre for Natural Material Innovation at the University of Cambridge, with partners...


Read more at: Developing Smart Standards

Developing Smart Standards

29 June 2021

A new proof-of-concept project, enabled by the Construction Innovation Hub, has investigated whether actionable tasks could be used to guide organisations in their implementation of the ISO 19650 series of standards . Information management compliant with ISO 19650 can provide a trustworthy digital record of information...


Read more at: Integrating models of the built and natural environment

Integrating models of the built and natural environment

17 June 2021

Cross-discipline collaboration, cultural barriers and compelling questions. Better data can help us understand the complex interactions between the urban systems we create and the natural systems in which they operate. Such an understanding would underpin our ability to meet important environmental targets such as Net Zero...


Read more at: The Value of Information Management in the Construction and Infrastructure Sector

The Value of Information Management in the Construction and Infrastructure Sector

16 June 2021

The Value of Information Management in the Construction and Infrastructure Sector , commissioned by the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) as a partner of the Construction Innovation Hub and produced by KPMG and Atkins, found evidence of strong organisational benefits that could be enabled by...


Read more at: Press Release: Information Management in Construction Can Deliver Productivity Boost

Press Release: Information Management in Construction Can Deliver Productivity Boost

16 June 2021

Landmark report reveals critical role of Information Management in UK’s economic recovery Every £1 invested in information management (IM) could potentially secure up to £6 of labour time savings while boosting government efforts to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, according to a landmark new report published today...


Read more at: Summer Newsletter

Summer Newsletter

11 June 2021

screenshot_2021-06-14_at_08.33.54.png Welcome to our Summer newsletter. As I reflect on this last quarter I have been greatly encouraged to see that, despite the continuing challenges we are all facing, there has still continued to be a wealth of activity and progress being made in the programme. We are especially proud to...


Read more at: Agile Standards - Making Excellence a Habit

Agile Standards - Making Excellence a Habit

9 June 2021

Ron Lang, Chief Technical Officer, Construction Innovation Hub W e have seen over the past year how the COVID-19 response has accelerated the speed and scale of digital transformation. One of the most striking developments is the huge momentum towards the adoption of digital twins in the built environment. It’s an...