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Blog: Professor Mark Girolami on joining CDBB

Blog: Professor Mark Girolami on joining CDBB

In his new role as academic lead for CDBB, Professor Mark Girolami looks forward to building on, developing and delivering the Centre’s vision for a digital built Britain.

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Blog: DT Hub Steering Group Chair - Samuel Chorlton

Blog: DT Hub Steering Group Chair - Samuel Chorlton

Following the publication of the Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG) Roadmap, the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) is launching the Digital Twin Hub (DT Hub), a collaborative and learning community for those who own or develop Digital Twins. Samuel Chorlton, lead for the Data and Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure (DAFNI) and Chair of the Steering Group that will establish the DT Hub, sets out some of the challenges and opportunities.

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CDBB April Newsletter

CDBB April Newsletter

Find out about the latest news from CDBB on events, our blogs, recent reports and more in the CDBB's April 2019 Newsletter

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Press Release: Roadmap from the DFTG and launch of Digital Twin Hub

Press Release: Roadmap from the DFTG and launch of Digital Twin Hub

The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) is delighted to publish the Roadmap - the next output of the Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG). The Roadmap sets out how the Information Management Framework for the built environment (the ‘Framework’) will be delivered, which in turn will enable the development of the National Digital Twin (NDT).

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Blog: Keith Waller on CDBB's Role in the Construction Innovation Hub

Blog: Keith Waller on CDBB's Role in the Construction Innovation Hub

Following the official launch of the Construction Innovation Hub (CIH), Programme Director, Keith Waller sets out the collaborative vision for transforming the UK construction sector.

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Blog from Alexandra Bolton

Blog from Alexandra Bolton

In her monthly round-up of the latest CDBB activities, Deputy Director Alexandra Bolton welcomes the forthcoming publication of the Digital Framework Task Group Roadmap and the official launch of the Construction Innovation Hub at Futurebuild.

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Will Construction of the Future be Unrecognisable to Today?

Will Construction of the Future be Unrecognisable to Today?

The shape of future architecture, engineering and construction was subject of the Construction Engineering Masters Annual Debate

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Building Beautiful - March Paper by Prof Andy Neely

Building Beautiful - March Paper by Prof Andy Neely

The March Paper in the CDBB Publication Series is by Andy Neely, who looks at how AR and VR can allow us to build beautiful.

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BIM Roundtable Discussion Series - Roundtable 6 – technology providers

BIM Roundtable Discussion Series - Roundtable 6 – technology providers

The sixth of our series of nine BIM roundtable events was held on Monday 25 March and saw 15 technology companies join us around the table to discuss how technology was helping – or hindering – BIM to become business as usual.

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CDBB opens it's doors at Cambridge Science Festival 2019!

CDBB opens it's doors at Cambridge Science Festival 2019!

CDBB was delighted to host it's first event in the Cambridge Science Festival, on 23 March 2019. We focused on the future of construction as we wanted to highlight the contribution digital technology will make to jobs and construction of the future. Read below to find out how the day went!

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Blog: Digitalisation of Construction for a Young Audience - come to Cambridge Science Festival!

Blog: Digitalisation of Construction for a Young Audience - come to Cambridge Science Festival!

Ahead of CDBB’s inaugural event at the Cambridge Science Festival, and an appearance on BBC Click, Thayla Zomer, a researcher at CDBB, explains the digitalisation of construction to a young audience.

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Blog: Adam Matthews on the appointment of Mott MacDonald as a Delivery Partner for GIP

Blog: Adam Matthews on the appointment of Mott MacDonald as a Delivery Partner for GIP

Following the announcement that Mott MacDonald has been appointed delivery partner for the UK Global Infrastructure Programme, Adam Matthews, Head of CDBB International, welcomes the news.

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Guest Blog from Vicki Holmes

Guest Blog from Vicki Holmes

Digital transformation brings opportunity as well as challenge, says Vicki Holmes, Digital Manager at Multiplex and Women in BIM core team member. In this guest blog Vicki makes the case for diversifying to digitalise.

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BIM Roundtable Discussion Series - Roundtable 5 – SMEs across the industry

BIM Roundtable Discussion Series - Roundtable 5 – SMEs across the industry

CDBB and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) teamed up for the fifth event in 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 embedding of BIM across industry.

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March 2019 Newsletter

March 2019 Newsletter

Find out about the latest news from CDBB on events, our blogs, recent reports and more in the CDBB's March 2019 Newsletter

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BIM Level 2 Roundtable Discussion Series - Roundtable 5 - SMEs

BIM Level 2 Roundtable Discussion Series - Roundtable 5 - SMEs

The fifth of our series of nine BIM Level 2 roundtable events was held on Tuesday 5th March and saw a group of small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the construction sector discuss the advantages of being small when delivering BIM, along with some of the challenges.

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Mott MacDonald appointed as delivery partner for the UK’s Global Infrastructure Programme

Mott MacDonald appointed as delivery partner for the UK’s Global Infrastructure Programme

Mott MacDonald has been appointed as Delivery Partner for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Building Information Modelling (BIM) Pathfinder Programme, as part of the Cross-government Prosperity Funded Global Infrastructure Programme.

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Blog from Alexandra Bolton

Blog from Alexandra Bolton

In her monthly round-up of activities at the Centre for Digital Built Britain, Alexandra Bolton, Deputy Director at CDBB, welcomes the latest report from the National Infrastructure Commission and looks forward to talking digital transformation at FutureBuild.

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Towards a Digitally Enabled Estate: Project Capella

Towards a Digitally Enabled Estate: Project Capella

Latest report from the CDBB publication series, on Project Capella, a University of Cambridge case study.

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Blog: Find out about the future of construction at this year's Cambridge Science Festival

Blog: Find out about the future of construction at this year's Cambridge Science Festival

Dr Kate Parsley, Head of Engagement (maternity cover), reports on CDBB's preparations for Cambridge Science Festival - at the Maxwell Centre, Cambridge at 1.30-4.30 on Saturday 23 March 2019.

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NIC Annual Monitoring Report 2019

NIC Annual Monitoring Report 2019

The Centre for Digital Built Britain and the Digital Framework Task Group commended in the National Infrastructure Commission Annual Monitoring Report 2019

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International Blog - Collaboration in Uruguay

International Blog - Collaboration in Uruguay

The CDBB International programme engages with countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia, North America and Africa. Adam Matthews, head of the International team, reports on the latest collaboration in Uruguay.

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Guest Blog from Anne Kemp on the UK BIM journey to date

Guest Blog from Anne Kemp on the UK BIM journey to date

Following the British Standards Institution (BSI) launch event marking the publication of the BS EN ISO 19650 documents, National Annex and Transition Guidance, Dr Anne Kemp, BIM Strategy & Development Director, Atkins and Chair of UK BIM Alliance sets out the UK BIM journey to date and invites input and support.

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CDBB's February Newsletter

CDBB's February Newsletter

Find out about the latest news from CDBB on events, our blogs, recent reports and more in the CDBB's February 2019 Newsletter

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ISO 19650 Launch event

ISO 19650 Launch event

The Centre for Digital Built Britain [CDBB] was delighted to support the British Standards Institution [BSI] launch event and celebration of the recently published BS EN ISO 19650 Documents, National Annex and Transition guidance held at the Institute of Civil Engineering [ICE] on 31 January 2019, in conjunction with the UK BIM Alliance.

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Blog from Fiona Moore - CDBB's BIM Programme Manager

Blog from Fiona Moore - CDBB's BIM Programme Manager

In this month’s blog we hear from Fiona Moore, CDBB’s BIM Programme Manager, who discusses her thoughts on the importance of BIM in construction and how a change management approach can be key in making progress and releasing the benefits of BIM. Fiona also reports on progress to date of the CDBB and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) programme of ‘roundtable’ discussions, with the aim of gaining improved understanding of progress to date towards achieving BIM Level 2 as business as usual and what still remains to be achieved.

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BIM 4 Clients – 2019 Q1 Meeting

BIM 4 Clients – 2019 Q1 Meeting

The first BIM4Clients [BIM4C] of 2019 workshop was held on 16th January at the Institution of Engineering and Technology with a full house of client organisations. The workshop was a collaboration between the Centre for Digital Built Britain [CDBB] and the UK BIM Alliance [UKBIMA] to provide participants with an introduction to the CDBB programme, including some of its early outputs and an opportunity to hear from peer clients on their BIM Level 2 and wider digital journeys.

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Blog from Alexandra Bolton on the work of the DTFG

Blog from Alexandra Bolton on the work of the DTFG

Following the formation of the Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG) Alexandra Bolton, Deputy Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain, sets out the next steps in defining the Information Management Framework for a digital built Britain.

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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 understand how the construction and infrastructure sectors could use a digital approach to better design, build, operate, and integrate the built environment.