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Read more at: Tender: BIM Information Requirements Wiki Tool

Tender: BIM Information Requirements Wiki Tool

17 September 2020

A lack of understanding of what information should be collected at an organisational level to support the management of assets throughout their life, results in asset-related information not being collected in alignment with an organisation’s requirements. This adversely affects the performance of capital investment...

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Read more at: Blog - BIM, AI and Construction Tech by Professor Rafael Sacks

Blog - BIM, AI and Construction Tech by Professor Rafael Sacks

11 September 2020

Construction must adopt digital tools to prepare the way for information and automation technologies that deliver value . Professor Rafael Sacks , Visiting Professor at CDBB, and Ashtrom Engineering Company Chair in Civil Engineering at the   Technion , Israel Institute of Technology, sets out the House of Construction...

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Read more at: UK BIM Framework publishes updated Guidance for Information Management according to BS EN ISO 19650

UK BIM Framework publishes updated Guidance for Information Management according to BS EN ISO 19650

4 September 2020

A new suite of guidance documents to support BS EN ISO 19650-2 the delivery phase of assets and ISO 19650-3 the operational phase has been released today by BSI, CDBB and the UK BIM Alliance. This suite of guidance documents (which comprises Guidance Parts 1 – 3 and Parts A – F) has been developed in response to a...

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Read more at: Blog: Digital Twins - the challenges of knowledge transfers and market penetration

Blog: Digital Twins - the challenges of knowledge transfers and market penetration

2 September 2020

Built Environment Digital Twinning has been published and is available for download. The report, authored by Ioannis Brilakis , Yuandong Pan, André Borrmann and associates from Siemens is the outcome of the International Workshop on Built Environment Digital Twinning , which was held in Germany in December 2019, co-...

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Read more at: Summer 2020 News Update

Summer 2020 News Update

28 August 2020

Full Summer 2020 Newsletter Summer News Update - Introduction: screenshot_2020-08-28_at_13.13.47.png I am pleased to welcome you to the Summer edition of the CDBB newsletter. The last few months have continued to be challenging for all, but it has been very rewarding in many ways to see the innovation and continued passion...

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Read more at: Blog: Challenges and the Promise of a National Digital Twin - by Dame Wendy Hall

Blog: Challenges and the Promise of a National Digital Twin - by Dame Wendy Hall

28 August 2020

Dame Wendy Hall, Regius Professor of Computer Science and Executive Director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton, was instrumental in the development of the World Wide Web. A contributor to the CDBB report ‘ The pathway towards an Information Management Framework: A ‘Commons’ for Digital Built...

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Read more at: Tender: Professional Services Report on Economic Value of Digital in Construction Sector

Tender: Professional Services Report on Economic Value of Digital in Construction Sector

27 August 2020

The University of Cambridge is approaching the market to engage with potential suppliers for the provision of a report on the economic impact of the implementation of Building Information Management (BIM). This work is necessary to articulate the value and impact of BIM to influential stakeholders in the built environment...

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Read more at: Publication: A Practice-Based Conceptual Model on Building Information Modelling (BIM) Benefits Realisation

Publication: A Practice-Based Conceptual Model on Building Information Modelling (BIM) Benefits Realisation

27 August 2020

Abstract screenshot_2020-08-27_at_08.33.23.png Most of the existing research on BIM implementation and benefits realisation has departed from a technocentric perspective and instead promoted the belief that the benefits of using BIM technologies are an inevitable outcome of adoption in and of itself. Recently, scholars...

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Read more at: Blog - Building Blocks for Digitalization by Dan Rossiter

Blog - Building Blocks for Digitalization by Dan Rossiter

24 August 2020

by Dan Rossiter, BSI ( This article and image were originally published in BSI's Standards Outlook - Issue five and the BSI Website .) The built environment is massively important to the UK economy and the wider public good, encompassing as it does all major infrastructure such as road and rail and the buildings in which...

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Read more at: DT Hub Blog: Learn by doing, Progress by sharing: DT Hub and The Information Management Framework

DT Hub Blog: Learn by doing, Progress by sharing: DT Hub and The Information Management Framework

21 August 2020

By Sarah Hayes , Change Stream Lead of the National Digital Twin programme The DT Hub was launched at the end of March 2020 and now in August has grown to over 500 members. That’s over 500 people and organisations interested in developing digital twins across infrastructure asset owners, local authorities, architects...

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