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Blog: Alexandra Bolton tells us to latest news and introduces CDBB Week

Blog: Alexandra Bolton tells us to latest news and introduces CDBB Week

In this weeks blog Alexandra Bolton introduces some of the activities planned for the inaugural CDBB Week, including CDBB’s Digital Framework Task Group at our National Digital Twin day and CDBB's popular Summer Research Showcase.

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Tender: Professional Services for the Digital Twin Hub

Tender: Professional Services for the Digital Twin Hub

CDBB invites proposals to overview and plan the work of the Digital Twin Hub collaborative learning community, facilitated via an online portal, that will support collaboration related to the development, management and integration of digital twins for the built environment, including economic and social infrastructure.

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Sakthy Selvakumaran awarded Newnham College Research Fellowship

Sakthy Selvakumaran awarded Newnham College Research Fellowship

PhD student at the Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology receives research fellowship to continue work in satellite monitoring of infrastructure.

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Blog by Adam Matthews who reflects on a workshop in Indonesia

Blog by Adam Matthews who reflects on a workshop in Indonesia

Adam Matthews, lead for the Centre for Digital Built Britain’s (CDBB) International Programme, reflects on a successful workshop in Indonesia and how adoption of UK infrastructure methodologies is supporting the country’s infrastructure development plans.

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Dr Anne Kemp named in Queen’s Birthday Honours Awards

Dr Anne Kemp named in Queen’s Birthday Honours Awards

Dr Anne Kemp OBE, Fellow and Technical Director for Digital Engineering (DE) and BIM Strategy and Development, at Atkins, Chair of the UK BIM Alliance and BuildingSMART UK member of the Management Advisory Board for the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) and part of CDBB’s Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG), has received the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2019, announced today.

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Blog: Karen Blay reflects on digital inclusion in designing accessible infrastructure

Blog: Karen Blay reflects on digital inclusion in designing accessible infrastructure

Dr Karen Blay is a Lecturer in Quantity Surveying at Loughborough University and a CDBB Early Career Researcher (ECR). Following a workshop in Brazil to design accessible infrastructure for the education and mobility of the blind, Dr Blay reflects on the need for ‘digital inclusion’.

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CDBB's June 2019 Newsletter

CDBB's June 2019 Newsletter

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

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Digital Innovation in Planning - Insights from Scotland

Digital Innovation in Planning - Insights from Scotland

Franziska Sielker and Amarynth Sichel are researchers at the University of Cambridge Department of Land Economy working on the CDBB-funded project ‘Future Cities in the Making—overcoming barriers to information modelling in socially responsible cities’ that explores digitisation in the UK’s planning system. Following a visit to Scotland for meetings with stakeholders across the Scottish planning system, Franziska and Amarynth report on the range of projects and approaches to digitalisation in planning and asset management across the border.

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BIM4Water’s inaugural award celebrates digital transformation in the water sector

BIM4Water’s inaugural award celebrates digital transformation in the water sector

The digitalisation of the water industry has been rewarded in the inaugural BIM4Water Award 2019 for Outstanding Achievement in Digital Delivery within the UK Water Industry.

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Blog: Alexandra Bolton

Blog: Alexandra Bolton

Alexandra Bolton welcomes the response to the publication of the Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG) Roadmap and looks forward to further industry engagement at the launch of the Data and Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure (DAFNI).

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Integration and Optimisation of Services Embedded in the Built Environment

Integration and Optimisation of Services Embedded in the Built Environment

Urban Innovation Labs,. (2019). Integration and Optimisation of Services Embedded in the Built Environment. (CDBB_REP_21)

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Digital tools in the creation and through-life management of built assets

Digital tools in the creation and through-life management of built assets

Cambridge Architectural Research,. (2018). Digital Tools in the Creation and Through-Life Management of Built Assets. (CDBB_REP_22)

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Making the Digitally Enabled Services and Supply Chain Work

Making the Digitally Enabled Services and Supply Chain Work

Urban Innovation Labs (2019). Making the Digitally Enabled Services and Supply Chain Work. (CDBB_REP_20)

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Blog by Head of Change and Knowledge Transfer - Nicola Pearson

Blog by Head of Change and Knowledge Transfer - Nicola Pearson

Head of Change and Knowledge Transfer for the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), Nicola Pearson introduces how CDBB is working to support transition to ISO 19650 and makes a new call for proposals. The Change programme is where CDBB engages with industry, including the public sector, both within the UK and abroad.

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Call for proposals: Evaluating BIM maturity and benefits measurement tools

Call for proposals: Evaluating BIM maturity and benefits measurement tools

The Centre of Digital Built Britain in partnership with the UK BIM Alliance invites proposals to conduct a research project to investigate BIM maturity and benefits tools evaluation.

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Monthly Paper: Citizen Requirements within a Smart Cities framework

Monthly Paper: Citizen Requirements within a Smart Cities framework

Our May Monthly Paper is by James Heaton and Ajith Parlikad looking at a framework for the alignment of infrastructure assets to citizen requirements within a Smart Cities framework.

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Blog: International Collaboration with the United States

Blog: International Collaboration with the United States

In his blog highlighting CDBB activities from an international perspective, Adam Matthews, Head of International, reflects on an emerging collaboration with the United States.

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CDBB May 2019 Newsletter

CDBB May 2019 Newsletter

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

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Guest Blog from one of the ISO 19650 Guidance authors - Sarah Davidson

Guest Blog from one of the ISO 19650 Guidance authors - Sarah Davidson

Following the recent release of the BS EN ISO 19650 Concepts Guidance, co-editor and contributing author Sarah Davidson, Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Nottingham, sets out the ambitions for the new guidance and invites industry feedback.

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Blog: Alexandra Bolton on latest DFTG news

Blog: Alexandra Bolton on latest DFTG news

In her monthly round-up blog, Alexandra Bolton, Executive Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), reflects on the latest developments from the Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG) and welcomes the formation of the Digital Twin Hub.

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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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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.

Upcoming events

Toward Blockchain-Enabled Supply Chains in the Built Environment

Jun 28, 2019

3M Buckley Innovation Centre Hudderfield, HD1 3BD, UK

Recommendations for Automated Checking of Regulations and Requirements Management in Healthcare Design

Jul 01, 2019

The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC) 2019

Jul 08, 2019

Churchill College, University of Cambridge

CDBB Week 2019

Sep 09, 2019

Upcoming events