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Read more at: DT Hub Blog: Progress on National Digital Twin Standards

DT Hub Blog: Progress on National Digital Twin Standards

2 December 2020

Samuel Chorlton, Chair of the Digital Twin Hub Standards make everyday life work. They may decide the size or shape of a product or system. They can specify terms so that there are no misunderstandings. They are crucial for instilling confidence and consistency for both providers and users. This is why we have made the...

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Read more at: Newsletter - the Winter edition of the CDBB Newsletter

Newsletter - the Winter edition of the CDBB Newsletter

1 December 2020

Introduction: screenshot_2020-12-01_at_11.39.40.png Welcome to our Winter newsletter. I hope you enjoy reflecting on the wealth of activity that has continued, through the challenges that 2020 has brought us all, as much as I have. The activities and achievements included here demonstrate our continued appetite to drive...

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Read more at: Research Profile - Understanding the social context to transforming construction through digital innovation

Research Profile - Understanding the social context to transforming construction through digital innovation

27 November 2020

Despite digital innovation bringing opportunity to improve productivity and predictability in construction, the sector has been slow to change. Transforming construction through digital is not simply a technical problem but a social, cultural, economic and political challenge. Without understanding the contributing factors...

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Read more at: Blog - Opportunity, Collaboration, Community: Join us for the Global BIM Summit 2021

Blog - Opportunity, Collaboration, Community: Join us for the Global BIM Summit 2021

25 November 2020

Adam Matthews , Head of International, CDBB Building information modelling (BIM) is at the heart of the digitalization of the global construction sector – a trend which will have far reaching implications for the sector, for governments and society. BIM is a standards-based methodology for the construction process...

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Read more at: Blog: BS EN ISO 19650-5:2020: Supporting a secure future for digital construction

Blog: BS EN ISO 19650-5:2020: Supporting a secure future for digital construction

23 November 2020

Alexandra Luck One of the key drivers of the Construction Innovation Hub’s mission is to quicken the pace towards greater digitalisation in the construction industry. In recent years, the UK’s built environment has undergone a notable shift towards digitally enabled collaboration, virtual stakeholder engagement and secure...

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Read more at: Blog: The benefits the Government Soft Landings - David Philp

Blog: The benefits the Government Soft Landings - David Philp

20 November 2020

David Philp, digital impact director for the Construction Innovation Hub , highlights the benefits the Government Soft Landings (GSL) approach brings to improving performance and outcomes of our built assets to ensure they improve whole-life value to users, owners and society at large. The cost of maintaining and operating...

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Read more at: Press Release: Design Council hosts workshops to address digital skills gap in built environment sector

Press Release: Design Council hosts workshops to address digital skills gap in built environment sector

20 November 2020

A series of workshops identifying the digital capabilities needed by recent graduates in built environment professions is to be hosted by Design Council, on behalf of the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) – a member of the Construction Innovation Hub. Kicking off this December, the workshops will form the first phase...

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Read more at: Blog – Planning for the Future, by Alexandra Bolton

Blog – Planning for the Future, by Alexandra Bolton

18 November 2020

2020 has certainly asked a lot of us. Our industry and wider society has been stretched almost to capacity in terms of handling the pressure that’s been placed upon us, and it’s provided a rather stark glimpse of a future landscape I’m sure we’d all prefer to avoid. At CDBB our focus is on transforming the UK construction...

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Read more at: Publication: Top-Level Ontologies and Industry Data Models

Publication: Top-Level Ontologies and Industry Data Models

17 November 2020

These two survey papers; ‘ A survey of Top-Level Ontologies ’ and ‘ A Survey of Industry Data Models and Reference Data Libraries ’, form the foundation for the work described in ‘ The Pathway towards and Information Management Framework ’ (IMF). The survey papers identify the requirements and inform the ontological...

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Read more at: Blog: The Need for a Platform Approach to Construction - new survey reports published

Blog: The Need for a Platform Approach to Construction - new survey reports published

17 November 2020

The Construction Innovation Hub’s Platform Design Programme, working in partnership with both government and industry, is developing a platform construction system consisting of a standardised kit of parts that we believe will be able to deliver social infrastructure buildings. Here Alex Luck , CIH Security Manager...

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