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Press Release: Principles to guide the development of the National Digital Twin released

Press Release: Principles to guide the development of the National Digital Twin released

CDBB has published the first output of its Digital Framework Task Group, The Gemini Principles. The paper sets out proposed principles to guide the national digital twin and the information management framework that will enable it.

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CDBB's December 2018 Newsletter

CDBB's December 2018 Newsletter

Find out about the latest news from CDBB on events, our blogs, BIM updates, and more in CDBB's December newsletter.

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Professor Andy Neely welcomes the announcement of Core Innovation Hub funding

Professor Andy Neely welcomes the announcement of Core Innovation Hub funding

Following today’s announcement that CDBB as part of the Transforming Construction Alliance has been awarded leadership of the new £72m Core Innovation Hub, Professor Andy Neely, Director of the Centre, welcomes the good news.

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PRESS RELEASE: Transforming Construction Alliance Secures Funding

PRESS RELEASE: Transforming Construction Alliance Secures Funding

Transforming Construction Alliance secures £72 million government funding to drive innovation and boost UK construction productivity.

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Digital and BIM Level 2 - Roundtable Number 3 – The Consultant

The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) teamed up for the third event “The Consultant” 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 embedment of BIM Level 2 across industry.

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Guest Blog on Virtual Reality Technology and Education

Guest Blog on Virtual Reality Technology and Education

A collaborative project between Stanford University, in the US, and the University of Cambridge is combining Virtual Reality technology and education to bring the outside world to children who are not able to experience it. Kathy Ho, a teacher at the Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, Gemma Gordon, a Research Associate at the Cambridge Department of Computer Science and Technology, and Anil Madhavapeddy, Lecturer at the Cambridge Department of Computer Science and Technology are looking to the future through Imagine.

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Seven common challenges facing governments when introducing BIM

Seven common challenges facing governments when introducing BIM

The experience of progressing BIM as a national digitalisation strategy while working with countries globally to secure a common approach to BIM has generated a diverse range of practical understanding. Adam Matthews, lead for CDBB International, reflects on this experience and sets out seven ‘big questions’ for national BIM programmes.

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ICE BIM Scotland

ICE BIM Scotland

CDBB were pleased to support the Institution of Civil Engineers – Scotland at their “BIM and Soft Landings for better outcomes” masterclass held at Stirling University.

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IOT Network Behaviours and Dependencies

IOT Network Behaviours and Dependencies

November Paper in the CDBB Publication Series paper by Poonam Yadav, Qi Li and Richard Mortier, from the Department of Computer Science & Technology, University of Cambridge

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CDBB Blog November 2018 Alexandra Bolton

CDBB Blog November 2018 Alexandra Bolton

In her monthly roundup, Alexandra Bolton, Deputy Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain, updates on the Centre’s latest activities.

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CDBB Supporting the BSI BIM Conference 2018

CDBB Supporting the BSI BIM Conference 2018

The United Kingdom’s Building Information Modelling [BIM] Standards are a tried and tested way to work more efficiently and effectively in a digital environment. They are helping organisations to improve their performance and reduce their risk by introducing collaborative ways of working ensuring that the same accurate data can be accessed throughout the supply chain. The standardisation of BIM Level 2 has underpinned and created the building blocks for the UK’s journey towards a digital built Britain.

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Blog by Jaimie Johnston considers the potential of technology to enhance creativity in architecture

Blog by Jaimie Johnston considers the potential of technology to enhance creativity in architecture

The recent announcement by Housing Secretary James Brokenshire (MP) to launch the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission puts quality and aesthetics on the construction agenda. Jaimie Johnston, Director and Head of Global Systems at the integrated design and operations consultancy Bryden Wood considers the potential of technology to enhance creativity.

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Security-Mindedness for Smart Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities

Security-Mindedness for Smart Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities

The Centre for Digital Built Britain’s (CDBB) Security-Mindedness for Smart Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities event, in association with the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) at the University of Cambridge, brought focus to the challenges and opportunities of security-mindedness in the digital age and featured a number of high-level presentations from leading experts.

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CDBB November 2018 Newsletter

CDBB November 2018 Newsletter

Find out about the latest news from CDBB on events, our blogs, BIM updates, and more in CDBB's November newsletter.

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Security-Mindedness for Smart Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities

Security-Mindedness for Smart Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities

The Centre for Digital Built Britain’s (CDBB) Security-Mindedness for Smart Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities event, in association with the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) at the University of Cambridge, brought focus to the challenges and opportunities of security-mindedness in the digital age and featured a number of high-level presentations from leading experts.

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Guest Blog: Professor Lord Robert Mair reflects on the achievements of civil engineering

Guest Blog: Professor Lord Robert Mair reflects on the achievements of civil engineering

As his presidential year for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) draws to a close, Professor Lord Robert Mair, head of the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction at the University of Cambridge, sets his sights on the role of civil engineering to help address global challenges in the digital age.

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Monthly Paper: A Bayesian Definition of Most Probable Parameter

Monthly Paper: A Bayesian Definition of Most Probable Parameter

October Monthly Paper - 'A Bayesian Definition of 'Most Probable' Parameters' by Yingyan Jin, Dr Giovanni Biscontin and Prof. Paolo Gardoni

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Digital and BIM Level 2 Roundtable Number 2 – The Constructor

Digital and BIM Level 2 Roundtable Number 2 – The Constructor

CDBB and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) teamed up for the second 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 embedment of BIM Level 2 across industry.

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Blog from Alexandra Bolton on this months CDBB activities

Blog from Alexandra Bolton on this months CDBB activities

Alexandra Bolton, Deputy Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain, gives an update of the latest CDBB activity and looks forward to upcoming events and announcements.

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Blog: Security and a digital built Britain

Blog: Security and a digital built Britain

Ahead of the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) and Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC)-hosted ‘Security-Mindedness for Smart Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities’ event on 1 November, Alexandra Luck, security project manager for CDBB, sets out how a security-minded approach is central to the CDBB programme and the operation and integration of assets and environments.

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International Blog - DIT/BEIS Event 10 October 2018

International Blog - DIT/BEIS Event 10 October 2018

The trade opportunities arising from the international adoption of BIM standards being pioneered in the UK was the focus of a Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for International Trade (DIT) event in collaboration with the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB). Adam Matthews, lead for CDBB International reflects on growing opportunities for UK export trade.

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Blog: Guest Blog on Sustainable Buildings by Dr Alice Moncaster

Blog: Guest Blog on Sustainable Buildings by Dr Alice Moncaster

Dr Alice Moncaster, Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering & Innovation at the Open University and Visiting Fellow at the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge considers how increasing digitisation will make buildings more sustainable.

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2018 CDBB October Newsletter

2018 CDBB October Newsletter

Find out about the latest news from CDBB on events, recruitment, our blogs, BIM updates, and more in CDBB's October newsletter.

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CDBB and CIOB collaborate on “Digital and BIM Level 2” Roundtables

CDBB and CIOB collaborate on “Digital and BIM Level 2” Roundtables

The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) are teaming up for 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 embedment of BIM Level 2 across industry.

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Blog: Alexandra Bolton tells us the latest news from CDBB

Blog: Alexandra Bolton tells us the latest news from CDBB

In her monthly CDBB round-up Alexandra Bolton, Deputy Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain offers an update on some of the events and activities that have been underway this month.

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Blog: Challenges and Opportunities of Data in Construction and Infrastructure by Jennifer Schooling

Blog: Challenges and Opportunities of Data in Construction and Infrastructure by Jennifer Schooling

While the construction and infrastructure sector generates huge amounts of data the full value of that data is yet to be realised. Dr Jennifer Schooling, Chair of the Research Strategy Steering Group at the Centre for Digital Built Britain considers the opportunities and challenges ahead.

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TechFest 2018

TechFest 2018

This year CDBB was pleased to sponsor the New Civil Engineer TechFest 2018. Held in the heart of London this event aimed to provide a forum for civil engineers to debate the industry’s biggest tech challenges, stimulate opportunities to further innovation. It also provided a forum for rewarding great innovations that are shaping the industry with a series of awards announced in an award ceremony at the end of the day.

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Guest International Blog: David Miller Architects - BIM Opens Doors in Chile

Guest International Blog: David Miller Architects - BIM Opens Doors in Chile

Guest international blog by David Miller Architects, reflecting on their work with Chile and collaboration with CDBB's Adam Matthews, who has been a key player in the promotion of the UK’s BIM expertise to various countries around the world and has been particularly active in Chile.

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CDBB September 2018 Newsletter

CDBB September 2018 Newsletter

Find out about the latest news on CDBB recruitment, our blogs, BIM updates, new events and more in CDBB's September newsletter.

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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

Workshop related to the D-COM Network.

Dec 17, 2018

Birmingham

BIM 4 Clients

Jan 16, 2019

Institution of Engineering and Technology 2 Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL

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