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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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Service Business Model Innovation: the digital twin technology

Service Business Model Innovation: the digital twin technology

January Paper in the CDBB Publication Series paper by Veronica Martinez and Andy Neely, Audrey Ouyang, University of Cambridge, Caroline Burstall, Caterpillar and Dav Bisessar, International Business Machines Corporation

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Prof Mark Girolami announced as the Sir Kirby Laing Professors of Civil Engineering

Prof Mark Girolami announced as the Sir Kirby Laing Professors of Civil Engineering

We are pleased to announce that Mark Girolami will be joining the Centre for Digital Built Britain in March 2019 from the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London, where he holds both the Chair of Statistics and the Lloyds Register Foundation-Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Data Centric Engineering.

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Blog: International - India-UK Tech Festival

Blog: International - India-UK Tech Festival

Adam Matthews, CDBB’s Head of International, reflects on the success of the India-UK Future Tech Festival and looks forward to working bilaterally with India to promote high-tech digital construction.

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Guest Blog from Dr Alan Hore, CitA and the case for digital

Guest Blog from Dr Alan Hore, CitA and the case for digital

The Construction IT Alliance (CitA) supports the Irish construction sector to take full advantage of current and emerging information and communications technologies. Dr Alan Hore, Co-Founder of CitA and Head of Quantity Surveying at Dublin Institute of Technology, sets out the case for the transition to digital.

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January 2019 Newsletter

January 2019 Newsletter

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

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Dr Jennifer Schooling receives New Year's Honour

Dr Jennifer Schooling receives New Year's Honour

DR JENNIFER SCHOOLING OBE, Chair of the Strategic Research Advisory Group at the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), Interim Academic Lead for the Core Innovation Hub of the Transforming Construction Alliance, and Director of the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction at the University of Cambridge receives Order of the British Empire in New Year’s Honours 2019.

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Blog: Alexandra Bolton rounds off the year!

Blog: Alexandra Bolton rounds off the year!

To coincide with the publication of the Centre for Digital Built Britain’s ‘Year One: Towards a digital built Britain’ report, Alexandra Bolton, Deputy Director of CDBB, reflects on the digital journey to date and looks ahead to 2019.

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Blog: Thayla Zomer discusses the University of Cambridge BIM Journey

Blog: Thayla Zomer discusses the University of Cambridge BIM Journey

The University of Cambridge is creating a digital estate and delivering fully integrated BIM across design, construction and facilities management. Thayla Zomer, a PhD student at the Centre for Digital Built Britain investigating practices that influence the successful execution and completion of BIM projects, sets out the University’s digital journey.

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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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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

CDBB Cambridge Science Festival

Mar 23, 2019

Maxwell Centre, Cambridge

International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC) 2019

Jul 08, 2019

Churchill College, University of Cambridge

CDBB Summer Showcase

Sep 12, 2019

Cambridge

Upcoming events