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Read more at: Blog: Looking Beyond the Law: How Ethics Must Play a Pivotal Role in the Development of Smart Cities

Blog: Looking Beyond the Law: How Ethics Must Play a Pivotal Role in the Development of Smart Cities

25 May 2022

In an increasingly digitalised built Britain, smart city initiatives are seen as a way to give local authorities the opportunity to boost their inter-urban competitiveness and to harness urban data to shape urban decision making and service delivery, often with a view to enhancing efficiency. As a result, a large body of...


Read more at: Blog: Digital Construction on a Shoestring Project: Breaking Down the Barriers to Digital Construction for SMEs

Blog: Digital Construction on a Shoestring Project: Breaking Down the Barriers to Digital Construction for SMEs

18 May 2022

A significant proportion of the work undertaken by CDBB has focussed on the macro level, working with national and international policymakers and businesses. However, most businesses that make up the construction sector are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by definition. The priorities and key challenges that face...


Read more at: How Finance and Digital Twins Can Shape a Better Future for the Planet

How Finance and Digital Twins Can Shape a Better Future for the Planet

26 April 2022

The finance industry has long been at the forefront of using data and technology to make better decisions, to de-risk and improve return on investments, and to create better outcomes. Tackling the big challenges of our day—such as climate change, energy, and healthcare—relies on having the right technologies and data to...


Read more at: CIOB and the Buildings Client Group develop a new partnership to drive digital adoption

CIOB and the Buildings Client Group develop a new partnership to drive digital adoption

12 April 2022

A cross-sector leadership community is beginning a new chapter in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) , working to stimulate change and drive digital innovation across the built environment sector. Established by the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) as a partner in the Construction Innovation...


Read more at: PRESS RELEASE: Supporting industry to realise the benefits of a collaborative approach to procurement

PRESS RELEASE: Supporting industry to realise the benefits of a collaborative approach to procurement

31 March 2022

The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) as a partner in the Construction Innovation Hub is pleased to announce the launch of a multi-party ‘Integrated Information Management Contract’ (‘IIMC’), developed by the King’s College London Centre of Construction Law and the University of Cambridge Laing O'Rourke Centre for...


Read more at: Thought Leadership: Taking a stepped approach to digital adoption in the Local Authority Sector

Thought Leadership: Taking a stepped approach to digital adoption in the Local Authority Sector

31 March 2022

Executive Summary Our world is changing: the way local authorities provide products and services, as well as people’s expectations of how they are delivered, are changing. Finances and resources are, and will be, increasingly stretched. This leads to a growing tension that can lead to dissatisfaction, defection and...


Read more at: Growing the future

Growing the future

31 March 2022

A Construction Innovation Hub enabled project by the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Natural Material Innovation (CNMI) aims to showcase the benefits of modular school design and construction through a demonstrator project at a primary school in Cambridge. The design for a new school extention at the Fawcett Primary...


Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: the end of the road, or just the beginning?

Digital Twin Journeys: the end of the road, or just the beginning?

29 March 2022

The Digital Twin Journeys workstream has taken world leading research and turned it into accessible and useful information to enable those who are just starting out on their digital twin journeys to get ahead. We have learnt about more than just innovative technologies and dtj_final_thumbnail.jpg their implementation, we...


Read more at: Celebrating Mission Complete

Celebrating Mission Complete

28 March 2022

The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) is celebrating completing its five-year mission in 2022 by reflecting on its role in setting the foundations and direction of travel or the next chapter in the digital transformation of the built environment. From 31 March, CDBB moves to its final phase – passing the baton on to...


Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: Teaching a Computer to See
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Digital Twin Journeys: Teaching a Computer to See

25 March 2022

To asset owners and managers, understanding how people move through and use the built environment is a high priority, enabling better, more user-focused decisions. However, many of the methods for getting these insights can feel invasive to users of the built environment. The latest output from Digital Twin Journeys looks...