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Centre for Digital Built Britain completed its five-year mission and closed its doors at the end of September 2022

This website remains as a legacy of the achievements of our five-year foundational journey towards a digital built Britain
Data Driven Infrastructure - From digital tools to manufactured components

In July 2017 Digital Built Britain issued report on 'Delivery Platforms for Government Assets - Creating a marketplace for manufactured spaces'

It set out the strategic adoption of DfMA in a coordinated and consistent way across the Government estate, by setting out:

  • The benefits of DfMA
  • The briefing and design process that would facilitate the adoption of standardised solutions;
  • the characteristics that a standardised set of components (or platforms) would need to possess;
  • the methodology for assembly of assets that would maximise the benefits on an industrialised approach.

This was primarily focused on buildings rather than infrastructure.  Therefore this publication on 'Data Driven Infrastructure - from digital tools to manufactured components', seeks to highlight some current, relevant initiatives that are being deployed for clients including Highways England and Crossrail, that could be replicated as a standardised approach across a range of horizontal infrastructure projects in the highways, rail and water sectors.