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Read more at: Integrating models of the built and natural environment

Integrating models of the built and natural environment

17 June 2021

Cross-discipline collaboration, cultural barriers and compelling questions. Better data can help us understand the complex interactions between the urban systems we create and the natural systems in which they operate. Such an understanding would underpin our ability to meet important environmental targets such as Net Zero...

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Read more at: The Value of Information Management in the Construction and Infrastructure Sector

The Value of Information Management in the Construction and Infrastructure Sector

16 June 2021

The Value of Information Management in the Construction and Infrastructure Sector , commissioned by the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) as a partner of the Construction Innovation Hub and produced by KPMG and Atkins, found evidence of strong organisational benefits that could be enabled by...

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Read more at: Press Release: Information Management in Construction Can Deliver Productivity Boost

Press Release: Information Management in Construction Can Deliver Productivity Boost

16 June 2021

Landmark report reveals critical role of Information Management in UK’s economic recovery Every £1 invested in information management (IM) could potentially secure up to £6 of labour time savings while boosting government efforts to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, according to a landmark new report published today...

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Read more at: Summer Newsletter

Summer Newsletter

11 June 2021

screenshot_2021-06-14_at_08.33.54.png Welcome to our Summer newsletter. As I reflect on this last quarter I have been greatly encouraged to see that, despite the continuing challenges we are all facing, there has still continued to be a wealth of activity and progress being made in the programme. We are especially proud to...

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Read more at: Agile Standards - Making Excellence a Habit

Agile Standards - Making Excellence a Habit

9 June 2021

Ron Lang, Chief Technical Officer, Construction Innovation Hub W e have seen over the past year how the COVID-19 response has accelerated the speed and scale of digital transformation. One of the most striking developments is the huge momentum towards the adoption of digital twins in the built environment. It’s an...

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Read more at: Press Release: Inspiring the next generation of construction industry leaders

Press Release: Inspiring the next generation of construction industry leaders

27 May 2021

The Construction Innovation Hub and Class Of Your Own (COYO), supported by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), are today releasing a new film Where it All Begins as part of a call on the construction industry to support them in attracting the brightest and best upcoming talent. The film offers an exciting view...

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Press Release: UK & US Collaborate to improve the built environment

25 May 2021

Today (25 May) a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been announced between representatives for the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (U . S . ) cementing a pledge to work together on the development of the US National Building Information Management ( BIM ) Program . Marking the next st ep in a two-...

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Read more at: Skills for the future

Skills for the future

19 May 2021

Realising the digital transformation of the built environment sector and the benefits of the National Digital Twin will rely on the workforce having the necessary skills. The NDTp Skills and Competency framework and supporting resources are designed to help organisations and individuals prepare for the future. The National...

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Read more at: Developing wood welding as a rapid timber joining technique

Developing wood welding as a rapid timber joining technique

17 May 2021

In a proof-of-concept collaboration between TWI Ltd and the University of Cambridge and enabled by the Construction Innovation Hub, researchers have developed a sustainable process to rapidly join timber elements using linear friction welding. Two years into the project they have been able to join pieces of wood in two to...

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Read more at: Press Release: Boosting digital transformation of local authority construction projects

Press Release: Boosting digital transformation of local authority construction projects

13 May 2021

A new tool from the Construction Innovation Hub launches today (13 May 2021) to help local authorities to transform how they design, build and use their buildings digitally. gsl_navigator_image.jpg The Local Authority Government Soft Landings (GSL) Interactive Navigator has been developed in association with the National...

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