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Centre for Digital Built Britain

March 2019 Newsletter

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

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March 2019 Newsletter Introduction:

Welcome to the March edition of the CDBB newsletter. This month we've seen some exciting news, including the commendation in the National Infrastructure Commission's annual monitoring report for 2019, which has highlighted the work of CDBB as key to the development of a National Digital Twin. We are pleased to read the recommendations within the report and will be regularly reporting progress with the work of the Digital Framework Task Group. This includes the soon to be published DFTG Roadmap and details of the National Digital Twin Hub.

I was delighted to introduce the Research Programme's final workshop in the development of the Research Agenda  last week, which brought together members of the CDBB Expert Panel and leads from the networks and contributing community to review and provide feedback for the development of the Research Agenda and the Research Landscape.  This has been an enormous task and this was reflected in the work presented on the day.  We look forward with anticipation to see the final output on this which will be released later this month.  Other events have included our presence at FutureBuild, and we were delighted to also be present as part of the Construction Innovation Hub (formerly Transforming Construction Alliance). On Saturday 23 March we are very much looking forward to opening the CDBB doors to families as part of Cambridge Science Festival, from 1.30-4.30pm at the Maxwell Centre. Please do come along if you can, there will be an opportunity to explore some high tech VR equipment as well as a number of activities, including the physical and digital construction of a Lego city. The activities have been designed to demonstrate to young people the construction jobs of the future and also how Building Information Modelling (BIM) is implemented to better design, build, operate and integrate various buildings that better serve the people who use them.

Read about all this and more in this issue, and please do get in touch with us if you would like any further information.
Andy Neely, Director