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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

The COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (31 October to 12 November 2021) is sending a strong message to all countries to put the targets set at the COP21 2015 summit into action in order to achieve Net-zero goals and stop climate change. Its website highlights the economic benefits for the UK: "Leading the world in tackling and adapting to climate change is a major economic opportunity for the UK, that will create new skilled jobs across the country as well as export opportunities for our firms.” 

Among several topics of debate, the Conference will cover the built environment and climate impact in the global construction sector, with a focus on developing zero carbon emission buildings and infrastructure. On 11 November, a workshop will discuss:

  • The global challenges of delivering Net Zero;

  • The combined power of industry and Government in delivering it;

  • How the future of the construction sector can meet the challenge.

As we experience increasing climate change emergencies and extreme weather, it’s crucial to get together and collaborate to reduce waste, achieve energy efficiency and boost resilience within the built environment. 

Digital technology and innovation can foster this transformation and the Global BIM Network aims to share members’ journeys to transition to a digital built environment that meets net-zero goals and delivers greater social and economic benefits for all. 

Join the Global BIM Network

Membership is free and open to all countries. Our website, launched in March 2021, aims to facilitate the sharing of knowledge on BIM processes, enable international collaboration and raise awareness of innovative research and technology developments. You can browse information for several countries and contribute your own resources to help grow global public sector capacity through our Call for Knowledge

Attend our Annual General Assembly

We are organising our first Annual General Assembly, which will be held on Thursday, 2nd December 2021. Network members will share lessons learned from national digital transformation initiatives, consider how governments can tackle challenges collaboratively with industry and discuss the guidance, tools and evidence to inform national and international policy on better infrastructure delivery. 

Attendees will hear policy makers, public procurers, infrastructure investors and industry leaders from across the globe discuss the challenges of digitally transforming the construction and infrastructure sector, and identify solutions in a candid, straightforward manner. Registration is free of charge. Speakers and timings will be announced soon, please visit for updates.