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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
 
Read more at: West Cambridge Digital Twin Research Facility project reveals that digital twin related technologies provide tangible benefits for the construction sector

West Cambridge Digital Twin Research Facility project reveals that digital twin related technologies provide tangible benefits for the construction sector

26 September 2022

The development of a digital twin for the facilities of the University of Cambridge on the West Cambridge campus provided a chance to address the challenges associated with the production of a National Digital Twin (NDT) along with how a digital-twin platform can be used to help local managers delivering various building...


Read more at: Research Profile - Precision Engineered Timber – Digital design and delivery of healthier schools

Research Profile - Precision Engineered Timber – Digital design and delivery of healthier schools

22 September 2022

Engineered timber offers a cost-effective solution to the UK’s building needs, improving construction productivity and performance. Combining digital design and off-site manufacturing, engineered-timber buildings can be efficiently and sustainably built, operated and maintained, and provide pleasant facilities for those...


Read more at: Research Profile - Staffordshire Bridges – long-term performance monitoring using fibre optic sensors

Research Profile - Staffordshire Bridges – long-term performance monitoring using fibre optic sensors

22 September 2022

A major rail upgrade programme to remove a bottleneck on the West Coast Main Line saw collaboration between Atkins, Laing O’Rourke, Volker Rail and Network Rail. The Stafford Area Improvement Programme included the construction of 10 new bridges designed by Atkins using Building Information Modelling (BIM) from the outset...


Read more at: Research Profile - Digital Twins: Driving business model innovation
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Research Profile - Digital Twins: Driving business model innovation

22 September 2022

For many engineering and manufacturing firms, digital transformation remains elusive. They struggle to emulate the success of platform-based consumer businesses such as Uber, AirBnB and Facebook. While new technologies are undoubtedly delivering efficiency gains, complete digital revolution is yet to be achieved in the B2B...


Read more at: Research Profile - Understanding the social context to transforming construction through digital innovation

Research Profile - Understanding the social context to transforming construction through digital innovation

22 September 2022

Digital innovation brings opportunities to improve productivity and predictability in construction. Yet the sector has been slow to change. The problem is not purely technical; digital transformation is also a social, cultural, economic and political challenge. An effective solution needs to address the contributing...


Read more at: Research Profile - Digital Construction on a Shoestring

Research Profile - Digital Construction on a Shoestring

12 September 2022

Digitalisation can seem beyond the financial reach of many small- and medium-sized companies (SMEs). Barriers to engaging with digital tools and technologies include high entry and operating costs and complexity. A collaboration between academia and industry, Digital Construction on a Shoestring set out to co-deliver...


Read more at: The BSI Flex 1965: v1.0 2022 is published to help specify BIM along the supply chain.

The BSI Flex 1965: v1.0 2022 is published to help specify BIM along the supply chain.

1 August 2022

Version 1.0 of BSI Flex 1965: v1.0 2022, which was sponsored by the Construction Innovation Hub via Centre for Digital Built Britain’s IM programme, is available for download now and is open for comment via the Standards Development Portal until 31st of August. This BSI Flex has been developed to help clients and asset...


Read more at: Just published: Digital Twins and Service Innovation in Designing the Hospital of the Future

Just published: Digital Twins and Service Innovation in Designing the Hospital of the Future

12 July 2022

A new whitepaper explores how digital twin technology can play its role in the future of a service-oriented environment – highlighting the potential benefits and opportunities as well as the challenges that can arise when implementing innovative digital solutions. The paper focuses on Moorfields Eye Hospital, leading...


Read more at: Blog: Delegates discuss opportunities to optimise the value in PMV at the University of Cambridge roundtable

Blog: Delegates discuss opportunities to optimise the value in PMV at the University of Cambridge roundtable

7 July 2022

The Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research, on behalf of CDBB, hosted a stakeholder round table discussion about Pre-Manufactured Value (PMV) on 27th April 2022. As a keynote speaker, Mark Farmer, the UK Government’s Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) Champion for Housing and founding director and CEO of Cast...


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...