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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 June monthly paper, by Kirsten Lamb, outlines the digital built Britain research landscape by means of a scoping review and gap analysis. This has informed the Capability Framework and Research Landscape work being conducted by CDBB on identifying the research capabilities needed to create a digital built Britain.

Paper Introduction

This paper briefly outlines the digital built Britain research landscape through 1) a scoping review and 2) a gap analysis of bibliometric, scientometric and literature reviews and roadmaps identified during the scoping review. While neither of these activities are exhaustive, they are indicative, and they inform the Capability Framework and Research Landscape work.

A comprehensive summary of the literature for such a diffuse subject area as that covered by the digital built Britain capability framework could fill several volumes. In order to keep this summary succinct and to highlight areas for further research, this scoping review focuses on synthesizing bibliometric, scientometric and literature reviews conducted by academics between 2015 and the present day and categorises the research gaps therein according to the capability framework developed by CDBB. Additional roadmaps identified by an earlier search and papers that contribute to a broad understanding of the dbB research space were included as well.

The review section highlights features of the gap analysis and discusses some of the findings. The appendices provide detail about the methods, the search terms used and publishing patterns in this area, as well as the gap analysis itself.