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Centre for Digital Built Britain


The Information Management Framework (IMF) aims to enable effective information management across the Built Environment. The document “The Pathway Towards an Information Management Framework” sets out the requirements for the technical core of an Information Management Framework that supports secure and resilient exchange, inter-operability, and integration and linking of data and models across the built and natural environments at a national level. The publication of the report by CDBB, in partnership with the Construction Innovation Hub, is a critical milestone towards a National Digital Twin.

The purpose of this project is to start growing the capabilities required to develop, implement and operate an IMF working towards a National Digital Twin as an ecosystem of connected digital twins.  The aim is to ‘train the trainers’ and provide them with the knowledge on skills and roles required for the IMF. The project is looking to develop and pilot training plans with experts and decision makers. The training plans will be supported by high-quality videos that describe and detail the skills and roles required to develop and implement the IMF.

The key technical components of the IMF are a Foundation Data Model, a Reference Data Library and an Integration Architecture. A webinar on 'The Pathway Towards an Information Management Framework' was held on 8 June 2020. You can view the full webinar here:


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Week commencing 16th November 2020 

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