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CDBB opens its doors at Cambridge Science Festival 2019!

CDBB opens its doors at Cambridge Science Festival 2019!

CDBB was delighted to host its first event in the Cambridge Science Festival, on 23 March 2019. We focused on the future of construction as we wanted to highlight the contribution digital technology will make to jobs and construction of the future. Read below to find out how the day went!

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Blog: Digitalisation of Construction for a Young Audience - come to Cambridge Science Festival!

Blog: Digitalisation of Construction for a Young Audience - come to Cambridge Science Festival!

Ahead of CDBB’s inaugural event at the Cambridge Science Festival, and an appearance on BBC Click, Thayla Zomer, a researcher at CDBB, explains the digitalisation of construction to a young audience.

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Blog: Adam Matthews on the appointment of Mott MacDonald as a Delivery Partner for GIP

Blog: Adam Matthews on the appointment of Mott MacDonald as a Delivery Partner for GIP

Following the announcement that Mott MacDonald has been appointed delivery partner for the UK Global Infrastructure Programme, Adam Matthews, Head of CDBB International, welcomes the news.

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Guest Blog from Vicki Holmes

Guest Blog from Vicki Holmes

Digital transformation brings opportunity as well as challenge, says Vicki Holmes, Digital Manager at Multiplex and Women in BIM core team member. In this guest blog Vicki makes the case for diversifying to digitalise.

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BIM Roundtable Discussion Series - Roundtable 5 – SMEs across the industry

BIM Roundtable Discussion Series - Roundtable 5 – SMEs across the industry

CDBB and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) teamed up for the fifth event in a programme of high-level ‘roundtable’ discussions, which aim to further accelerate adoption of the government’s digital strategy for the built environment, especially the successful embedding of BIM across industry.

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March 2019 Newsletter

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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BIM Roundtable Discussion Series - Roundtable 5 - SMEs

BIM Roundtable Discussion Series - Roundtable 5 - SMEs

The fifth of our series of nine BIM roundtable events was held on Tuesday 5th March and saw a group of small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the construction sector discuss the advantages of being small when delivering BIM, along with some of the challenges.

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Mott MacDonald appointed as delivery partner for the UK’s Global Infrastructure Programme

Mott MacDonald appointed as delivery partner for the UK’s Global Infrastructure Programme

Mott MacDonald has been appointed as Delivery Partner for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Building Information Modelling (BIM) Pathfinder Programme, as part of the Cross-government Prosperity Funded Global Infrastructure Programme.

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Blog from Alexandra Bolton

Blog from Alexandra Bolton

In her monthly round-up of activities at the Centre for Digital Built Britain, Alexandra Bolton, Deputy Director at CDBB, welcomes the latest report from the National Infrastructure Commission and looks forward to talking digital transformation at FutureBuild.

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Towards a Digitally Enabled Estate: Project Capella

Towards a Digitally Enabled Estate: Project Capella

Latest report from the CDBB publication series, on Project Capella, a University of Cambridge case study.

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Blog: Find out about the future of construction at this year's Cambridge Science Festival

Blog: Find out about the future of construction at this year's Cambridge Science Festival

Dr Kate Parsley, Head of Engagement (maternity cover), reports on CDBB's preparations for Cambridge Science Festival - at the Maxwell Centre, Cambridge at 1.30-4.30 on Saturday 23 March 2019.

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NIC Annual Monitoring Report 2019

NIC Annual Monitoring Report 2019

The Centre for Digital Built Britain and the Digital Framework Task Group commended in the National Infrastructure Commission Annual Monitoring Report 2019

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International Blog - Collaboration in Uruguay

International Blog - Collaboration in Uruguay

The CDBB International programme engages with countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia, North America and Africa. Adam Matthews, head of the International team, reports on the latest collaboration in Uruguay.

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Guest Blog from Anne Kemp on the UK BIM journey to date

Guest Blog from Anne Kemp on the UK BIM journey to date

Following the British Standards Institution (BSI) launch event marking the publication of the BS EN ISO 19650 documents, National Annex and Transition Guidance, Dr Anne Kemp, BIM Strategy & Development Director, Atkins and Chair of UK BIM Alliance sets out the UK BIM journey to date and invites input and support.

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CDBB's February Newsletter

CDBB's February Newsletter

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

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ISO 19650 Launch event

ISO 19650 Launch event

The Centre for Digital Built Britain [CDBB] was delighted to support the British Standards Institution [BSI] launch event and celebration of the recently published BS EN ISO 19650 Documents, National Annex and Transition guidance held at the Institute of Civil Engineering [ICE] on 31 January 2019, in conjunction with the UK BIM Alliance.

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Blog from Fiona Moore - CDBB's BIM Programme Manager

Blog from Fiona Moore - CDBB's BIM Programme Manager

In this month’s blog we hear from Fiona Moore, CDBB’s BIM Programme Manager, who discusses her thoughts on the importance of BIM in construction and how a change management approach can be key in making progress and releasing the benefits of BIM. Fiona also reports on progress to date of the CDBB and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) programme of ‘roundtable’ discussions, with the aim of gaining improved understanding of progress to date towards achieving BIM Level 2 as business as usual and what still remains to be achieved.

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BIM 4 Clients – 2019 Q1 Meeting

BIM 4 Clients – 2019 Q1 Meeting

The first BIM4Clients [BIM4C] of 2019 workshop was held on 16th January at the Institution of Engineering and Technology with a full house of client organisations. The workshop was a collaboration between the Centre for Digital Built Britain [CDBB] and the UK BIM Alliance [UKBIMA] to provide participants with an introduction to the CDBB programme, including some of its early outputs and an opportunity to hear from peer clients on their BIM Level 2 and wider digital journeys.

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Blog from Alexandra Bolton on the work of the DTFG

Blog from Alexandra Bolton on the work of the DTFG

Following the formation of the Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG) Alexandra Bolton, Deputy Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain, sets out the next steps in defining the Information Management Framework for a digital built Britain.

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Service Business Model Innovation: the digital twin technology

Service Business Model Innovation: the digital twin technology

January Paper in the CDBB Publication Series paper by Veronica Martinez and Andy Neely, Audrey Ouyang, University of Cambridge, Caroline Burstall, Caterpillar and Dav Bisessar, International Business Machines Corporation

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Prof Mark Girolami announced as the Sir Kirby Laing Professors of Civil Engineering

Prof Mark Girolami announced as the Sir Kirby Laing Professors of Civil Engineering

We are pleased to announce that Mark Girolami will be joining the Centre for Digital Built Britain in March 2019 from the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London, where he holds both the Chair of Statistics and the Lloyds Register Foundation-Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Data Centric Engineering.

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Blog: International - India-UK Tech Festival

Blog: International - India-UK Tech Festival

Adam Matthews, CDBB’s Head of International, reflects on the success of the India-UK Future Tech Festival and looks forward to working bilaterally with India to promote high-tech digital construction.

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Guest Blog from Dr Alan Hore, CitA and the case for digital

Guest Blog from Dr Alan Hore, CitA and the case for digital

The Construction IT Alliance (CitA) supports the Irish construction sector to take full advantage of current and emerging information and communications technologies. Dr Alan Hore, Co-Founder of CitA and Head of Quantity Surveying at Dublin Institute of Technology, sets out the case for the transition to digital.

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January 2019 Newsletter

January 2019 Newsletter

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

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Dr Jennifer Schooling receives New Year's Honour

Dr Jennifer Schooling receives New Year's Honour

DR JENNIFER SCHOOLING OBE, Chair of the Strategic Research Advisory Group at the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), Interim Academic Lead for the Core Innovation Hub of the Transforming Construction Alliance, and Director of the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction at the University of Cambridge receives Order of the British Empire in New Year’s Honours 2019.

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Blog: Alexandra Bolton rounds off the year!

Blog: Alexandra Bolton rounds off the year!

To coincide with the publication of the Centre for Digital Built Britain’s ‘Year One: Towards a digital built Britain’ report, Alexandra Bolton, Deputy Director of CDBB, reflects on the digital journey to date and looks ahead to 2019.

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Blog: Thayla Zomer discusses the University of Cambridge BIM Journey

Blog: Thayla Zomer discusses the University of Cambridge BIM Journey

The University of Cambridge is creating a digital estate and delivering fully integrated BIM across design, construction and facilities management. Thayla Zomer, a PhD student at the Centre for Digital Built Britain investigating practices that influence the successful execution and completion of BIM projects, sets out the University’s digital journey.

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Press Release: Principles to guide the development of the National Digital Twin released

Press Release: Principles to guide the development of the National Digital Twin released

CDBB has published the first output of its Digital Framework Task Group, The Gemini Principles. The paper sets out proposed principles to guide the national digital twin and the information management framework that will enable it.

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Welcome to the Centre for Digital Built Britain.  

The Centre for Digital Built Britain is a partnership between the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the University of Cambridge to understand how the construction and infrastructure sectors could use a digital approach to better design, build, operate, and integrate the built environment.

Upcoming events

Toward Blockchain-Enabled Supply Chains in the Built Environment

Jun 28, 2019

3M Buckley Innovation Centre Hudderfield, HD1 3BD, UK

Recommendations for Automated Checking of Regulations and Requirements Management in Healthcare Design

Jul 01, 2019

The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC) 2019

Jul 08, 2019

Churchill College, University of Cambridge

CDBB Week 2019

Sep 09, 2019

Upcoming events