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Guest Blog: Sam Williams discusses the benefits of child-friendly urban planning

Guest Blog: Sam Williams discusses the benefits of child-friendly urban planning

Arup’s report Cities Alive: Designing for urban childhoods (December 2017) presents the inclusive benefits of taking a child-friendly approach to urban planning. Sam Williams, part of the multi-disciplinary Operations Consulting team at Arup and one of the report’s authors, explores the built environment from a child’s perspective.

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Blog: Alexandra Bolton on CDBB's new funding opportunities

Blog: Alexandra Bolton on CDBB's new funding opportunities

Following the announcement of three new funding opportunities at the CDBB Summer Showcase Event, Alexandra Bolton, Deputy Director of the Centre, looks forward to receiving bids for the new calls.

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Consultation open on the future of automated compliance checking in the Built Environment

CDBB's D-COM network is looking for survey participants to help understand the present capabilities of compliance systems, along with the current attitudes and industry readiness for the digitisation of regulations and compliance checking.

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ICE Blog: Data - an untapped goldmine for productivity?

ICE Blog: Data - an untapped goldmine for productivity?

How can the infrastructure sector capitalise on the data opportunity? Ahead of the Shaping a Digital World event on 25 September, the Institution of Civil Engineers held a joint roundtable with construction sector advisors Invennt to explore the actions required.

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Blog from Amelia Burnett on the Engagement Programme

Blog from Amelia Burnett on the Engagement Programme

The Centre for Digital Built Britain’s (CDBB) engagement programme works across research, industry and policy to champion digital transformation. Amelia Burnett, Head of Engagement for CDBB, heralds the change.

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National Annex for BS EN ISO 19650-2 available for public comment

National Annex for BS EN ISO 19650-2 available for public comment

Later this year will see the first two international standards published for Building Information Modelling (BIM) BS EN ISO 19650–1 Organization of information about construction works – Information management using building information modelling – Part 1: Concepts and principles and BS EN ISO 19650-2 Organization of information about construction works – Information management using building information modelling – Part 2: Delivery phase of assets. These two standards will supersede BS 1192 (principles) and PAS 1192 part 2 (capital/delivery phase) respectively.

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Watch the presentations from CDBB's Summer Showcase - now online!

Watch the presentations from CDBB's Summer Showcase - now online!

If you missed our Summer Showcase, or would just like to watch the fast-paced presentations once again, then you can now watch the presentations here, along with the summary video of the day.

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Guest Blog from Professor Gillian Rose who provides a social geography perspective

Guest Blog from Professor Gillian Rose who provides a social geography perspective

The CDBB programme is actively multi-disciplinary to engage with ideas and perspectives beyond digital technology and construction. Gillian Rose, Professor of Human Geography at the University of Oxford, and a member of the CDBB Expert Research Panel, considers the digital built environment through the lens of social geography.

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CDBB August 2018 Newsletter

CDBB August 2018 Newsletter

New funding opportunities, the launch of the DFTG and more in CDBB's August newsletter.

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CDBB Summer Showcase event presents mini-projects and funded Research Networks and announces three new opportunities for research funding

CDBB Summer Showcase event presents mini-projects and funded Research Networks and announces three new opportunities for research funding

Fast-paced presentations, networking and the launch of three new research opportunities shaped the Centre for Digital Built Britain’s Summer Showcase event which attracted a full-house of industry professionals, academics from institutions across the UK, policy officials and members of the public.

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Blog: International Update - UK Government’s Prosperity Funded Global Infrastructure Programme

Blog: International Update - UK Government’s Prosperity Funded Global Infrastructure Programme

Adam Matthews, lead of the Centre for Digital Built Britain’s International Programme, discusses the benefits of the UK Government’s Prosperity funded Global Infrastructure Programme for partner countries and the UK.

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CDBB Funding Calls Now Open

CDBB Funding Calls Now Open

The Centre for Digital Built Britain is pleased to announce three new funding opportunities.

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Blog: Alexandra Bolton and data-informed opportunities

Blog: Alexandra Bolton and data-informed opportunities

Following the Government’s response to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) report Data for the Public Good that tasks CDBB with forming the Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG), Alexandra Bolton, Deputy Director of the Centre, looks forward to data-informed opportunities ahead.

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Blog: Mark Enzer, Chair of the Digital Framework Task Group

Blog: Mark Enzer, Chair of the Digital Framework Task Group

Government confirmation that the Centre for Digital Built Britain will form a Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG) to guide the development and adoption of a digital framework for infrastructure data is good news. Mark Enzer, Chief Technical Officer for Mott MacDonald, and Chair of the DFTG, sets out a view of the way forward for Digital Transformation in the UK’s infrastructure industry.

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Visit by Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury

Visit by Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury

Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury announces launch of the Centre for Digital Built Britain' Digital Framework Task Group during visit to the University of Cambridge

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Media Release: Mark Enzer to Chair Digital Framework Task Group

Media Release: Mark Enzer to Chair Digital Framework Task Group

The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) will deliver key recommendations from the National Infrastructure Commission’s ‘Data for the Public Good Report’. In a speech today at the University of Cambridge, the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick presented the Government’s response to the report and launched the Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG).

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Guest Blog: Mark Harvey from DFID discusses new technologies and developing countries

Guest Blog: Mark Harvey from DFID discusses new technologies and developing countries

Mark Harvey, Head of Profession (Infrastructure) at the Department for International Development (DFID), reflects on how new technologies are driving positive change in developing countries.

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Blog: Alexandra Bolton on the recent launch of the Global Infrastructure Programme

Blog: Alexandra Bolton on the recent launch of the Global Infrastructure Programme

This month Alexandra updates on current research funding, a new tender and the work of the international team, including the recently launched Global Infrastructure Programme, which is part of the Government’s Prosperity Fund.

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Blog: International - Estonian Delegation Visits Cambridge

Blog: International - Estonian Delegation Visits Cambridge

Hosting visiting delegations to the UK is an important part of the CDBB International Programme providing a significant opportunity for valuable knowledge exchange. Richard Lane, International Programme Manager reflects on the success of the recent Estonian Digital Construction Cluster Study Visit.

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Blog - Andrew Robinson on the Level 2 Convergence Programme

Blog - Andrew Robinson on the Level 2 Convergence Programme

Dr Andrew Robinson is a co-founder and partner of Urban Innovation Labs, the organisation commissioned by the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) to report on the Level 2 Convergence (L2C) programme. In this blog Andy explains the importance of L2C in leveraging the full value of a digital built Britain.

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FAQ for ISO 19650 Transition

FAQ for ISO 19650 Transition

The following frequently asked questions aim to answer some of the queries that may arise from this process. These have been developed in collaboration by BSI, CDBB, the UK BIM Alliance, Public Sector bodies, and the Home Nations Working Group.

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Successful Research Networks Announced

Successful Research Networks Announced

Following the Call for Networks announced earlier this year, we are delighted to announce the six successful funded networks. These networks will now begin their work towards forming the agenda for future research in support of a digital built Britain.

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The Edge Amsterdam – showcasing an exemplary IoT building

The Edge Amsterdam – showcasing an exemplary IoT building

This Mini-Project developed a case study of The Edge in Amsterdam, billed as the world’s smartest building, for the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB). Developing the future of the digital built environment will require intensive study of a number of exemplars and The Edge, designed on Internet of Things (IoT) foundational principles by OVG Real Estate and PLP Architecture and completed in 2015, is seen as the most connected building to date. The Edge showcases the benefits of taking a Building Information Modelling (BIM) approach to asset design, construction and management. It is of particular interest in the context of the evolution to ‘operate and integrate’ that will enable the optimisation of organisational business services and socio-economic outcomes.

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Blog - Roma Agrawal - The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures

Blog - Roma Agrawal - The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures

Author of 'Built: The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures', structural engineer at AECOM and champion of engineering as a career, Roma Agrawal proposes a skills manifesto to deliver our digital-built future.

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PAS 1192 standards update from BSI

PAS 1192 standards update from BSI

Media Release from BSI on the transition from PAS 1192 series of standards to international standards.

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Level 2 Convergence Reports

Level 2 Convergence Reports

Read the latest reports from the Level 2 Convergence programme.

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Blog - Alexandra Bolton gives an update to CDBB activities

Blog - Alexandra Bolton gives an update to CDBB activities

Alexandra Bolton, Deputy Director of CDBB, prepares to reveal the successful Network Bid applications and announces a diary date for the forthcoming CDBB Pecha Kucha Lunch event.

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June 2018 Newsletter

June 2018 Newsletter

Read the June Newsletter from the Centre for Digital Built Britain.

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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