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CDBB, MTC & BRE form the Transforming Construction Alliance

CDBB, MTC & BRE form the Transforming Construction Alliance

The Centre for Digital Built Britain at the University of Cambridge is working with BRE Ltd and the Manufacturing Technology Centre under the name of ‘Transforming Construction Alliance’ to develop a bid for the recently-announced Core Innovation Hub under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund for the construction sector.

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Blog - Trudi Sully from MTC reflects on the Working Together Transforming Construction event

Blog - Trudi Sully from MTC reflects on the Working Together Transforming Construction event

Trudi Sully, Associate Director for Construction and Infrastructure at the Manufacturing Technology Centre reflects on the organisation’s recent Working Together Transforming Construction event that showcased game-changing processes and technologies to transform the future of construction.

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Digital Twin Debated at Annual Construction Engineering Masters Event

Digital Twin Debated at Annual Construction Engineering Masters Event

The Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering Masters (CEM) Annual Debate brings informed insights and lively discussion to the subject of a national Digital Twin.

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International Blog: International Development

International Blog: International Development

Sharing a digital language for construction enables partner countries to secure domestic benefits and increase international growth says Adam Matthews, who leads the international Digital Built Britain team. In this blog Adam reflects on Chile’s achievements in copying and adapting the UK’s BIM programme.

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Guest Blog - Karen Alford - Environment Agency

Guest Blog - Karen Alford - Environment Agency

In this month’s guest blog Karen Alford, Flood and Coastal Risk Manager for the Environment Agency, specialising in asset data and information, charts the organisation’s digital journey and looks forward to the next step.

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Blog - CBDD Research Agenda and the launch of the Network Call

Blog - CBDD Research Agenda and the launch of the Network Call

Alexandra Bolton, Deputy Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain, reflects on the research agenda for Digital Built Britain that marked its launch at the Centre’s Research Network Scoping Workshop this week.

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Research Scoping Workshop - CALL FOR NETWORKS

Research Scoping Workshop - CALL FOR NETWORKS

CDBB recently held its first workshop on 'Research Network Scoping', at which we announced our Call for Networks.

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Blog - Introducing Kirsten Lamb - Information Specialist

Blog - Introducing Kirsten Lamb - Information Specialist

In this month's team blog we are pleased to introduce Kirsten Lamb, who is working with the CDBB as our information specialist. Find out what her role involves and how you can benefit from Kirsten's guide to staying up to date.

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International Stream Blog: Introducing Richard Lane

International Stream Blog: Introducing Richard Lane

Richard Lane is Delivery Manager for the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) international development programme. In his first blog for CDBB, Richard reflects on the value of international collaboration and the benefits of lessons learned from UK BIM.

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Platforms - Bridging the gap between construction + manufacturing

Platforms - Bridging the gap between construction + manufacturing

A new report was launched today at the MTC Showcase Event: 'Working Together: Transforming Construction'. The report 'Platforms - Bridging the gap between construction + manufacturing' sets out how a manufacture-led approach to construction would support commitments made by Government to improving the construction sector.

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Italy looks to UK BIM Programme to Influence its BIM Mandate

Italy looks to UK BIM Programme to Influence its BIM Mandate

Italy looks to UK's BIM programme to influence its BIM Mandate as Italy starts the process of mandating BIM for publicly-procured contracts.

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Guest Blog - Araceli Camargo - Relating Neuroscience to the Built Environment

Guest Blog - Araceli Camargo - Relating Neuroscience to the Built Environment

Araceli Camargo is the Director of The Centric Lab that works in partnership with researchers at University College London to relate neuroscience to the built environment. In this blog for CDBB Arceli considers the science of buildings.

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Blog - CDBB Update - Alexandra Bolton

Blog - CDBB Update - Alexandra Bolton

Alexandra Bolton, Deputy Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), reports on the latest CDBB mini research projects, and makes the case for taking a multidisciplinary approach to the digital agenda.

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Blog - Introducing Terry Stocks

Blog - Introducing Terry Stocks

Terry Stocks leads the BIM L2 workstream within the Centre for Digital Built Britain programme. He makes the case for building the digital foundations to safeguard construction output.

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Minister celebrates the work of the EU BIM Task Group at their General Assembly

Minister celebrates the work of the EU BIM Task Group at their General Assembly

Gwenole Cozigou, Director, Industrial Transformation and Advanced Value Chains, DG GROW, European Commission celebrated the adoption of digital construction methods at the General Assembly of the EU BIM Task Group in Brussels on 2nd March 2018.

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Blog - International Stream - Adam Matthews

Blog - International Stream - Adam Matthews

Adam Matthews, who leads the international development stream of the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), sets out the global scope of the Digital Built Britain programme.

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Invitation to Express Interest in a Research Network Scoping Workshop

Invitation to Express Interest in a Research Network Scoping Workshop

Call for expressions of interest in participating in network bids and potential future research programmes. An initial Workshop will bring together an academic community interested in the research to be done around enhancing the performance of built assets and the services that depend upon them by better use of data. It will include a series of workshops in order to support the creation of networks to explore the current and needed capabilities of the UK in moving towards a digital built Britain.

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BSI Publish PAS 1192-6:2018

BSI Publish PAS 1192-6:2018

Specification for collaborative sharing and use of structured Health and Safety information using BIM

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Guest Blog - Arthur Lankester - Smart Cities Expedition

Guest Blog - Arthur Lankester - Smart Cities Expedition

Arthur Lankester, Smart Cities Expedition, explains his upcoming one-man-on-a-motorcycle expedition to Smart Cities in Europe and beyond.

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Blog - Introducing Alexandra Bolton - Assistant Director

Blog - Introducing Alexandra Bolton - Assistant Director

In this Blog we hear from the Centre's Assistant Director, Alexandra Bolton, as she describes her role and her vision for the Centre.

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Video Introduction to the Centre for Digital Built Britain

Video Introduction to the Centre for Digital Built Britain

Professor Andy Neely and Dr Mark Bew introduce the Centre and explain what a Digital Built Britain is, what the challenges are and how Cambridge will engage with its various stakeholders.

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Blog - Dr Mark Bew - Strategic Advisor

Blog - Dr Mark Bew - Strategic Advisor

Dr Mark Bew, Strategic Advisor to the Centre, sets his role at, and vision for, the Centre for Digital Built Britain

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Rt Hon Lord Henley refers to CDBB in UK's Smart Transformation Speech

Rt Hon Lord Henley refers to CDBB in UK's Smart Transformation Speech

Rt Hon Lord Henley, Parliamentary Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, gave a speech on Smart Cities at Smart Cities UK 2018 in which he refers to the important work of the Centre for Digital Built Britain.

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Blog - Professor Andy Neely

Blog - Professor Andy Neely

As Director of the new Centre for Digital Built Britain, based at the University of Cambridge, Professor Andy Neely, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Relations, sets out the next stage of the Digital Built Britain programme.

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Centre for Digital Built Britain Mini-projects Programme 2017-18

Centre for Digital Built Britain Mini-projects Programme 2017-18

We are pleased to announce that to start off the research programme, the Centre is looking to commission a number of mini projects from within the University of Cambridge research network for up to £25K each. Due to funding restrictions, these projects must be completed by 31/3/2018. This is the first set of funding opportunities. External opportunities will be available in 2018.

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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.