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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

This project aimed to fully document and make available the automated back analysis tool developed to support commercial implementation, as well as investigate barriers to the adoption of data-driven adaptive design in practice through a targeted workshop. It provides guidance on future research developments needed to promote data-driven design in practice; promote provisions on adaptive design to be included in standards and guidance documents.


The workshop highlighted the need to develop the technology to be more reliable, the skills to operate Observational Method tools, the standards to underpin these and a body of open access case studies of good practice and techniques used on real projects.


Expert workshop

Next Steps

While the tool is viable as described, there are various technical and contract-related issues to develop, and a business case would need to be made for its adoption.