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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

The past 20 years have witnessed a transformation in digital technologies that touches every part of life in Great Britain. We now take completely for granted the ability to take digital photographs, access precise locations using satellite technologies, and access a world of information from the Internet – all from a device small enough to carry in our pocket. Of course, these technologies affect the ways we create and manage the built environment. They will continue to evolve and continue to change how those working on buildings and infrastructure carry out their work. 

This Report is the Final Report of a study carried out within the Centre for Digital Built Britain’s research programme “Defining the Research Agenda and Research Landscape for Digital Built Britain”. 


This report categorises four emerging types of digital technology in the built environment: as-is reality capture, on-going reality capture, information management and sharing, data-driven decision making. It goes on to set out recommendations and research priorities for developing and implementing these technologies, for universities, technology firms and practitioners.


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This project was completed in 2018


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