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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 network takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the state-of-the-art in use of modelling support for infrastructure planning decision making, both in industry and policy practice, and in the research community; needs of the practitioner community for research and innovation on methodology; the research communities which must be engaged to achieve this, and at a high level the methodologies which might have applied to the challenges elicited from the practitioner community.


This project highlights the need for a more nuanced understanding of project success and failure, as well as the need for two-way communication throughout decision processes in complex projects. Improvements in data availability and transparency are critical enablers and, above all, there is a pressing need to improve the quantification of factors that lead to success or failure of projects.


Literature review


Expert workshop

Next steps

Further research should focus on discovering and modelling unknown interdependencies and emerging complexity.

Presentation at CDBB Week 2019


Project Status

This project is completed