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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 research network contributes to developing the research agenda, enhancing the level of performance and digitisation for future smart cities and smart construction at citizen, portfolio, organisation and project levels. The objective of the Vision Network is to delineate the current augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies and identify their potential to contribute to the development of digital built Britain.


The expert workshops identified a relatively low level of maturity in immersive technologies in the built environment sectors, and identified some of the barriers and potential research priorities needed in order for the sector to adopt AR and VR technologies as part of business-as-usual.


Literature review

Expert workshops

Next Steps

This could be the basis for future work to dismantle some of the identified barriers, including producing business cases and case studies. 

Presentation at CDBB Week 2019