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Read more at: Research Profile - Understanding the social context to transforming construction through digital innovation

Research Profile - Understanding the social context to transforming construction through digital innovation

27 November 2020

Despite digital innovation bringing opportunity to improve productivity and predictability in construction, the sector has been slow to change. Transforming construction through digital is not simply a technical problem but a social, cultural, economic and political challenge. Without understanding the contributing factors...

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Read more at: Case Study: National Underground Asset Register (NUAR) Pilot Programme

Case Study: National Underground Asset Register (NUAR) Pilot Programme

16 November 2020

Every construction and infrastructure project must source information on buried utility assets (e.g. cables, pipes, sewers, ducts) when preparing ground investigation and excavation work in order to avoid costly damage to assets, and to safeguard personnel and the general public. Multiple organisations have to be contacted...

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Read more at: The Forge: Quantifying the value of P-DfMA and digital delivery

The Forge: Quantifying the value of P-DfMA and digital delivery

4 November 2020

The Centre for Digital Built Britain, as part of the Construction Innovation Hub , is supporting a ground-breaking commercial development. Thayla Zomer, a research student embedded in the project team, reports on her work assessing the benefits to industry of applying Modern Methods of Construction and a digital delivery...

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Read more at: Improving Lives through Building Information Modelling (BIM) - Deanery School

Improving Lives through Building Information Modelling (BIM) - Deanery School

1 May 2020

In September last year the Deanery Church of England Academy, Swindon, opened its doors to 1,600 excited children – the first cohort to enter a fantastic new school. deanery2.jpg Linda Culling, the school’s principal, describes the facilities as “amazing” -- there are cutting-edge science labs, a 440-seat theatre...

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Read more at: Publication: Final Report - The local governance of digital technology – Implications for the city-scale digital twin

Publication: Final Report - The local governance of digital technology – Implications for the city-scale digital twin

31 July 2019

screenshot_2020-06-24_at_14.27.58.png Project background What part does city and regional governance play in how a city-level digital twin develops? It is necessary to understand the ways in which governance for digital twins is bound by context and the ways in which it is generalisable in order to successfully transfer...

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Monthly Paper: On the Governance of City Digital Twins

28 July 2019

Our July Monthly Paper is a working paper by Dr Timea Nochta, Nicole Badstuber and Dr Noura Wahby looking at city digital twins. On the Governance of City Digital Twins – Insights from the Cambridge case study Dr Timea Nochta, Nicole Badstuber and Dr Noura Wahby Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, Department...

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Read more at: Publication: Final Report - Integrated Management of Margins through Evaluation, Design, Analysis, Tracking and Negotiation

Publication: Final Report - Integrated Management of Margins through Evaluation, Design, Analysis, Tracking and Negotiation

10 July 2019

immediate.png Project background Over-engineering of systems is an often-hidden source of inefficiency in systems, which can add significantly to their building and running costs, and reduce the sustainability of systems. One cause of over-engineering is a cumulative effect of different stakeholders adding margins to the...

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Read more at: Publication: Final Report - The Edge: Showcasing an exemplary IoT building

Publication: Final Report - The Edge: Showcasing an exemplary IoT building

10 July 2019

screenshot_2020-07-06_at_14.06.09.png Project background This project developed a case study of The Edge in Amsterdam, billed as the world’s smartest building, for CDBB. This was not only for the sake of sharing this specific case, but also to use it as a template to build the “standard case study template.” When we...

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Read more at: Research Landscape: Scoping Review

Research Landscape: Scoping Review

25 June 2019

The June monthly paper, by Kirsten Lamb, outlines the digital built Britain research landscape by means of a scoping review and gap analysis. This has informed the Capability Framework and Research Landscape work being conducted by CDBB on identifying the research capabilities needed to create a digital built Britain...

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Read more at: Case Study: Towards a digitally enabled estate: the University of Cambridge

Case Study: Towards a digitally enabled estate: the University of Cambridge

4 June 2019

This report describes the uses of BIM technologies and implementation of BIM processes, examples of its benefits and some of the main lessons learned from BIM implementation during Project Capella, which forms part of the University’s Biomedical Campus. cdbb_yearone_graphics_forpowerpoint10.png Outcomes In this project...

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