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Read more at: Blog: Looking Beyond the Law: How Ethics Must Play a Pivotal Role in the Development of Smart Cities

Blog: Looking Beyond the Law: How Ethics Must Play a Pivotal Role in the Development of Smart Cities

25 May 2022

In an increasingly digitalised built Britain, smart city initiatives are seen as a way to give local authorities the opportunity to boost their inter-urban competitiveness and to harness urban data to shape urban decision making and service delivery, often with a view to enhancing efficiency. As a result, a large body of...


Read more at: Blog: Digital Construction on a Shoestring Project: Breaking Down the Barriers to Digital Construction for SMEs

Blog: Digital Construction on a Shoestring Project: Breaking Down the Barriers to Digital Construction for SMEs

18 May 2022

A significant proportion of the work undertaken by CDBB has focussed on the macro level, working with national and international policymakers and businesses. However, most businesses that make up the construction sector are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by definition. The priorities and key challenges that face...


Read more at: Get started with start-ups

Get started with start-ups

9 March 2022

Henry Fenby-Taylor, the Centre for Digital Built Britain’s Head of Information Management explores the start-up ecosystem in construction and how a new report from the Construction Innovation Hub can help those looking to set up or invest in start-ups. Innovation in the built environment has never been more important. The...


Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: Playing the digital twin ethics game
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Digital Twin Journeys: Playing the digital twin ethics game

8 March 2022

Motion sensors, CO₂ sensors and the like are considered to be benign forms of monitoring, since they don’t capture images or personal data about us as we move through the buildings we visit. Or at least, that’s what we want to believe. Guest blogger Professor Matthew Chalmers (University of Glasgow) helped develop a mobile...


Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: creating value from high-volume built environment data
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Digital Twin Journeys: creating value from high-volume built environment data

10 January 2022

Digital twins are not just a useful resource for understanding the sakthy.jpg here-and-now of built assets. If an asset changes condition or position over its lifecycle, historical data from remote sensors can make this change visible to asset managers through a digital twin. However, this means retaining and managing a...


Read more at: Digitising Scotland's Healthcare Estate

Digitising Scotland's Healthcare Estate

13 December 2021

The Construction Innovation Hub (the Hub) is working with NHS Scotland to accelerate the digitisation of Scotland’s healthcare estate. As one of the largest estates in the UK, with thousands of assets and properties, NHS Scotland is transforming the way it manages data across the 14 territorial Health Boards and eight...


Read more at: Applying Government Soft Landings and delivering the golden thread of data in a local authority context

Applying Government Soft Landings and delivering the golden thread of data in a local authority context

16 November 2021

Executive Summary Local Authorities are under increasing pressure to deliver carbon reductions and improve local services in the face of increasing pressures on budgets. Local authorities also need to consider new and pending legislation that will impact asset owners including the Building Safety Bill, Fire Safety Bill and...


Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: Understanding the information need, a bridge to better information management
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Digital Twin Journeys: Understanding the information need, a bridge to better information management

15 November 2021

Digital twins enable asset owners to use better information at the right time to make better decisions. Exploring the early stages of a digital twin journey – understanding the information need – are Staffordshire Bridges researcher Dr Farhad Huseynov and Head of Information Management Henry Fenby-Taylor. Network Rail...


Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: the journey to the Smart Hospital of the Future

Digital Twin Journeys: the journey to the Smart Hospital of the Future

27 October 2021

Digital twins can help organisations achieve various goals. In some cases, the end goal is for buildings and infrastructure to last longer, use less energy, and be safer. In others, it is enhancing the lives of people who interact with the built environment and its services. As highlighted by the Gemini Principles , these...


Read more at: National Digital Twin programme – building momentum 

National Digital Twin programme – building momentum 

6 September 2021

Since its creation in 2018, the National Digital Twin programme (NDTp) has had three objectives: Enable a National Digital Twin – an ecosystem of connected digital twins to foster better outcomes from our built environment Deliver an Information Management Framework – ensure secure resilient data sharing and effective...