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Autonomous Image Recapture

This research project has used advanced image processing and computer vision techniques to recreate geospatial viewpoints of some historic, 17th century David Loggan line drawings of Cambridge Colleges. Subsequent drone flights then captured current images of the colleges from these same viewpoints.

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Future Cities in the making – overcoming barriers to information modelling in socially responsible cities

What questions are City Information Modelling (CIM) and Building Information Modelling (BIM) best suited to answer? This project examines what digital information is commonly available in UK cities and what new information can be retrieved from the built environment through BIM to aid planning. It...

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Building Impulse: A novel digital toolkit for productive, healthy and resource-efficient buildings

This project aimed to create a toolkit for capturing occupant satisfaction with their environment in buildings in order to feed the next generation of smart buildings with a more holistic set of metrics for comfort and enjoyment of a space. The toolkit consists of a range of existing sensors and...

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Future Cities and BIM

This project addresses the question of how European cities are adapting to BIM, and what awareness there is of BIM in future city thinking and strategies, particularly around Smart Cities. It also looks at what tools and policies are being used to take forward BIM in city development and thinking...

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Urban Planning and BIM

The project aimed to understand the extent to which the UK planning system is engaging with BIM at different spatial scales (e.g., individual building, development scheme, city, region). It explores how the planning system could better help deliver BIM and inform local and national policy actors...

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The Uptake of Digital Tools, Standards and Processes in Innovation in the UK House Building Industry: opportunities and barriers to adoption

This project aims to define the barriers and opportunities for adopting BIM in the UK housing sector, and to highlight the potential benefits of BIM to this sector.

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Reinventing renting: The application of digital technology in housing for 'generation rent'

While digital technology is springing up in the private rented sector and potentially providing various benefits, there is still a trust barrier when it comes to tenants sharing their data. Data from the private rented sector has historically been lacking, but the rise of digital technology in this...

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

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

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Ancillary Sensing for Building Information Modelling: Current Practice and Future Research

The goal of this project is to develop two separate current frameworks for practice, policy and future research under the umbrella theme of ancillary (additional) sensing for BIM. Ancillary sensing in the context of BIM concerns drawing new sources of useful information into common data...

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A digital twin prototype for journeys to work in Cambridge

How can digital twins address city-level problems such as transportation planning as work patterns change? This project represents an early trial to address the research gap on city-level digital twins. The pilot is focused on commutes, such as journeys to work, which are a key determinant of peak-...

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