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Read more at: Opening up the possibilities of building with wood

Opening up the possibilities of building with wood

29 June 2021

A timber pavilion featured at the 2021 London Design Biennale explored how we can use nature based solutions to build back better and address the challenges of the built environment including the climate crisis. Unfolding – created by the Centre for Natural Material Innovation at the University of Cambridge, with partners...


Read more at: Integrating models of the built and natural environment

Integrating models of the built and natural environment

17 June 2021

Cross-discipline collaboration, cultural barriers and compelling questions. Better data can help us understand the complex interactions between the urban systems we create and the natural systems in which they operate. Such an understanding would underpin our ability to meet important environmental targets such as Net Zero...


Read more at: Developing wood welding as a rapid timber joining technique

Developing wood welding as a rapid timber joining technique

17 May 2021

In a proof-of-concept collaboration between TWI Ltd and the University of Cambridge and enabled by the Construction Innovation Hub, researchers have developed a sustainable process to rapidly join timber elements using linear friction welding. Two years into the project they have been able to join pieces of wood in two to...


Read more at: Digital Construction on a Shoestring

Digital Construction on a Shoestring

Digital Construction on a Shoestring aims to break down barriers to the practical deployment of digital solutions within construction to include: supply chain – (manufacturers, architects, building contractors) organisations which are often SMEs off-site – the Shoestring team has experience working...


Read more at: Industry unites behind Vision for the Built Environment

Industry unites behind Vision for the Built Environment

21 April 2021

screenshot_2021-04-21_at_14.20.53.png A bold new Vision for the Built Environment is published today (Thursday 22 April). With contributions from over 75 industry leaders and endorsed by more than 35 cross industry bodies spanning the UK built environment sector, the Vision describes the future we want: a built environment...


Read more at: Resource: An integrated approach to information management: Identifying decisions and the information required for them using activity and process models

Resource: An integrated approach to information management: Identifying decisions and the information required for them using activity and process models

prlcess_model.png If we are to achieve more from the built environment, it essential that we better understand the information required in its planning, design, construction and management. This information needs to be able to be shared and aggregated in a way that is effective, resilient and...


Read more at: Publication: An integrated approach to information management: Identifying decisions and the information required for them using activity and process models

Publication: An integrated approach to information management: Identifying decisions and the information required for them using activity and process models

20 April 2021

prlcess_model.png If we are to achieve more from the built environment, it essential that we better understand the information required in its planning, design, construction and management. This information needs to be able to be shared and aggregated in a way that is effective, resilient and secure. This is critical not...


Read more at: Blog: Using Satellite tools to better monitor assets

Blog: Using Satellite tools to better monitor assets

27 January 2021

Dr Sakthy Selvakumaran , Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, and Dr Cristian Rossi , Satellite Applications Catapult, call for infrastructure owners to work with the research teams leading cutting-edge work exploring the capabilities of satellite tools to better monitor assets. This research builds on...


Read more at: Research Profile - Staffordshire Bridges – long-term performance monitoring using fibre optic sensors

Research Profile - Staffordshire Bridges – long-term performance monitoring using fibre optic sensors

25 January 2021

A major rail upgrade programme to remove a bottleneck on the West Coast Main Line saw collaboration between Atkins, Laing O’Rourke, Volker Rail and Network Rail. The Stafford Area Improvement Programme included construction of a number of new bridges designed by Atkins using Building Information Modelling (BIM) from the...


Read more at: Digital Construction on a Shoestring Workshop - How to use digital technologies to improve productivity in construction

Digital Construction on a Shoestring Workshop - How to use digital technologies to improve productivity in construction

Tuesday, 2 February, 2021 - 10:30 to Wednesday, 3 February, 2021 - 12:15

Hear from experts in application of digital technologies from the University of Cambridge (UoC) that are helping SMEs in the construction sector overcome digital transformation challenges. Using practical examples that are backed in research you will gain knowledge and inspiration for how your business could implement...