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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...

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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...

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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...

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Read more at: Research Profile - Precision Engineered Timber – Digital design and delivery of healthier schools

Research Profile - Precision Engineered Timber – Digital design and delivery of healthier schools

12 January 2021

The use of prefabricated engineered timber construction methods, including digital design and off-site manufacturing , at scale to build much-needed new schools in the UK will improve construction productivity, performance and be more cost effective than conventional methods. Engineered timber b uildings can be efficient...

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Read more at: Resources: Top-Level Ontologies and Industry Data Models

Resources: Top-Level Ontologies and Industry Data Models

These two survey papers; ‘ A survey of Top-Level Ontologies ’ and ‘ A Survey of Industry Data Models and Reference Data Libraries ’, form the foundation for the work described in ‘ The Pathway towards and Information Management Framework ’ (IMF). The survey papers identify the requirements and...

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Read more at: Research Profile - West Cambridge Digital Twin Facility

Research Profile - West Cambridge Digital Twin Facility

14 December 2020

The d evelop ment of a digital twin of the University of Cambridge West Cambridge campus provide s a demonstrator facility to address the challenges associated with the production of a National Digital Twin (NDT), an ecosystem of connected digital twins, securely sharing infrastructure and built environment data to support...

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Read more at: Blog: Four Futures, One Choice

Blog: Four Futures, One Choice

11 December 2020

While many worried that automation would lead to unprecedented levels of unemployment, the b uilt e nvironment in 2040 is powered both by a growing skilled workforce and supported by automation. More people than ever are now in employment, a change that happened rapidly in response to the Green New Deal and other post-...

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Read more at: Publication: Four Futures One Choice

Publication: Four Futures One Choice

11 December 2020

fourfutures_onechoice_2020._png.png Four Futures, One Choice uses a futures thinking methodology to explore four scenarios for the digital built environment in the year 2040, hinging on the age demographics in the UK and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. It demonstrates that a complex web of factors...

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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: Press Release: Design Council hosts workshops to address digital skills gap in built environment sector

Press Release: Design Council hosts workshops to address digital skills gap in built environment sector

20 November 2020

A series of workshops identifying the digital capabilities needed by recent graduates in built environment professions is to be hosted by Design Council, on behalf of the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) – a member of the Construction Innovation Hub. Kicking off this December, the workshops will form the first phase...

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