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Dr Dan Summerbell

Research background

Dan Summerbell's background is in manufacturing operations. He has worked in a range of industries, across the UK, France, the US and Canada. He joined the Centre for Industrial Sustainability in 2017 to work on carbon efficeincy in cement manufacturing processes. In July 2020 he joined DIAL to work on the ACORN project, moving down the cement supply chain to look at the whole life carbon impact of construction.

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Dr Farhad Huseynov

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Darya Bahram

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Darya Bahram is a chartered architect (RIBA), project manager (MAPM) and member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and has been working as  Research Associate at the Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution, Kings College London for well over 5 years, since the completion the Centre’s MSC in Construction Law & Dispute Resolution.

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Nicola Moretti

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Dr Aurimas Bukauskas

Research background

Aurimas recently completed his PhD at the University of Bath, developing new approaches for architects and structural engineers to design low embodied carbon structures using reclaimed structural elements and minimally processed timber. Prior to his PhD, Aurimas completed a Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Dr Kwadwo Oti-Sarpong

Research background

My research focuses on technology adoption in construction organizations and project settings. For my PhD at the University of Hong Kong, I examined the sociotechnical interactions in a project-based ‘technology transfer’ attempt. Post-PhD, I investigated how SME contractors were responding to the Hong Kong government’s BIM mandate for public projects.

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Dr Matthew Danish

Research background

Matthew Danish is a Research Associate within the Networks and Operating Systems group of the Systems Research Group in the Department of Computer Science and Technology. He is interested in systems verification, sensor networks, machine learning, infrastructure and the built environment.

CDBB projects involved with

West Cambridge Digital Twin

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

Integrated Management of Margins through Evaluation, Design, Analysis, Tracking and Negotiation

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

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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Read more at: Case Study: Platform approach to design for manufacture and assembly

Case Study: Platform approach to design for manufacture and assembly

This project set out to show the benefits of a manufacture-led approach to construction, showing how it would support the commitments made by the UK government to improving the construction sector. In particular, it looked at ways in which the construction sector could learn lessons from the...

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