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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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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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The Edge: a case study and template for BIM 2

This project developed a case study of The Edge in Amsterdam, billed as the world’s smartest building, for CDBB. This was not only for the sake of sharing this specific case, but also to use it as a template to build the “standard case study template.” When we consider other buildings, we can...

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Designing Safe Complex Environments

Using the principles of universal design, this project aims to create a VR environment that reduces usability issues such as balance in order to test virtual built environment designs with users who have a balance or sensory impairment.

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The local governance of digital technology – implications for the cityscale digital twin

What part does city and regional governance play in how a city-level digital twin develops? It is necessary to understand the ways in which governance for digital twins is bound by context and the ways in which it is generalisable in order to successfully transfer knowledge and best practices among...

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Read more at: Improving Lives through Building Information Modelling (BIM) - Deanery School

Improving Lives through Building Information Modelling (BIM) - Deanery School

1 May 2020

In September last year the Deanery Church of England Academy, Swindon, opened its doors to 1,600 excited children – the first cohort to enter a fantastic new school. deanery2.jpg Linda Culling, the school’s principal, describes the facilities as “amazing” -- there are cutting-edge science labs, a 440-seat theatre...

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Monthly Paper: On the Governance of City Digital Twins

28 July 2019

Our July Monthly Paper is a working paper by Dr Timea Nochta, Nicole Badstuber and Dr Noura Wahby looking at city digital twins. On the Governance of City Digital Twins – Insights from the Cambridge case study Dr Timea Nochta, Nicole Badstuber and Dr Noura Wahby Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, Department...

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Read more at: Research Landscape: Scoping Review

Research Landscape: Scoping Review

25 June 2019

The June monthly paper, by Kirsten Lamb, outlines the digital built Britain research landscape by means of a scoping review and gap analysis. This has informed the Capability Framework and Research Landscape work being conducted by CDBB on identifying the research capabilities needed to create a digital built Britain...

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

Featured BIM case study of the University of Cambridge Estate.

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Case Study: Platform approach to design for manufacture and assembly

Case Study: Platform approach to design for manufacture and assembly

12 April 2019

Bridging the gap between construction and manufacturing

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