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Centre for Digital Built Britain

 
Read more at: Facilitating the digitisation of off-site manufacturing

Facilitating the digitisation of off-site manufacturing

This project will gather evidence from successful, and unsuccessful, use cases, seeking to measure outcomes and benefits and the value of such innovation, to provide an evidence based case to the sector to support greater uptake of digital innovation, and to understand challenges and failures. The...

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Read more at: West Cambridge Digital Twin Research Facility

West Cambridge Digital Twin Research Facility

The UK is developing a National Digital Twin – an ecosystem of connected digital twins, securely sharing infrastructure information to support better outcomes for us all. The Centre for Digital Built Britain leads the National Digital Twin Programme on behalf of Government. It has developed the...

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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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Paul Fidler

Research background

Paul joined the Department of Engineering in 1995, initially to work on the development of a yield-line analysis program for concrete bridges. In recent years, Paul's research has been on using new sensing technologies such as wireless sensors or fibre-optic strain measurements for civil infrastucture assets.

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Dr Darshil Shah

Research background

Dr Darshil Shah is a senior researcher within the Centre for Natural Material Innovation, working to combine sustainability with performance and functionality in natural materials. He collaborates with scientists across disciplines on developing biomaterials, such as engineered wood, bamboo and natural fibre composites, as light-weight, sustainable and structural alternatives to conventional materials for diverse application sectors, including wind energy, construction, transport, health care, and consumer products.

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Antiopi Koronaki

Antiopi Koronaki is an architect engineer working in the Centre for Natural Material Innovation. Her research explores the potential of engineered timber in off-site manufactured school buildings in the UK. She holds a PhD from the University of Bath on the optimisation of large-scale structures for construction. 

CDBB projects involved with

Precision Engineered Timber - digital design and delivery of healthier schools

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Read more at: Publication: Final Report - The local governance of digital technology – Implications for the city-scale digital twin

Publication: Final Report - The local governance of digital technology – Implications for the city-scale digital twin

31 July 2019

screenshot_2020-06-24_at_14.27.58.png Project background 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...

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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: Publication: Final Report - Integrated Management of Margins through Evaluation, Design, Analysis, Tracking and Negotiation

Publication: Final Report - Integrated Management of Margins through Evaluation, Design, Analysis, Tracking and Negotiation

10 July 2019

immediate.png Project background 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: Publication: Final Report - The Edge: Showcasing an exemplary IoT building

Publication: Final Report - The Edge: Showcasing an exemplary IoT building

10 July 2019

screenshot_2020-07-06_at_14.06.09.png Project background 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...

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