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Read more at: Exploring the BIM training landscape

Exploring the BIM training landscape

29 March 2021

Information management using building information modelling (BIM) is important in both the delivery and operation of our buildings and infrastructure . There is a need for this to be supported by effective training which is accessible to individuals and companies seeking to improve their information management capabilities...


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...


Read more at: Dr Sabina Maslova

Dr Sabina Maslova

Research background

A human geographer by background, Dr Sabina Maslova's research interests include migrant housing, professional migration, housing decision-making, expatriates, residential mobility, and transnational work.


Read more at: UIL: Making the digitally enabled services and supply chain work

UIL: Making the digitally enabled services and supply chain work

This workpackage explores the capabilities needed: by government, by those involved in the specification, design and delivery of built assets and across a portfolio of services, through-life, for businesses and citizens, and the capabilities needed by government, business and citizens to best...


Read more at: UIL: integration and optimisation of services embedded in the built environment

UIL: integration and optimisation of services embedded in the built environment

This report explores the capabilities required to specify, procure, design, deliver and manage services based on, and embedded in, the built environment in order to optimise effectiveness, efficiency and productivity for their stakeholders, whilst making best use of data and information through-...


Read more at: CAR: creation and through-life management of built assets and infrastructure

CAR: creation and through-life management of built assets and infrastructure

The past 20 years have witnessed a transformation in digital technologies that touches every part of life in Great Britain. We now take completely for granted the ability to take digital photographs, access precise locations using satellite technologies, and access a world of information from the...


Read more at: Procurement strategies for incentivising collaborative delivery to optimise whole-life outcomes

Procurement strategies for incentivising collaborative delivery to optimise whole-life outcomes

The digital disruption of traditional norms fuels arguments that digital technology gives rise to completely new collaborative models and has significant impact on construction procurement systems. BIM and other digital technologies shine a harsh light on disjointed procurement practices and...


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...


Read more at: Analysing the social context to transforming construction through digital innovation

Analysing the social context to transforming construction through digital innovation

The construction and housing industries lag behind most other fields in taking advantage of new technologies. Transforming construction is a social, cultural, economic and political challenge and not just a technical problem. Transforming construction through academic research, therefore, requires...


Read more at: Becoming Digital: Enacting Digital Transformation in Construction Projects

Becoming Digital: Enacting Digital Transformation in Construction Projects

28 January 2020

Becoming Digital: Enacting Digital Transformation in Construction Projects cdbb_wp_040_thayla_zomer_imagex300.jpg Our January Monthly paper is a working paper by Thalya Zomer, Andy Neely, Ajith Parlikad and Veronica Martinez. The paper investigates the implementation of building information modelling (BIM) in construction...