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Map of the 350 UK businesses specialising in different types of OSM

Locating OSM: Offsite construction is firmly on the agenda, but where exactly is offsite?

16 February 2021

In this blog from Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR), Hannah Holmes and Gemma Burgess, explain how they mapped the locations of over 350 UK businesses specialising in different types of OSM, including modular buildings, pods, panels, and steel and timber frames. They explore these geographies and...

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Read more at: Blog: Construction with Digital Twin Information Systems

Blog: Construction with Digital Twin Information Systems

21 December 2020

In order to realise the potential of digital twin information management within construction and learn how to apply it correctly, we must recognise there is a need for a holistic approach to construction management. Professor Rafael Sacks was until September 2020 a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Digital Built Britain...

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Read more at: Blog: Putting digital at the heart of the built environment - by David Philp

Blog: Putting digital at the heart of the built environment - by David Philp

24 September 2020

The industry has a prime opportunity to set a new course and increase the pace towards digitalisation. The Construction Innovation Hub’s digital impact director David Philp explains Whether we are working with industry or academic partners our aim is to maintain an open dialogue, share insight and knowledge of real-world...

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Read more at: Press Release: Construction sector recovery needs a transformed delivery approach to assure safety and quality

Press Release: Construction sector recovery needs a transformed delivery approach to assure safety and quality

18 May 2020

Developing advanced, digitally enabled, manufacturing processes and products that can be used in new schools, hospitals and homes forms a core part of the Construction Innovation Hub’s £72 million Government-backed transformative programme. The Hub is now inviting clients and businesses to input into the first of a series...

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Read more at: Blog: Doubling Down on Impact: An Introduction to the Hub's Value Theme

Blog: Doubling Down on Impact: An Introduction to the Hub's Value Theme

23 April 2020

Ron Lang, Impact Director for Value at the Construction Innovation Hub , introduces the Hub's Value Theme. As we start a new financial year, I find myself reflecting on just how far we’ve come at the Construction Innovation Hub. The programme has brought together three vastly different organisations, and in the process...

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Read more at: The Construction Innovation Hub

The Construction Innovation Hub

In November 2018 Government announcement a £72m award from UKRI to the Construction Innovation Hub , a four-year programme of work to transform the construction sector as part of the Industrial Strategy. The Construction Innovation Hub brings together world-class expertise from the Manufacturing...

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Read more at: Blog: Trudi Sully on the drive to deliver innovation

Blog: Trudi Sully on the drive to deliver innovation

25 February 2020

UK Research & Innovation’s Transforming Construction Challenge partners are joining forces at Futurebuild 2020. Ahead of the event, Trudi Sully, Impact Director for Manufacturing at the Construction Innovation Hub, considers the drive to deliver innovation to transform construction and presents her pick of the...

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Read more at: Blog: Digital Construction on a Shoestring - Duncan McFarlane

Blog: Digital Construction on a Shoestring - Duncan McFarlane

4 February 2020

Ahead of the Construction Innovation Hub’s inaugural Digital Construction on a Shoestring workshop, Duncan McFarlane, Professor of Industrial Information Engineering at the University of Cambridge and head of the Distributed Information & Automation Laboratory at the Institute for Manufacturing considers the benefits...

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Read more at: Digital Construction on a Shoestring

Digital Construction on a Shoestring

Wednesday, 26 February, 2020 - 10:00 to 14:00

READ - Blog by Professor McFarlane on the this event. One-day workshop: Low-cost automation for SME's Digital Construction on a Shoestring is an approach to increasing the digital capabilities of companies in the construction sector by deploying low-cost solutions one at a time. Featuring interactive discussion and...

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Read more at: Blog: Alexandra Bolton on the National Digital Twin Programme

Blog: Alexandra Bolton on the National Digital Twin Programme

6 December 2019

A year on from the publication of the Gemini Principles, Alexandra Bolton, Executive Director of CDBB, one of the partners in the Transforming Construction’s Construction Innovation Hub, reflects on the progress of the National Digital Twin Programme. Today, 6th December, marks exactly one year since the publication of the...

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