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Research Profile - Application of satellite technology in infrastructure monitoring

11 February 2021

Using radar monitoring is well established for investigating large earth movements and monitoring of city scale deformation, but there is limited understanding about the use of radar to monitor single infrastructure assets – which is becoming more applicable with improvements to the achievable resolution. This project...

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Read more at: Research Profile - Staffordshire Bridges – long-term performance monitoring using fibre optic sensors

Research Profile - Staffordshire Bridges – long-term performance monitoring using fibre optic sensors

25 January 2021

A major rail upgrade programme to remove a bottleneck on the West Coast Main Line saw collaboration between Atkins, Laing O’Rourke, Volker Rail and Network Rail. The Stafford Area Improvement Programme included construction of a number of new bridges designed by Atkins using Building Information Modelling (BIM) from the...

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Digital Construction on a Shoestring Workshop - How to use digital technologies to improve productivity in construction

Tuesday, 2 February, 2021 - 10:30 to Wednesday, 3 February, 2021 - 12:15

Hear from experts in application of digital technologies from the University of Cambridge (UoC) that are helping SMEs in the construction sector overcome digital transformation challenges. Using practical examples that are backed in research you will gain knowledge and inspiration for how your business could implement...

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Read more at: Research Profile - Precision Engineered Timber – Digital design and delivery of healthier schools

Research Profile - Precision Engineered Timber – Digital design and delivery of healthier schools

12 January 2021

The use of prefabricated engineered timber construction methods, including digital design and off-site manufacturing , at scale to build much-needed new schools in the UK will improve construction productivity, performance and be more cost effective than conventional methods. Engineered timber b uildings can be efficient...

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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 - Opportunity, Collaboration, Community: Join us for the Global BIM Summit 2021

Blog - Opportunity, Collaboration, Community: Join us for the Global BIM Summit 2021

25 November 2020

Adam Matthews , Head of International, CDBB Building information modelling (BIM) is at the heart of the digitalization of the global construction sector – a trend which will have far reaching implications for the sector, for governments and society. BIM is a standards-based methodology for the construction process...

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Read more at: Press Release: Design Council hosts workshops to address digital skills gap in built environment sector

Press Release: Design Council hosts workshops to address digital skills gap in built environment sector

20 November 2020

A series of workshops identifying the digital capabilities needed by recent graduates in built environment professions is to be hosted by Design Council, on behalf of the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) – a member of the Construction Innovation Hub. Kicking off this December, the workshops will form the first phase...

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Read more at: Press Release: Construction in 2040: charting a course towards a digital, sustainable future

Press Release: Construction in 2040: charting a course towards a digital, sustainable future

5 November 2020

A new publication explores the actions that will need to be taken by the construction sector over the next 20 years if we are to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), deliver on carbon reduction targets and save ecosystems from collapse. Four Futures, One Choice which has been developed by the Centre for...

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Read more at: The Forge: Quantifying the value of P-DfMA and digital delivery

The Forge: Quantifying the value of P-DfMA and digital delivery

4 November 2020

The Centre for Digital Built Britain, as part of the Construction Innovation Hub , is supporting a ground-breaking commercial development. Thayla Zomer, a research student embedded in the project team, reports on her work assessing the benefits to industry of applying Modern Methods of Construction and a digital delivery...

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Key benefits of BIM

benefits_885.jpg Why should the construction and infrastructure sectors adopt BIM? CDBB, BSI and the UK BIM Alliance work together as the UK BIM Framework to demonstrate why and how to adopt secure, resilient information management for the built environment. This is supported by the UK government...

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