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Read more at: Smart Standards

Smart Standards

A new proof-of-concept project, enabled by the Construction Innovation Hub, has investigated whether actionable tasks could be used to guide organisations in their implementation of the ISO 19650 series of standards . Information management compliant with ISO 19650 can provide a trustworthy digital...


Read more at: Integrating models of the built and natural environment

Integrating models of the built and natural environment

17 June 2021

Cross-discipline collaboration, cultural barriers and compelling questions. Better data can help us understand the complex interactions between the urban systems we create and the natural systems in which they operate. Such an understanding would underpin our ability to meet important environmental targets such as Net Zero...


Read more at: Resource: Skills and Competencies for the National Digital Twin

Resource: Skills and Competencies for the National Digital Twin

With a growing digital transformation movement, there are a wealth of new and exciting career and training opportunities for people, regardless of their technical ability, to make our built environment a fairer, more environmentally friendly, and more productive through the National Digital Twin (...


Read more at: Industry unites behind Vision for the Built Environment

Industry unites behind Vision for the Built Environment

21 April 2021

screenshot_2021-04-21_at_14.20.53.png A bold new Vision for the Built Environment is published today (Thursday 22 April). With contributions from over 75 industry leaders and endorsed by more than 35 cross industry bodies spanning the UK built environment sector, the Vision describes the future we want: a built environment...


Read more at: Research Profile - Application of satellite technology in infrastructure monitoring
Corner reflectors in the workshop, Krisztina for scale

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...


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...


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

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...


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...


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...


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...