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Read more at: Digital Twins Journeys: a new infographic on ecosystems of services enabled by connected digital twins

Digital Twins Journeys: a new infographic on ecosystems of services enabled by connected digital twins

17 January 2022

By 2050, an estimated 4.1 million people will be affected by sight loss in the UK, making up a portion of the 14.1 smarthospital_panels_v4-page-001.jpg million disabled people in the UK. How might digital twins create opportunities for better accessibility and navigability of the built environment for blind and partially...


Read more at: Launch of BIM Toolkit at UK Digital Construction Week to support adoption and implementation of the BIM methodology

Launch of BIM Toolkit at UK Digital Construction Week to support adoption and implementation of the BIM methodology

23 November 2021

PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, 24 November 2021 - during Digital Construction Week - CDBB International launches a new BIM Toolkit to support the adoption and implementation of BIM across the globe. The international BIM Toolkit has been created following collaborative work led by CDBB International, supporting the UK...


Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: how digital twins can combine diverse data types to provide better insights to asset managers
Infographic showing the IfM digital twin as a cyclical process that draws data from multiple sources and processes it to provide the right information at the right time to the asset manager

Digital Twin Journeys: how digital twins can combine diverse data types to provide better insights to asset managers

19 November 2021

A new infographic , enabled by the Construction Innovation Hub, is published today to bring to life a prototype digital twin of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) on the West Cambridge campus. Xiang Xie and Henry Fenby-Taylor discuss the infographic and lessons learned from the project. The research team for the West...


Read more at: A framework for the future

A framework for the future

3 November 2021

Embracing digital ways of working will transform how the built environment sector works, giving it the tools to tackle the challenges of tomorrow, including the climate crisis, a new framework developed by the Construction Innovation Hub has found. Published today (Wednesday 3 November) to coincide with the UN Climate...


Read more at: Global BIM Network: join our green construction initiative

Global BIM Network: join our green construction initiative

3 November 2021

The COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (31 October to 12 November 2021) is sending a strong message to all countries to put the targets set at the COP21 2015 summit into action in order to achieve Net-zero goals and stop climate change. Its website highlights the economic benefits for the UK: "Leading the world...


Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: the journey to the Smart Hospital of the Future

Digital Twin Journeys: the journey to the Smart Hospital of the Future

27 October 2021

Digital twins can help organisations achieve various goals. In some cases, the end goal is for buildings and infrastructure to last longer, use less energy, and be safer. In others, it is enhancing the lives of people who interact with the built environment and its services. As highlighted by the Gemini Principles , these...


Read more at: Interviews with UK infrastructure executives reveals definitions, current practices, challenges and strategies of digital twins in infrastructure

Interviews with UK infrastructure executives reveals definitions, current practices, challenges and strategies of digital twins in infrastructure

8 October 2021

Published in the International Journal of Construction Management and titled, ‘Digital twins in infrastructure: definitions, current practices, challenges and strategies’ a new paper features interviews with top UK infrastructure executives to provide a valuable overview of current digital twin practices in the sector by...


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 (...