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Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: the end of the road, or just the beginning?

Digital Twin Journeys: the end of the road, or just the beginning?

29 March 2022

The Digital Twin Journeys workstream has taken world leading research and turned it into accessible and useful information to enable those who are just starting out on their digital twin journeys to get ahead. We have learnt about more than just innovative technologies and dtj_final_thumbnail.jpg their implementation, we...


Read more at: Saving The World In A Day

Saving The World In A Day

24 March 2022

“We’re either a massive brake or accelerator on climate resilience depending on our actions.” The UK’s built environment, of which the construction sector is a significant component, contributes approximately 40% of our nation’s carbon emissions – with the construction sector alone contributing to 11% of the global...


Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: Digital Twins ...from SPACE!
Sakthy with a corner reflector for making assets more reflective to satellites

Digital Twin Journeys: Digital Twins ...from SPACE!

22 March 2022

We all want the built environment to be safe and to last. However, minor movements over time from forces such as subsidence can impact how well our assets perform. It can also make connecting and modifying assets harder if they have shifted from the position in which they were built. If the assets are remote or hard to...


Read more at: The Global BIM Network’s General Assembly: lessons learned & next steps

The Global BIM Network’s General Assembly: lessons learned & next steps

7 February 2022

The Global BIM Network’s inaugural General Assembly (GA) was held online on 2 December 2021. Adam Matthews, Head of International, Centre for Digital Built Britain, welcomed more than 300 public sector and multilateral representatives from 71 countries who joined to hear how the digital construction sector is benefitting...


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: Understanding the information need, a bridge to better information management
Photos of sensors installed on bridge from Staffordshire Bridges project

Digital Twin Journeys: Understanding the information need, a bridge to better information management

15 November 2021

Digital twins enable asset owners to use better information at the right time to make better decisions. Exploring the early stages of a digital twin journey – understanding the information need – are Staffordshire Bridges researcher Dr Farhad Huseynov and Head of Information Management Henry Fenby-Taylor. Network Rail...


Read more at: The National Digital Twin programme produces a film and interactive app for COP26 showcasing the role of connected digital twins in tackling the climate emergency
Still from Tomorrow Today of Clara, the digital twin engineer

The National Digital Twin programme produces a film and interactive app for COP26 showcasing the role of connected digital twins in tackling the climate emergency

4 November 2021

Collaboration through connected digital twins is key to tackling climate change The National Digital Twin programme (NDTp) and partners on the Climate Resilience Demonstrator (CReDo) are pleased to announce two exciting, public-facing outputs for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). The poignant short film, Tomorrow...


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: 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: Digital Construction on a Shoestring

Digital Construction on a Shoestring

Digital Construction on a Shoestring aims to break down barriers to the practical deployment of digital solutions within construction to include: supply chain – (manufacturers, architects, building contractors) organisations which are often SMEs off-site – the Shoestring team has experience working...