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As the Centre for Digital Built Britain completes its mission to advance the digital transformation of the built environment. We have been developing materials to celebrate the foundational work that has been done over the last five years, highlighting our learnings, and hearing from the people...


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Digital Twin Journeys: Playing the digital twin ethics game

8 March 2022

Motion sensors, CO₂ sensors and the like are considered to be benign forms of monitoring, since they don’t capture images or personal data about us as we move through the buildings we visit. Or at least, that’s what we want to believe. Guest blogger Professor Matthew Chalmers (University of Glasgow) helped develop a mobile...


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: 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: Publication: Industry Guidance: Successful adoption and use of BIM and OSM

Publication: Industry Guidance: Successful adoption and use of BIM and OSM

21 October 2021

screenshot_2021-10-21_at_09.33.52.png Abstract This guidance document describes six key factors that will help construction firms to transform their project delivery through the adoption and use of BIM and OSM. Our research has shown that construction firms that have successfully adopted and are using BIM and OSM share six...


Read more at: Blog: Making sense of sensors – mixed fidelity building thermal dynamics modelling using IOT

Blog: Making sense of sensors – mixed fidelity building thermal dynamics modelling using IOT

21 July 2021

Exploring the possibilities and challenges of predicting a building’s thermal performance, CDBB researcher Dr Xiang Xie , reports on a collaborative project that is developing a new approach. The buildings and construction sector is a major consumer of energy accounting for more than one-third of the final energy use...


Read more at: Smart Hospital of the Future: Digital technologies, service innovation, and hospital design

Smart Hospital of the Future: Digital technologies, service innovation, and hospital design

The project consists of multiple components. The first component focuses on how new technology, in particular, telemedicine and AI which is transforming how Moorfields’ services are being provided to visually-impaired patients at the organisational frontline. In particular, the researchers are...


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: Resource: National Digital Twin: Integration Architecture Pattern and Principles

Resource: National Digital Twin: Integration Architecture Pattern and Principles

architecture.png The Architecture Principles This document builds on the National Digital Twin (NDT) Programme’s The Pathway Towards an Information Management Framework: A Commons for a Digital Built Britain . Enabled by the Construction Innovation Hub, it specifies a set of principles and a...


Read more at: Publication: National Digital Twin: Integration Architecture Pattern and Principles

Publication: National Digital Twin: Integration Architecture Pattern and Principles

20 April 2021

architecture.png The Architecture Principles This document builds on the National Digital Twin (NDT) Programme’s The Pathway Towards an Information Management Framework: A Commons for a Digital Built Britain . Enabled by the Construction Innovation Hub, it specifies a set of principles and a redeployable architectural...