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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: Digital Twin Journeys: Teaching a Computer to See
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Digital Twin Journeys: Teaching a Computer to See

25 March 2022

To asset owners and managers, understanding how people move through and use the built environment is a high priority, enabling better, more user-focused decisions. However, many of the methods for getting these insights can feel invasive to users of the built environment. The latest output from Digital Twin Journeys looks...


Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: Digital Twins ...from SPACE!
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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: 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: smart infrastructure for safety and reliability across the rail network

Digital Twin Journeys: smart infrastructure for safety and reliability across the rail network

22 November 2021

When we travel by train, we expect that we will arrive at our destination safely and on time. Safety and performance of their service network is therefore a key priority for Network Rail. Our latest video in the Digital Twin Journeys series tells the story of how researchers have inherited two intensively instrumented...


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: Locating OSM: Offsite construction is firmly on the agenda, but where exactly is offsite?
Map of the 350 UK businesses specialising in different types of OSM

Locating OSM: Offsite construction is firmly on the agenda, but where exactly is offsite?

16 February 2021

In this blog from Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR), Hannah Holmes and Gemma Burgess, explain how they mapped the locations of over 350 UK businesses specialising in different types of OSM, including modular buildings, pods, panels, and steel and timber frames. They explore these geographies and...


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...


Read more at: Blog: Procurement Strategies for Incentivising Collaborative Delivery to Optimise Whole-life Outcomes

Blog: Procurement Strategies for Incentivising Collaborative Delivery to Optimise Whole-life Outcomes

12 October 2020

Professor David Mosey, Professor Cam Middleton, Darya Bahram, Dr Roxana Vornicu, Dr Paolo Giana Despite the constraints imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been significant progress in the CDBB research programme examining how collaborative procurement models, integrated contracts and BIM can incentivise efficient...


Read more at: UIL: Making the digitally enabled services and supply chain work

UIL: Making the digitally enabled services and supply chain work

This workpackage explores the capabilities needed: by government, by those involved in the specification, design and delivery of built assets and across a portfolio of services, through-life, for businesses and citizens, and the capabilities needed by government, business and citizens to best...