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Centre for Digital Built Britain completed its five-year mission and closed its doors at the end of September 2022

This website remains as a legacy of the achievements of our five-year foundational journey towards a digital built Britain
 
Read more at: Case Study: Gemini Principles - Colouring London

Case Study: Gemini Principles - Colouring London

15 January 2021

Colouring London is described by the ODI as an example of a 'successful collaborative data maintenance model ’ along with Wikipedia, Open Streetmap, Music Brainz, and O pen F ood F acts' . The problem: The building stock is the largest capital asset of a city and its most important socio-economic resource. It is also where...


Read more at: Research Profile - West Cambridge Digital Twin Facility

Research Profile - West Cambridge Digital Twin Facility

14 December 2020

The d evelop ment of a digital twin of the University of Cambridge West Cambridge campus provide s a demonstrator facility to address the challenges associated with the production of a National Digital Twin (NDT), an ecosystem of connected digital twins, securely sharing infrastructure and built environment data to support...


Read more at: Background to the Gemini Principles

Background to the Gemini Principles

Greater data sharing could release an additional £7 billion per year of benefits across the UK infrastructure sectors [1] , equivalent to 25% of total infrastructure spend. [2] The Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG) launches the Gemini Principles , bringing together key voices from government...


Read more at: Network for Ontologies (FOuNTAIN)

Network for Ontologies (FOuNTAIN)

This research network aims to take a user-centric approach to interacting with information, from search and retrieval to browsing and exploration, and to consider the following three dimensions: (1) the lifecycle of information, from its creation, delivery, capture, preservation, management...


Read more at: Designing Safe Complex Environments

Designing Safe Complex Environments

Using the principles of universal design, this project aims to create a VR environment that reduces usability issues such as balance in order to test virtual built environment designs with users who have a balance or sensory impairment.


Read more at: The local governance of digital technology – implications for the cityscale digital twin

The local governance of digital technology – implications for the cityscale digital twin

What part does city and regional governance play in how a city-level digital twin develops? It is necessary to understand the ways in which governance for digital twins is bound by context and the ways in which it is generalisable in order to successfully transfer knowledge and best practices among...


Read more at: Ancillary Sensing for Building Information Modelling: Current Practice and Future Research

Ancillary Sensing for Building Information Modelling: Current Practice and Future Research

The goal of this project is to develop two separate current frameworks for practice, policy and future research under the umbrella theme of ancillary (additional) sensing for BIM. Ancillary sensing in the context of BIM concerns drawing new sources of useful information into common data...


Read more at: West Cambridge Digital Twin Research Facility

West Cambridge Digital Twin Research Facility

The UK is developing a National Digital Twin – an ecosystem of connected digital twins, securely sharing infrastructure information to support better outcomes for us all. The Centre for Digital Built Britain leads the National Digital Twin Programme on behalf of Government. It has developed the...


Read more at: Blog: The Future is a Digital Twin

Blog: The Future is a Digital Twin

21 May 2020

The Future is a Digital Twin – just like now (but better and with a twin) – In this blog we hear from Sarah Rock who is a Principal Associate in the Construction and Engineering team at international law firm Gowling WLG. Sarah recently joined the CDBB’s Digital Framework Task Group, as a representative of the wider legal...


Read more at: New Video explains the National Digital Twin and the Gemini Principles

New Video explains the National Digital Twin and the Gemini Principles

18 December 2019

Launched by HM Treasury in July 2018, the CDBB’s National Digital Twin Programme was set up to deliver key recommendations of the National Infrastructure Commission 2017 “ Data for the Public Good Report ”: to steer the successful development and adoption of the Information Management Framework for the built environment...