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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...

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Read more at: Publication: Towards carbon free construction: Cultivating and manufacturing our homes

Publication: Towards carbon free construction: Cultivating and manufacturing our homes

14 January 2021

Carbon free.png The UK is legally committed to being zero-carbon and zero-waste by 2050. Engineered timber is the only large-scale construction material that can be grown. To fulfil our commitment to the environment, engineering, architecture and construction with timber can work together to achieve towards our carbon free...

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Read more at: Research Profile - Precision Engineered Timber – Digital design and delivery of healthier schools

Research Profile - Precision Engineered Timber – Digital design and delivery of healthier schools

12 January 2021

The use of prefabricated engineered timber construction methods, including digital design and off-site manufacturing , at scale to build much-needed new schools in the UK will improve construction productivity, performance and be more cost effective than conventional methods. Engineered timber b uildings can be efficient...

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Read more at: Publication: Four Futures One Choice

Publication: Four Futures One Choice

11 December 2020

fourfutures_onechoice_2020._png.png Four Futures, One Choice uses a futures thinking methodology to explore four scenarios for the digital built environment in the year 2040, hinging on the age demographics in the UK and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. It demonstrates that a complex web of factors...

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Read more at: Book: Four Futures - One Choice

Book: Four Futures - One Choice

4 November 2020

screenshot_2020-12-11_at_11.11.09.png Four Futures, One Choice provokes us with a future lens enabling us to view, with clarity and detail, four scenarios of what Britain could look like in 2040, depending upon the decisions that are made now, in these unprecedented times of opportunity. It presents us with four compelling...

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Read more at: The Forge: Quantifying the value of P-DfMA and digital delivery

The Forge: Quantifying the value of P-DfMA and digital delivery

4 November 2020

The Centre for Digital Built Britain, as part of the Construction Innovation Hub , is supporting a ground-breaking commercial development. Thayla Zomer, a research student embedded in the project team, reports on her work assessing the benefits to industry of applying Modern Methods of Construction and a digital delivery...

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Zakaria Dakhli

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Dr Kwadwo Oti-Sarpong

Research background

My research focuses on technology adoption in construction organizations and project settings. For my PhD at the University of Hong Kong, I examined the sociotechnical interactions in a project-based ‘technology transfer’ attempt. Post-PhD, I investigated how SME contractors were responding to the Hong Kong government’s BIM mandate for public projects.

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Dr Hannah Holmes

Research background

I completed my PhD on territorial stigma in the regeneration of Middlehaven Middlesbrough within the Department of Geography at Durham University. My research interests include urban marginality, territorial stigma, gentrification, and governance.

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Read more at: Precision Engineered Timber - Digital design and delivery of healthier schools

Precision Engineered Timber - Digital design and delivery of healthier schools

Our research programme aims to unlock the potential of timber for use in off-site manufactured large-scale school buildings. With the overall goal of transforming timber construction through digital design and manufacturing, this project will : develop timber building procurement models that...

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