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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: Digital Twins for Asset Managers
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Digital Twin Journeys: Digital Twins for Asset Managers

20 December 2021

nwkcover.png Our latest output from the Digital Twin Journeys series is a webcomic by David Sheppard. 'Now We Know' tells the story of a fictional building manager, Hank, who isn't sure how a building digital twin can help him in his work when the existing building management system tells him what he thinks he needs to...


Read more at: Exploring the benefits of engineered timber for building schools

Exploring the benefits of engineered timber for building schools

15 December 2021

Published in MDPI Sustainability a new open access paper from Antiopi Koronaki, Aurimas Bukauskas, Aftab Jalia, Darshil U. Shah and Michael H. Ramage from the Centre for Natural Material Innovation at the University of Cambridge , ‘ Prefabricated Engineered Timber Schools in the United Kingdom Challenges and Opportunities...


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: Digital Twin Journeys: how digital twins can combine diverse data types to provide better insights to asset managers
Infographic showing the IfM digital twin as a cyclical process that draws data from multiple sources and processes it to provide the right information at the right time to the asset manager

Digital Twin Journeys: how digital twins can combine diverse data types to provide better insights to asset managers

19 November 2021

A new infographic , enabled by the Construction Innovation Hub, is published today to bring to life a prototype digital twin of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) on the West Cambridge campus. Xiang Xie and Henry Fenby-Taylor discuss the infographic and lessons learned from the project. The research team for the West...


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: 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: 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: New Knowledge Base Navigator Tool provides visual map of our research

New Knowledge Base Navigator Tool provides visual map of our research

28 September 2021

The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), enabled by the Construction Innovation Hub, has developed a tool to help navigate the broad, diverse knowledge base it has created over the last three and a half years. The Knowledge Base Navigator allows people from industry, academia and the general public to browse and filter...


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...