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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...


Read more at: Opening up the possibilities of building with wood

Opening up the possibilities of building with wood

29 June 2021

A timber pavilion featured at the 2021 London Design Biennale explored how we can use nature based solutions to build back better and address the challenges of the built environment including the climate crisis. Unfolding – created by the Centre for Natural Material Innovation at the University of Cambridge, with partners...


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: Developing wood welding as a rapid timber joining technique

Developing wood welding as a rapid timber joining technique

17 May 2021

In a proof-of-concept collaboration between TWI Ltd and the University of Cambridge and enabled by the Construction Innovation Hub, researchers have developed a sustainable process to rapidly join timber elements using linear friction welding. Two years into the project they have been able to join pieces of wood in two to...


Read more at: Digital Construction on a Shoestring

Digital Construction on a Shoestring

Digital Construction on a Shoestring aims to break down barriers to the practical deployment of digital solutions within construction to include: supply chain – (manufacturers, architects, building contractors) organisations which are often SMEs off-site – the Shoestring team has experience working...


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

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

12 April 2021

Plans are afoot to relocate the century-old Moorfields Eye Hospital from its current home in London’s Old Street to a two-acre site at St Pancras Hospital, in the King’s Cross area. The move brings opportunity to use digital technologies (AI, analytics, digital twins) to innovate service provision to NHS patients and...


Read more at: Line of sight: an Asset Management Methodology to Support Organisational Objectives

Line of sight: an Asset Management Methodology to Support Organisational Objectives

Organisations responsible for infrastructure assets must understand the importance that asset information has to achieve their organisational objectives. Asset-related information must align with organisational requirements to support the efficient management of assets throughout their whole life...


Read more at: Research Profile - Facilitating the digitisation of off-site manufacturing

Research Profile - Facilitating the digitisation of off-site manufacturing

5 March 2021

Off-site manufacturing (OSM) was introduced decades ago as a means to improve productivity, consistency and quality in construction. OSM is defined as the manufacturing, planning, design, fabrication, and assembly of building elements off-site under controlled factory condition. As opposed to the project-based process, the...


Read more at: Research Profile - Procurement strategies for incentivising collaborative delivery to optimise whole-life outcomes

Research Profile - Procurement strategies for incentivising collaborative delivery to optimise whole-life outcomes

26 February 2021

BIM and other digital technologies shine a harsh light on disjointed procurement practices and support a more holistic approach to the full project lifecycle. This research project explores procurement strategies and contractual tools to optimise whole-life outcomes through engagement with high-performing collaborative...