skip to content

Centre for Digital Built Britain

 

Dr Dan Summerbell

Research background

Dan Summerbell's background is in manufacturing operations. He has worked in a range of industries, across the UK, France, the US and Canada. He joined the Centre for Industrial Sustainability in 2017 to work on carbon efficeincy in cement manufacturing processes. In July 2020 he joined DIAL to work on the ACORN project, moving down the cement supply chain to look at the whole life carbon impact of construction.

Read more

Read more at: Digital Energy Estimation Tool (DEET)

Digital Energy Estimation Tool (DEET)

How can buildings’ energy use and embodied energy both be optimized at the design stage? This project aims to enable the generation of real-time data from operational energy use and from energy embedded in building components. It will do this through 3-D computing paradigm at an early building...

Read more

Read more at: Integrated Management of Margins through Evaluation, Design, Analysis, Tracking and Negotiation

Integrated Management of Margins through Evaluation, Design, Analysis, Tracking and Negotiation

Over-engineering of systems is an often-hidden source of inefficiency in systems, which can add significantly to their building and running costs, and reduce the sustainability of systems. One cause of over-engineering is a cumulative effect of different stakeholders adding margins to the...

Read more

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...

Read more

Read more at: Energy Planning for Resilient Decarbonization

Energy Planning for Resilient Decarbonization

This project develops probabilistic master-planning tools to support effective implementation of energy policies in UK cities. It integrates high-dimensional data that spans environmental features, physical form & land-use, socio-demographics, and economics to analyse cities spatially. Outputs...

Read more

Read more at: Co-Creating a City-Scale Digital Strategy and Framework: A Systems and Co-production Approach

Co-Creating a City-Scale Digital Strategy and Framework: A Systems and Co-production Approach

Digital technologies have the potential to unlock major social and economic change for the World’s rapidly growing urban populations, creating value through more liveable, healthy and environmentally sustainable cities. However, this can only happen if city leaders are empowered to make intelligent...

Read more

Read more at: Launch of Flourishing Systems paper calls for urgent change to re-envision infrastructure

Launch of Flourishing Systems paper calls for urgent change to re-envision infrastructure

14 May 2020

On May 12th, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) webinar launch of Flourishing Systems invited more than 100 industry representatives to heed the call to change the way we view and run our national infrastructure in the urgent context of socio-economic recovery from Covid-19 and challenges of climate change...

Read more

Read more at: Flourishing Systems - Re-envisioning infrastructure as a platform for human flourishing

Flourishing Systems - Re-envisioning infrastructure as a platform for human flourishing

12 May 2020

Academia, government and industry have come together to publish a new white paper, Flourishing Systems, calling for a fundamental change in how we view and run our nation’s infrastructure in the face of climate change and the socio-economic recovery from Covid-19. The central ideas in the paper are simple and radical: that...

Read more

Read more at: Blog: In the built environment, it isn’t easy being green – but data management can help

Blog: In the built environment, it isn’t easy being green – but data management can help

2 March 2020

To coincide with FutureBuild 2020 and conversations around the future of green construction Kirsten Lamb reflects on how data management can help in the pursuit of being green in the built environment. Kirsten explains how sustainability is one of the most compelling reasons to adopt information management practices and...

Read more

Dr Didem Gurdur Broo

Research Background

Read more