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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: Digitising Scotland's Healthcare Estate

Digitising Scotland's Healthcare Estate

13 December 2021

The Construction Innovation Hub (the Hub) is working with NHS Scotland to accelerate the digitisation of Scotland’s healthcare estate. As one of the largest estates in the UK, with thousands of assets and properties, NHS Scotland is transforming the way it manages data across the 14 territorial Health Boards and eight...


Read more at: Launch of BIM Toolkit at UK Digital Construction Week to support adoption and implementation of the BIM methodology

Launch of BIM Toolkit at UK Digital Construction Week to support adoption and implementation of the BIM methodology

23 November 2021

PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, 24 November 2021 - during Digital Construction Week - CDBB International launches a new BIM Toolkit to support the adoption and implementation of BIM across the globe. The international BIM Toolkit has been created following collaborative work led by CDBB International, supporting the UK...


Read more at: The National Digital Twin programme produces a film and interactive app for COP26 showcasing the role of connected digital twins in tackling the climate emergency
Still from Tomorrow Today of Clara, the digital twin engineer

The National Digital Twin programme produces a film and interactive app for COP26 showcasing the role of connected digital twins in tackling the climate emergency

4 November 2021

Collaboration through connected digital twins is key to tackling climate change The National Digital Twin programme (NDTp) and partners on the Climate Resilience Demonstrator (CReDo) are pleased to announce two exciting, public-facing outputs for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). The poignant short film, Tomorrow...


Read more at: A framework for the future

A framework for the future

3 November 2021

Embracing digital ways of working will transform how the built environment sector works, giving it the tools to tackle the challenges of tomorrow, including the climate crisis, a new framework developed by the Construction Innovation Hub has found. Published today (Wednesday 3 November) to coincide with the UN Climate...


Read more at: New Energy and Carbon Reporting Framework

New Energy and Carbon Reporting Framework

28 September 2021

Assessing the performance of a building or other asset during the procurement, design and construction phase remains a significant challenge for the industry and its operational energy use and emissions can come as a shock. New guidance published today from the Construction Innovation Hub (the Hub) responds to this...


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: 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: 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 - 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...