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Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: the end of the road, or just the beginning?

Digital Twin Journeys: the end of the road, or just the beginning?

29 March 2022

The Digital Twin Journeys workstream has taken world leading research and turned it into accessible and useful information to enable those who are just starting out on their digital twin journeys to get ahead. We have learnt about more than just innovative technologies and dtj_final_thumbnail.jpg their implementation, we...


Read more at: Driving the digital transformation of the construction sector
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Driving the digital transformation of the construction sector

23 March 2022

Launched today (23 March) our Information Management Roadmap is designed to set out on one page how we are driving the digital transformation of the construction sector and contributing to the achievement of the Transforming Construction Challenge outcomes. With links to a selection of the key tools, reports produced and...


Read more at: Digital Twin Journeys: Playing the digital twin ethics game
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Digital Twin Journeys: Playing the digital twin ethics game

8 March 2022

Motion sensors, CO₂ sensors and the like are considered to be benign forms of monitoring, since they don’t capture images or personal data about us as we move through the buildings we visit. Or at least, that’s what we want to believe. Guest blogger Professor Matthew Chalmers (University of Glasgow) helped develop a mobile...


Read more at: The Global BIM Network’s General Assembly: lessons learned & next steps

The Global BIM Network’s General Assembly: lessons learned & next steps

7 February 2022

The Global BIM Network’s inaugural General Assembly (GA) was held online on 2 December 2021. Adam Matthews, Head of International, Centre for Digital Built Britain, welcomed more than 300 public sector and multilateral representatives from 71 countries who joined to hear how the digital construction sector is benefitting...


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: 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: 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
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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: 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: Line of Sight Methodology offers ‘golden thread’ to connect organisations with their assets

Line of Sight Methodology offers ‘golden thread’ to connect organisations with their assets

30 July 2021

The ‘Line of Sight: an Asset Management Methodology to Support Organisational Objectives ’ paper has been published today, 30 July 2021, by the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) and can be read here . This 10-page, accessible overview of the methodology is aimed at all stakeholders, both technical and...