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In November 2018 Government announcement a £72m award from UKRI to the Construction Innovation Hub, a four-year programme of work to transform the construction sector as part of the Industrial Strategy. The Construction Innovation Hub brings together world-class expertise from the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), BRE (Building Research Establishment) and the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) to transform the UK construction industry. Working around the four core themes of Value, Manufacturing, Assurance and Digital, we will change the way buildings and infrastructure are designed, manufactured, integrated and connected within our built environment.

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31 March 2022

A Construction Innovation Hub enabled project by the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Natural Material Innovation (CNMI) aims to showcase the benefits of modular school design and construction through a demonstrator project at a primary school in Cambridge. The design for a new school extention at the Fawcett Primary...


Read more at: Driving the digital transformation of the construction sector
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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: Thought leadership paper: Impacts and benefits to adopting TIP (2030), Value Toolkit and Construction Playbook for

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10 February 2022

Impacts and benefits of incorporating the TIP Roadmap (2030), Construction Playbook and Value Toolkit for Local Authorities Executive Summary The UK Government has developed or supported three key documents and productivity initiatives that are covered in this paper. The Transforming Infrastructure Performance Roadmap to...


Read more at: We’re hack-ling climate change with data

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9 February 2022

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Read more at: Digitising Scotland's Healthcare Estate

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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: Applying Government Soft Landings and delivering the golden thread of data in a local authority context

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Executive Summary Local Authorities are under increasing pressure to deliver carbon reductions and improve local services in the face of increasing pressures on budgets. Local authorities also need to consider new and pending legislation that will impact asset owners including the Building Safety Bill, Fire Safety Bill and...


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: Press Release: Inspiring the next generation of construction industry leaders

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27 May 2021

The Construction Innovation Hub and Class Of Your Own (COYO), supported by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), are today releasing a new film Where it All Begins as part of a call on the construction industry to support them in attracting the brightest and best upcoming talent. The film offers an exciting view...


Read more at: Locating OSM: Offsite construction is firmly on the agenda, but where exactly is offsite?
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16 February 2021

In this blog from Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR), Hannah Holmes and Gemma Burgess, explain how they mapped the locations of over 350 UK businesses specialising in different types of OSM, including modular buildings, pods, panels, and steel and timber frames. They explore these geographies and...


Read more at: Blog: Construction with Digital Twin Information Systems

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21 December 2020

In order to realise the potential of digital twin information management within construction and learn how to apply it correctly, we must recognise there is a need for a holistic approach to construction management. Professor Rafael Sacks was until September 2020 a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Digital Built Britain...


Read more at: Blog: Putting digital at the heart of the built environment - by David Philp

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24 September 2020

The industry has a prime opportunity to set a new course and increase the pace towards digitalisation. The Construction Innovation Hub’s digital impact director David Philp explains Whether we are working with industry or academic partners our aim is to maintain an open dialogue, share insight and knowledge of real-world...


Read more at: Press Release: Construction sector recovery needs a transformed delivery approach to assure safety and quality

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18 May 2020

Developing advanced, digitally enabled, manufacturing processes and products that can be used in new schools, hospitals and homes forms a core part of the Construction Innovation Hub’s £72 million Government-backed transformative programme. The Hub is now inviting clients and businesses to input into the first of a series...


Read more at: Blog: Doubling Down on Impact: An Introduction to the Hub's Value Theme

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23 April 2020

Ron Lang, Impact Director for Value at the Construction Innovation Hub , introduces the Hub's Value Theme. As we start a new financial year, I find myself reflecting on just how far we’ve come at the Construction Innovation Hub. The programme has brought together three vastly different organisations, and in the process...


Read more at: Blog: Trudi Sully on the drive to deliver innovation

Blog: Trudi Sully on the drive to deliver innovation

25 February 2020

UK Research & Innovation’s Transforming Construction Challenge partners are joining forces at Futurebuild 2020. Ahead of the event, Trudi Sully, Impact Director for Manufacturing at the Construction Innovation Hub, considers the drive to deliver innovation to transform construction and presents her pick of the...


Read more at: Blog: Digital Construction on a Shoestring - Duncan McFarlane

Blog: Digital Construction on a Shoestring - Duncan McFarlane

4 February 2020

Ahead of the Construction Innovation Hub’s inaugural Digital Construction on a Shoestring workshop, Duncan McFarlane, Professor of Industrial Information Engineering at the University of Cambridge and head of the Distributed Information & Automation Laboratory at the Institute for Manufacturing considers the benefits...


Read more at: Blog: Alexandra Bolton on the National Digital Twin Programme

Blog: Alexandra Bolton on the National Digital Twin Programme

6 December 2019

A year on from the publication of the Gemini Principles, Alexandra Bolton, Executive Director of CDBB, one of the partners in the Transforming Construction’s Construction Innovation Hub, reflects on the progress of the National Digital Twin Programme. Today, 6th December, marks exactly one year since the publication of the...


Read more at: CDBB awards Turner Harris tender to support development of a National Digital Twin

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8 November 2019

Disclaimer: owing to purdah, we have not made reference to Government in this article CDBB awards Turner Harris tender to support development of a National Digital Twin The Centre for Digital Built Britain has appointed Manchester-headquartered consultancy Turner Harris to lead the Enablers stream of the National Digital...


Read more at: Blog: Andy Neely reflects on CDBB's journey and vision

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8 November 2019

CDBB is approaching the end of the first year as part of the Construction Innovation Hub. In that time we have gone through significant change needed to help us meet the ambitions of the Transforming Construction Challenge programme – and to achieve the aims of a digital built Britain. Indeed we are ambitious. I recognise...


Read more at: Blog: Digital Innovation in Construction by Dr Reyhaneh Shojaei

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18 October 2019

CDBB and the Construction Innovation Hub have just completed the ‘6 week burst’ - an intense period of engagement activity starting with CDBB week, including UK Construction Week and concluding with Digital Construction Week this week. Dr Reyhaneh Shojaei , a Research Associate at the Cambridge Centre for Housing and...


Read more at: Blog: Alexandra Bolton

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15 October 2019

Reflecting on our inaugural ‘CDBB Week’ and looking forward to Digital Construction Week, Alexandra Bolton, Executive Director for the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) is positive about the digital transformation in the construction industry and how the Construction Innovation Hub is aiming to be the catalyst for...


Read more at: CDBB Week: BIM Roundtable Garden Reception

CDBB Week: BIM Roundtable Garden Reception

16 September 2019

[Flikr Photos from the day] On 11 September, bathed in afternoon sunshine and amid the vibrant colours of St Catharine’s College’s gardens, CDBB and the Construction Innovation Hub hosted a reception for industry insiders, researchers and policymakers – all with an interest in making Building Information Modelling (BIM) ‘...


Read more at: The Construction Innovation Hub launches its thought-leadership blog

The Construction Innovation Hub launches its thought-leadership blog

10 September 2019

As part of ongoing work under the UK’s Transforming Construction Challenge and the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, a new thought-leadership blog from the Construction Innovation Hub has been launched today. The blog will be a focal point to drive collaboration and to feature success stories in the development...


Read more at: Press Release: Building the home of the future: lucky students to see designs brought to life

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28 June 2019

A group of talented youngsters will today see their dreams come true as the futuristic homes they designed are set to be brought to life. The 2019 Student Design Challenge, which is being delivered by education charity MOBIE and the recently launched Construction Innovation Hub, invited young people from across the UK to...


Read more at: Blog: Keith Waller on CDBB's Role in the Construction Innovation Hub
Blog: Keith Waller on CDBB's Role in the Construction Innovation Hub

Blog: Keith Waller on CDBB's Role in the Construction Innovation Hub

4 April 2019

Following the official launch of the Construction Innovation Hub (CIH), Programme Director, Keith Waller sets out the collaborative vision for transforming the UK construction sector.