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Building  Information  Modelling (BIM) as a product and   process  enables  stakeholders across  the   built environment sector  to  create digital  versions  of  real world assets  (such  as buildings,  bridges and tunnels). The digital versions are commonly called ‘digital twins’.
When placed on the cloud, the digital  twins  can  serve  as a resilient and integrated repository of all asset  data throughout their  life-cycle.  Such a repository is  a  key   enabler in this sector of all upcoming  IT  waves,  such
as   cloud   computing,    data   analytics,   participatory   sensing, and smart infrastructure.
The potential benefits have attracted interest from a wide array of end-users whose interests span from early design phases to operation and asset management, and from roads and bridges to industrial off-shore facilities.
This has led to aggressive market penetration in the last decade. However, the full potential of BIM is currently exploited only in a fairly narrow range of applications.
This is mainly due to the lack of trained scientific personnel
capable of understanding the value of BIM and creating the link between digital twins and possible applications.

The ambition of CBIM is therefore to educate researchers in the development of a set of novel and disruptive BIM technologies that will automate the generation and enrichment of digital twins, improve the management, security and resilience of BIM-enabled processes, and boost the industrial uptake of BIM across sectors and disciplines by training these researchers to valorise and exploit their work.
This new generation of researchers can play a key role in the widespread implementation of BIM products and processes dedicated to digitising our built infrastructure and managing our assets better to yield massive gains in sustainability, productivity and safety.


News & Events
CBIM ESRs (Early-Stage Researchers) – We are all here!
We are pleased welcome all fellow ESR cohorts.
The CBIM  program  has officially  started  its  research endeavor at various hosting institutions,  and we are all excited, energized, and extremely interested in working together. All  14 ESRs  are  from   different  parts  of the  world, bringing   unique   background    and   significant experiences to each research area.
Click here to meet the ESR team 

Interview with CBIM project coordinator Prof. Rafael Sacks

Building Information Modelling On Line School will run from 7-11 December 2020
The University of Cambridge is organizing a Building Information Modelling School aimed at Master/PhD students, Post-Docs, other members of academia or industry professionals.

The school will take place online (Zoom), 7-11 December 2020. We look forward to receiving your applications.

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CBIM Kick off meeting held via zoom, on 20 July 2020, with all CBIM members:
Beneficiaries, Partners, academic supervisor, ESRs, management team and external advisors.
During the meeting project’s implementation, introduction of members, committees and upcoming events was discussed.