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Read more at: Industry guidance: Successful adoption and use of BIM and OSM

Industry guidance: Successful adoption and use of BIM and OSM

This guidance document by Rey Shojaei and Kwadwo Oti-Sarpong describes six key factors that will help construction firms to transform their project delivery through the adoption and use of BIM and OSM. Their research has shown that construction firms that have successfully adopted and are using BIM...


Read more at: Cryptocurrency and the Digital Divide

Cryptocurrency and the Digital Divide

Hannah Holmes contributed to a recent article in The Big Issue looking at how digital exclusion could also mean financial exclusion for some as cryptocurrencies edge closer to the mainstream.


Read more at: Digital exclusion and the importance of getting online

Digital exclusion and the importance of getting online

CCHPR’s third report for New Horizons focuses on digital inclusion, which encompasses access to suitable devices and internet connections, as well as digital literacy and a range of other factors. It draws on interviews with coaches and participants from the New Horizons project, to show how...


Read more at: Podcast: How to unlock MMC at scale

Podcast: How to unlock MMC at scale

Hannah Holmes took part in a podcast hosted by Emma Rosser, Estate Gazette's residential editor, in August 2021. Resi Talks: How to unlock MMC at scale discusses the benefits of MMC, the barriers to growth and getting housebuilders on board with rolling out MMC on a larger scale.


Read more at: Deploying modular housing in the UK: exploring the benefits and risks for the housebuilding industry

Deploying modular housing in the UK: exploring the benefits and risks for the housebuilding industry

Faced with an ongong undersupply of housing in the UK, the use of digital technologies has been widely promoted as a key solution to the challenges faced by the construction industry. Particular emphasis has been placed on the potential of offiste manufacture for increasing and improving the...


Read more at: Understanding supply, demand and investment in the market for retirement housing communities in England

Understanding supply, demand and investment in the market for retirement housing communities in England

Our report for Places for People, Understanding supply, demand and investment in the market for retirement housing communities , explores the current constraints on the market for specialised housing for older people and calls for clarity and a government-led vision for the future of retirement...


Read more at: Mind the gap: the digital divide is getting bigger

Mind the gap: the digital divide is getting bigger

Mark Scott, chief tech correspondent for Politico, spoke to Gemma Burgess and Hannah Burgess about the Digital Divide, and quoted them both in his March post: COVID-19 disinformation - Digital divide .


Read more at: Leasehold and freehold charges: Summary of research findings

Leasehold and freehold charges: Summary of research findings

Leasehold and freehold charges: Summary of Research Findings is our final report for the project. Published by the Ministry of Housing, Commuities and Local Government in May 2021, it is supported by four appendices as well as data published by MHCLG. Leasehold and freehold charges: final report...


Read more at: Beyond Digital: Planning for a Hybrid World

Beyond Digital: Planning for a Hybrid World

The House of Lords Select Committee on COVID-19 published its evidence report in April 2021. The inquiry focused on those aspects of our lives that are known to have an impact on our wellbeing: mental and physical health, social interaction, work and education. Other overarching issues, including...


Read more at: Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix C

Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix C

Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix C Survey of leaseholders results Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix C survey of leaseholder results.pdf Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix C survey of leaseholder results.pdf


Read more at: Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix D

Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix D

Leasehold and freehold charges: Analysis of leaseholder interviews Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix D.pdf Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix D.pdf


Read more at: Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix B

Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix B

Leasehold and Freehold Charges Appendix B: Analysis of stakeholder interviews Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix_B.pdf Leasehold and freehold charges: Appendix_B.pdf


Read more at: Understanding supply, demand and investment in the market for retirement housing communities in England

Understanding supply, demand and investment in the market for retirement housing communities in England

Our report for Places for People, Understanding supply, demand and investment in the market for retirement housing communities , explores the current constraints on the market for specialised housing for older people and calls for clarity and a government-led vision for the future of retirement...


Read more at: Locating OSM: Offsite construction is firmly on the agenda, but where exactly is ‘offsite’?

Locating OSM: Offsite construction is firmly on the agenda, but where exactly is ‘offsite’?

Locating OSM: Offsite construction is firmly on the agenda, but where exactly is ‘offsite’?, a blog by Hannah Holmes and Gemma Burgess, has been published by CCHPR.


Read more at: Research Profile - Understanding the social context to transforming construction through digital innovation

Research Profile - Understanding the social context to transforming construction through digital innovation

The Cambridge Centre for Digital Built Britain has published a profile of our research on it's website .


Read more at: What is the goal of advanced telecare provision for older people? How we define its success will affect how we view its outcomes

What is the goal of advanced telecare provision for older people? How we define its success will affect how we view its outcomes

How can we make sure that digital innovations in care work for older people? , our blog for Dunhill Medical Trust, looks at the different goals at play in the provision of telecare.


Read more at: New Horizons: Long term impact of coaching & the wider context of structural poverty

New Horizons: Long term impact of coaching & the wider context of structural poverty

Hannah Holmes and Gemma Burgess 's report for New Horizons looks at the longer term impact of the project.


Read more at: SO Resi Shared Ownership 2020

SO Resi Shared Ownership 2020

The findings of CCHPR's research, by Gemma Burgess, were released by SO Resi (Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing's shared ownership brand) at an industry event on 3 February 2021. The report, Shared Ownership Market Review 2020, can be downloaded from the SO Resi website here .


Read more at: Modular Housing Project: preliminary findings

Modular Housing Project: preliminary findings

Our preliminary findings report draws insights into the project from residents and stakeholders.


Read more at: Stakeholder Engagement Plan: West Cambridge Digital Twin Research Facility

Stakeholder Engagement Plan: West Cambridge Digital Twin Research Facility

Commissioned by the CDBB, the document sets out a comprehensive plan for stakeholder engagement activities for the Digital Twin Research Facility (DTRF) to be set up at West Cambridge.


Read more at: Stakeholder Engagement for Smart Cities and DIPs: National Guidance Document

Stakeholder Engagement for Smart Cities and DIPs: National Guidance Document

Our paper looks at the importance of effective stakeholder engagement, and sets out guidance on identifying stakeholders and appropriate forms of engagement across the lifetime of Smart Cities and Digital Infrastructure Projects.


Read more at: Beyond the pandemic: tackle the digital divide

Beyond the pandemic: tackle the digital divide

The crisis is forcing us all to change direction, to rethink what we do and how we do it. In this series, the University of Cambridge asks the question: beyond the pandemic, where should we go from here?


Read more at: Modular Housing Project: resident experiences

Modular Housing Project: resident experiences

Our report explores how and why the residents' increased sense of security and autonomy has enabled them to make positive changes to their lives. The evidence from the research suggests that providing modular homes in tandem with robust support services has the potential to improve outcomes for...


Read more at: Infrastructure, placemaking and sustainability

Infrastructure, placemaking and sustainability

Our report for Places for People examines the relationship between infrastructure provision and housing development. It explores the contribution of the place-making process to the design and delivery of sustainable, 'good quality' communities. Infrastructure, placemaking & sustainability.pdf...


Read more at: Tackling the housing crisis through digital technologies and OSM

Tackling the housing crisis through digital technologies and OSM

Our policy paper for the Bennett Institute of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge forms part of the series 'An Industrial Strategy for Tomorrow'. Industrial Strategy for Tomorrow: Tackling the housing crisis.pdf Industrial Strategy for Tomorrow: Tackling the housing crisis.pdf


Read more at: Flourishing Systems

Flourishing Systems

The Cambridge Centre for Digital Built Britain have published a white paper: ' Flourishing systems: re-envisioning infrastructure as a platform for human flourishing '.


Read more at: Coronavirus has highlighted the UK's digital divide

Coronavirus has highlighted the UK's digital divide

A short paper by Hannah Holmes and Dr Gemma Burgess looked at the early impact of the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown on digitally excluded families.


Read more at: Stakeholder engagement in Smart City initiatives

Stakeholder engagement in Smart City initiatives

Richmond Ehwi's report to the CDBB shares insights into stakeholder engagement from his review of the Smart City initiatives in four UK cities.


Read more at: State of the nation: sector report (OSM)

State of the nation: sector report (OSM)

Dr Kwadwo Oti-Sarpong's report reviewed developments related to the uptake and use of offsite manufacturing for construction project delivery in the UK construction industry.


Read more at: State of the nation: sector report (Digital Innovation)

State of the nation: sector report (Digital Innovation)

Dr Reyhaneh Shojaei's report sets out the current state of the UK construction industry in relation to the socio-economic inhibitors to the uptake of digital innovation.


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