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Read more at: Insights into the use of modular housing in addressing homelessness: Report

Insights into the use of modular housing in addressing homelessness: Report

Modular housing is one of the innovations increasingly used in the homelessness sector to provide temporary accommodation, but there is very limited evidence about the effectiveness of these models, the barriers and facilitators to set them up and operate them, and the experiences of people housed...


Read more at: Net zero ready new build housing: benefits and barriers to delivery

Net zero ready new build housing: benefits and barriers to delivery

In the context of a government mandate to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and meet the UK’s legally-binding climate change targets, the Climate Change Committee and the Sixth Carbon Budget proposed that all new residential buildings should be zero carbon-ready from 2025. Our...


Read more at: Customer experience in the housebuilding industry: the post-occupancy evaluation of MMC-delivered homes in the social housing sector

Customer experience in the housebuilding industry: the post-occupancy evaluation of MMC-delivered homes in the social housing sector

Dr Sabina Maslova's report provides important insights into the role that post-occupancy evaluation (POE) and customer experience play in the social housing sector. It explores the feedback loop from the residents of occupied homes that were built with MMC through to the housebuilding supply chain...


Read more at: Final Report: Analysing the social context to transforming construction through digital innovation and offsite construction

Final Report: Analysing the social context to transforming construction through digital innovation and offsite construction

Our final report for the project summarises the key contributions from the research project Analysing the social context to transforming construction through digital innovation and offsite construction. As well as a summary of the project findings, the report provides a precis of the...


Read more at: Ethically making Smart Cities

Ethically making Smart Cities

The Centre for Digital Built Britain has published a blog by CCHPR researchers, based on their recently published paper, The ethical underpinnings of Smart City governance: Decision-making in the Smart Cambridge Programme, UK. The blog explores the crucial ethical issues faced by decisionmakers...


Read more at: Projects as vehicles for the widespread adoption of digital manufacturing technologies in the AEC sector

Projects as vehicles for the widespread adoption of digital manufacturing technologies in the AEC sector

Dr Kwadwo Oti-Sarpong and Konrad Graser's blog calls for real life project examples to provide evidence of success and lessons for future attempts in order to drive widespread transformation in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector. They highlight the example of the DFAB House...


Read more at: Self-build and custom housebuilding in the UK

Self-build and custom housebuilding in the UK

Our report into self-build and custom housebuilding looks at the potential for this sector of the housing industry to help address the UK's housing crisis. Self-build and custom housebuilding has been consistently promoted as a way of boosting the diversity of housing supply, and our report makes a...


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...