Digital Framework Task Group confirmed for infrastructure data

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The government has confirmed that the Centre for Digital Built Britain will form a Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG) to coordinate the adoption of a digital framework for infrastructure data

In a speech at the University of Cambridge, the exchequer secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick, announced the launch of the Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG) and confirmed that Mark Enzer, CTO for Mott MacDonald would chair the group.

The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) has initiated the task group to guide the successful development and adoption of a digital framework for infrastructure data, and to work with the Alan Turing Institute on a series of digital twin pilots.

CDBB will update the government on the Digital Framework Task Group’s progress towards the roadmap in December 2018.

Jenrick said: “The government is investing record amounts in UK infrastructure to deliver the roads, railways, schools and hospitals we need for the future.

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“There is vast amounts of data and information on the UK’s infrastructure, but more must be done to ensure it is used in a strategic, joined-up way that unlocks its incredible potential for meeting the country’s long-term needs.

“What we’ve announced today will support this ambition to deliver smart and coordinated infrastructure networks, so vital projects like transport, housing and superfast broadband complement each other and ensure we are building a UK fit for the future.

“I’m pleased that Mark Enzer, one of the country’s most respected champions of innovation in construction and infrastructure, has agreed to chair this new group.”

Enzer added: “I’m honoured to accept the role of chair and to help contribute to the vision set out by government and the National Infrastructure Commission.

“The government’s decision to commit to a national digital framework is a major step towards the digital transformation of the infrastructure and construction sectors.

“I look forward to collaborating broadly to deliver a framework that delivers benefits to government, industry, and most importantly, the citizens of the UK.”

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