Technology at the Forefront of Practice
The Digital Building Laboratory serves as a catalyst for envisioning future work processes and technologies, and assists the architectural and building industries in adopting these developments on professional projects. The rapid pace of technology innovation is impacting the built environment with increasing speed.
The DBL’s research programs are organized into four tracks with an emphasis on industry data standards, practice automation, collaboration, and connectivity.
Our Research Areas
Data Standards and InteroperabilityLearn More about Data Standards and Interoperability
Information and data exchange standards are vital to digitally connected workflows.
Design Fabrication and Construction AutomationLearn More about Design Fabrication and Construction Automation
Automation is creating the next generation of design, engineering, and construction efficiency.
Project Delivery SystemsLearn More about Project Delivery Systems
Today's projects are networked, web-enabled, and integrated
Smart Buildings, Infrastructure and EnvironmentsLearn More about Smart Buildings, Infrastructure and Environments
Project models and data are connecting directly to intelligence in the physical environment.