DBL Research Space

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 Interoperability

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Information and data exchange standards are vital to digitally connected workflows.

Design Fabrication and Construction Automation

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Automation is creating the next generation of design, engineering, and construction efficiency.

Project Delivery Systems

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Today's projects are networked, web-enabled, and integrated
design-to-production systems.

Smart Buildings, Infrastructure and Environments

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Project models and data are connecting directly to intelligence in the physical environment.