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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 Programs

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Data Standards and Interoperability

The next generation of AEC digital workflows are dependent on strong information and data exchange capabilities.
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Design, Fabrication, Construction Automation

Automated processes are key to integrated digital practice and efficiency of building information modeling.
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Project Delivery Systems

The DBL integrates process information and system design to undertake advanced building design and construction.
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Smart Buildings, Infrastructure, Environments

DBL expertise connects physical and digital assets to create intelligent built environments.


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