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Construction Information Technology Laboratory

Cloud-based Building Information Modelling (CBIM)

Dr Ioannis Brilakis, Director of the Construction Information Technology Laboratory (part of the Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology in the University of Cambridge) is the deputy coordinator of a new European research and training network in the area of Cloud-based Building Information Modelling - CBIM.

CBIM is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network call.

The network is offering 14 fully funded PhD positions for highly talented people who are eligible for study at any one of its partner universities. Each PhD student will be employed full time for three years at one of the CBIM partner universities or at one of the three CBIM beneficiary companies, while pursuing a PhD degree at one of the universities. We are also offering one funded Post Doc position at the Technion. 

CBIM Universities:

·      University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

·      University College London, United Kingdom

·      Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

·      Technical University of Berlin, Germany

·      University College Dublin, Ireland


CBIM Companies

·         Trimble Oy, Espoo, Finland

·         LocLab Consulting, Darmstadt, Germany

·         Fundacion CARTIF, Valladolid, Spain


For more information about:

- CBIM, please visit their website:

- instructions for how to apply for one of the 14 PhD (ESR - early stage researcher) positions:

- the Post Doc position, please write to Prof. Rafael Sacks, at

Latest news

Funding secured for research aimed at improving construction using Digital Twins

1 May 2020

Dr Ioannis Brilakis, Director of the Department’s Construction Information Technology (CIT) Lab group (part of the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology) and visiting Professor Rafael Sacks, have been awarded grant funding to enhance building progress monitoring and quality control through Digital Building Twins.

PhD studentships advertised as part of the Cloud-based Building Information Modelling (CBIM) training network

13 November 2019

The following PhD studentships are available at the University of Cambridge on the European Commission-funded, Marie Sklodowska-Curie "CBIM" European...