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Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction

An Innovation and Knowledge Centre funded by EPSRC and Innovate UK

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Cities & infrastructure systems

Cities represent the highest concentration of infrastructure and building assets. Intricate webs of decisions are made about their construction, adaptation and use which has a direct bearing on how cities function defining the environments in which we live and work. CSIC is focussing on methods that apply smart, digital technologies to allow cities to reconfigure usage of the built environment as well as investigating emerging barriers to the implementation of smart technologies in existing regulations, standards and business practices at the city scale.

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Asset management

Asset management is of increasing interest to industry. Infrastructure owners face the challenge of balancing cost and risk against a backdrop of decreasing funding and increasing regulation. CSIC is developing new methodologies and tools to support infrastructure managers to secure the best value for money throughout an asset’s lifetime.

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Data analysis & interpretation

It is widely acknowledged by government, industry and society that considerable and continuing investment in infrastructure, in all its forms, is essential for a nation to prosper. Converting our critical infrastructure into smart infrastructure and delivering accompanying data analysis and interpretation offers the opportunity to reduce the expenditure needed by providing the key information to prioritise investment in upgrading these structures.

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Sensor & data collection

CSIC is unrivalled in its development of emerging and innovative sensor technologies. As an international centre of excellence in sensors, CSIC leads the way in deploying and testing new technologies to detect and monitor infrastructure performance and anomalies.

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Mind the gap

Sep 09, 2016

Supporting the national drive to inspire more women to build careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), we introduce a series of interviews that showcases the talent and diversity of women working in science and engineering with CSIC.

CSattAR shortlisted for three New Civil Engineer Tunnelling Awards

Aug 19, 2016

A novel monitoring technology, CSattAR, designed and developed by CSIC PhD student Mehdi Alhaddad has been shortlisted for three New Civil Engineer Tunnelling Awards 2016, the annual awards that showcase the best in tunneling expertise.

Ground-breaking MEMS vibration energy harvester paper published in Nature Scientific Reports

Aug 04, 2016

A ground-breaking paper reporting the experimental observation of up to 28 orders of parametric resonance, which has, until now, only been predicted in the theoretical realm, has been published in Scientific Reports.

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Oct 19, 2016

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Oct 28, 2016

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