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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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CSIC gets a new look

May 31, 2016

The Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction has a new look. The Centre has updated its logo, ready for its second phase of research.

Sir James Dyson opens invention powerhouse at the University of Cambridge

May 09, 2016

The James Dyson Building and Dyson Centre for Engineering Design at the University of Cambridge officially opened today. The engineering hub focuses on advances including smart infrastructure, electric vehicles and efficient internal combustion systems and features instrumentation by CSIC.

Lord Mair stresses the role of engineering innovation for future economic growth in House of Lords debate

May 06, 2016

Head of CSIC, Professor Lord Mair, has called for increased investment in engineering innovation, skills and training during a debate in the House of Lords addressing the economy and UK prospects.

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