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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’s Mehdi Alhaddad receives Innovation & Research Award

Apr 25, 2016

Mehdi Alhaddad, a PhD student at CSIC, has been awarded the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) International Innovation and Research Award for Photogrammetric Monitoring of Construction Environments and Surrounding Assets.

Sign up for smart structures technology summer school in Cambridge

Apr 15, 2016

CSIC is sponsoring the 2016 Asia-Pacific-Euro Summer School on Smart Structures Technology in Cambridge from June 23 – July 14 2016; a three-week programme of coursework, lectures, laboratory experience and non-academic activities where civil engineering graduate students will learn about smart structures technology and its applications.

Professor Lord Mair makes maiden speech at House of Lords

Apr 14, 2016

Head of CSIC, Professor Lord Mair, made his maiden speech to the House of Lords today, Thursday 14 April.

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