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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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CSattAR is shortlisted for three NCE Tunnelling & Underground Space Awards

Aug 24, 2015

CSattAR monitoring system, developed by CSIC’s Mehdi Alhaddad, has been shortlisted for three NCE Tunnelling & Underground Space Awards – Design Innovation of the Year, Ground Investigation and Monitoring Award and Technical Innovation of the Year.

CSIC to host The International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC) 2016

Aug 21, 2015

The International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC) 2016, organised and hosted by CSIC, will bring together world-leading academics and practitioners from the fields of infrastructure planning, asset management and sensing.

London's transport: article by Keith Bowers published in Infrastructure Intelligence

Aug 12, 2015

Innovation must enable us to work smarter, not harder says Keith Bowers, head of tunnels at London Underground

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