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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 report for DfT published

Oct 13, 2016

'Just how 'smart' is our transport infrastructure?' The Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) at the University of Cambridge was earlier this year commissioned to prepare a report outlining a series of policy recommendations for the Government's Transport Chief Scientific Advisor.

CSIC and industry collaboration is shortlisted for innovation award

Oct 11, 2016

A collaborative initiative between CSIC, Atkins, Laing O’Rourke, VolkerRail and Network Rail has been shortlisted for an Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Award.

New paper published by CSIC defines Smart Infrastructure

Sep 29, 2016

A new paper that defines smart infrastructure and its benefits has been launched on CSIC’s website today.

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