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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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The International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC) sets agenda for change

Jul 22, 2016

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

Talking Heads – Senceive

Jul 20, 2016

CSIC introduces an occasional series of Q&A sessions to showcase the expertise and innovation of its Industry Partners. Simon Maddison, Chief Operating Officer at Senceive, launches the series.

Cementation Skanska and CSIC win at the Ground Engineering magazine awards.

Jul 14, 2016

Cementation Skanska and CSIC win the Editor’s Award at the 2016 Ground Engineering Awards for the development of CemOptics.

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ICE Asset Management 2016

Sep 29, 2016

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Oct 19, 2016

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