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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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Professor Lord Mair presents G.I. Taylor Lecture on fracking and protecting Big Ben from tunnelling subsidence

Feb 06, 2016

Fracking for shale gas extraction has been the subject of intense debate. Many myths, mistruths and misunderstandings abound – frequently fuelled by the media – but there are also understandable concerns.

Professor Lord Mair introduced to the House of Lords

Jan 22, 2016

Head of CSIC, Professor Lord Mair, has been introduced to the House of Lords. The introduction ceremony takes place in the Lords Chamber before each new Member is able to take their seat in the House. The ceremony of introduction of newly created peers dates in its present form from 1621.

New smartphone-based system teaches machines to see

Jan 20, 2016

Research led by CSIC Co-Investigator, Professor Roberto Cipolla, is developing two technologies that use deep learning techniques to help machines to see and recognise their location and surroundings.

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