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The International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure (ISNGI 2017), to be held in London from 11 to 14 September 2017, will explore future infrastructure challenges to enable new research collaborations. Suggested topics for presentations should be submitted by Sunday 21 May.
Dr Nicky de Battista, a research associate at CSIC, is featured in the journal Electro Optics in a feature about photonics technology and smart cities.
8power, the company spun-out of CSIC that pioneers self-powered wireless sensors, has been named Cambridge Graduate Business of the Year at the prestigious Business Weekly awards.
CSIC has published its spring newsletter.
For several years, the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction at Cambridge University has been developing distributed fibre optic sensors, DFOS, for a range of civil infrastructure monitoring applications.
According to an investigation by the RAC Foundation the number of substandard road bridges in Britain has risen 35 per cent to 3,203 in just two years. The resulting cost of clearing the backlog of work associated with the deterioration of the country’s bridge stock is estimated to be £3.9 billion.
The EPSRC has released details of new state-of-the-art facilities planned as part of a UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC) programme to upgrade the nation's infrastructure.
Professor Lord Robert Mair speaks at the House of Lords on attracting and retaining talent in a post-referendum UK
A debate was held in the House of Lords on Thursday 23 March 2017 on the report from the Science and Technology Committee, A Time for Boldness: EU Membership and UK Science after the Referendum (1st Report, HL Paper 85).
In response to a request from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) launched a four-week call for evidence on 15 February this year to identify which emerging technologies have the most potential for improving infrastructure productivity. The NIC will make recommendations to government on what actions it should consider to support deployment.
CSIC is delighted to announce five new Phase 2 Partners who have joined over the past year: BP International, Bentley Systems, OptaSense, Plowman Craven (PC Monitoring) and Assetscape.
Supporting the national drive to inspire more women to build careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), we present a series of interviews that showcases the talent and diversity of women working in science and engineering with CSIC.
State of the Nation 2017: Digital Transformation calls on industry and Government to use the Modern Industrial Strategy to drive the uptake of digital technology and data in infrastructure design and delivery.
Following Chancellor Philip Hammond’s spring Budget, the Director General of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Nick Baveystock, has called the recognition of the importance of infrastructure to closing the productivity gap in the UK “very positive developments”.
A debate in the House of Lords exploring the economic and environmental benefits of shale gas development in the United Kingdom heard opinions from a number of expert Peers, including Professor Lord Mair, Head of CSIC.
The company 8power, spun-out of CSIC to develop and commercialise novel technology for sensing and measurement in industrial applications, has been selected as one of the candidates for Best Paper Award at the Smart Systems Integration 2017 conference.
CSIC’s innovative bridge monitoring system for the Staffordshire Alliance has been shortlisted for the Product and Service Innovation award at the UK Rail and Industry Awards (UKRIA) 2017.
Making the case for Smart Infrastructure – CSIC and Industry Partner article published in Infrastructure Intelligence
The case for Smart Infrastructure as defined in the Smart Infrastructure Paper, a collaboration between CSIC and industry experts, is made in an article published in the latest edition of Infrastructure Intelligence.
New video about getting virtual infrastructure models out of the computer and into the workspace
UtterBerry®, the new smart sensing technology, invented by former CSIC student Heba Bevan, has been announced as the chosen advanced technology for export to China.
Campbell Middleton, Professor of Construction Engineering at the University of Cambridge and CSIC Co-Investigator, has been appointed to the Independent Design Panel for High Speed Two.
CSIC is part of three collaborative projects which have recently won funding from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.
CSIC’s deployment of fibre optic sensing to monitor masonry arch bridges has provided new insights into the behaviour of this type of structure and could provide a simple and affordable method to identify structural damage.
How academia and industry can work together to drive innovation
The article, Management of Structural Monitoring Data of Bridges Using BIM, is now freely available for download from the ICE Virtual Library.
Four guides written by CSIC’s leading experts across the fields of asset management, wireless sensors, distributed fibre optic strain sensing and bridge monitoring can now be purchased individually or as a set from ICE Publishing.
On the 1st of November 2016 Professor Tim Broyd succeeded from Sir John Armitt as President of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
'Just how 'smart' is our transport infrastructure?' Earlier this year , the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) at the University of Cambridge was commissioned to prepare a report outlining a series of policy recommendations for the Government's Transport Chief Scientific Advisor.