To mark its opening on the 1st April 2011, The Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) held its first symposium this week at the University’s Institute for Manufacturing. Investigators and researchers associated with the Centre joined industry partners and representatives from the EPSRC and the Technology Strategy Board at the half-day event.
The Symposium was opened by Professor John Burland, Emeritus Professor at the Department for Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College, and Chair of the CSIC Steering Group.
Other speakers included Professor Robert Mair, Principle Investigator for the Centre, Robert Heathman, Senior Knowledge Transfer Manager for the EPSRC, and Dr John Collins, Lead Technologist (Emerging Technologies and Industries) for the Technology Strategy Board.
Presentations were given on the process and outcomes of strategic Roadmapping activities and examples of the research contributions expected to be made by University departments including the Department of Engineering, Computer Laboratory, Department of Architecture and the Judge Business School.
To conclude the symposium CSIC Director Paul Heffernan provided an outline of the organisation of the Centre and plans for the year ahead.
The symposium was followed by a reception at Jesus College, hosted by Principle Investigator and Master of Jesus College Professor Robert Mair. The evening concluded with a dinner held at St. John's College.
Reception at Jesus College
Photo: Amanda Pyatt