Key speakers at the three-day event, taking place from 27 to 29 June 2016, include: Professor Tom O’Rourke, Thomas R Briggs Professor of Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, USA; Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Crossrail, UK; Keith Clarke CBE, Vice President, Institution of Civil Engineers and David McKeown, CEO, Institute of Asset Management, UK.
Key topics for discussion will include infrastructure resilience, design for infrastructure adaptability, creating value from infrastructure and delivering smarter infrastructure. The unique combination of specialist fields and disciplines at ICSIC 2016 will bring focus to the power of smarter information with the aim of confronting persistent barriers and identifying and developing novel and proactive solutions.
ICSIC 2016 will provide a dynamic platform for researchers and academics working in the fields of geotechnical and structural engineering, structural health monitoring, asset management and city scale infrastructure planning the use of smarter data in cities. The conference will also be of interest to decision makers and analysts from industry and government responsible for: design, construction and operation of infrastructure assets; asset management and specification and procurement of major infrastructure assets.
Director of CSIC, Dr Jennifer Schooling, said: “ICSIC 2016 is a significant step in the history of CSIC. The conference has attracted key speakers from industry and academia who are world-leading experts in their fields. This event will create a unique platform for discussion with the aim of furthering CSIC’s key aim to transform the future of infrastructure through smarter information.”
A number of topics related to the key theme will also be addressed, including: engagement with different stakeholders and wider society; the role of regulators and standards bodies; effective data management and interpretation and the value of smart infrastructure to society. Parallel session streams will discuss:
• Cities - the role of planning in enhancing resilience and adaptability of the urban environment; how investment in infrastructure promotes economic development
• Assets - whole life approaches to asset management; futureproofing considerations for infrastructure asset management
• Sensors - how better information can inform flexible design, improved resilience and life extension; the role of sensing in performance-based design and condition-based maintenance.
The organisers of ICSIC 2016 include Head of CSIC, Professor Robert Mair (Co-Chair), CSIC Co-Investigators Professor Kenichi Soga (Co-Chair), Dr Ying Jin, Professor Duncan McFarlane, Professor Cam Middleton, Dr Ajith Parlikad and Director of CSIC, Dr Jennifer Schooling.
ICSIC 2016 will be held at Robinson College, University of Cambridge from Monday 27 to Wednesday 29 June. The conference dinner will be held at St John’s College on Tuesday 28 June.