Welcome to CSIC's Autumn e-Newsletter
Autumn 2015 Issue 5
CSIC is at a significant tipping point in its development. Now preparing to enter its second phase, CSIC’s potential to transform the infrastructure industry and help the UK become a world leader in the fields of sensing technology, asset management and smart city development, is assured.
CSIC cannot achieve this alone – working with industry is the key to our success to date and we always welcome approaches from Industry Partners seeking to collaborate.
CSIC has made remarkable progress in the past five years. We look forward to working closely and productively with industry to build on this success and share our expertise and experience with a wider community.
If you would like to know more about what we do I urge you to take a look at the Pecha Kucha presentations that form part of this Newsletter - they provide an excellent and engaging insight into the range of CSIC's latest projects and innovations. These, and much more, can be found on our new website which features all the latest news and views from CSIC.
Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director of CSIC
Professor Robert Mair appointed to the House of Lords
Professor Robert Mair CBE FREng FRS Head of CSIC, of the Department of Engineering has been appointed to the House of Lords as an independent crossbencher.
Students secure six nominations for NCE Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards
Mehdi Alhaddad and Heba Bevan, both PhD students at CSIC, have secured six award nominations for the NCE Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards 2015, to be announced in London on 3 Dec 2015.
Read about CSattAR nominations here
Read about UtterBerry nominations here
CSIC to host The International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC)
For more information on speakers and content read here
Making an impact
The UtterBerry also won the 2015 Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Innovation Award. Judges hailed the device as “a quantum step in measurement sensors”.
Read more about UtterBerry at Ground Engineering Awards 2015 here
Read more about UtterBerry at 2015 Constructing Excellence awards here
CSIC Annual Lecture calls for innovation in transport infrastructureThe CSIC Annual Lecture 2015 was presented by Keith Bowers, Principal Tunnel Engineer at London Underground Transport for London and a member of CSIC’s Steering Group, and titledLondon’s transport; infrastructure, value and the case for innovation.
“Innovation must enable us to work smarter, not harder,” said Keith Bowers.
Read review of CSIC Annual Lecture 2015 here
View video of the CSIC Annual Lecture 2015 here
Read Keith Bowers’ article for Infrastructure Intelligence here
CSIC tops the bill at Infrastructure Intelligence
Game Changer, by Elisabete Silva, CSIC Co-Investigator reports on the surge of interest from city planners, government departments and infrastructure owners and managers in a new generation of adaptive dynamic simulation models. Read the full article here
Industry Partner Cementation Skanska explains the benefits of its long-term collaboration with CSIC in the leading monthly industry title Ground Engineering
Collaborating with industry
Industry Partner Pecha Kucha event
The annual CSIC Industry Partner SummerEvent took place at Peterhouse College this year and combined Pecha Kucha presentations, afternoon tea and croquet on the lawn.Read more here
Watch CSIC Pecha Kucha presentations here
Industry events and workshops
CSIC on the conference circuit
Future Technologies – Big Data Workshop. Read more here
Symposium on Applied Urban Modelling – Green Cities. Read more here
Case studies and deployments
A range of industry case studies and deployments across CSIC's four focus areas are available to read and download on the CSIC website:
Cities and Infrastructure Systems here
Asset Management here
Data Analysis and Interpretation here
Sensor and Data Collection here
Working with Government
The Government Office for Science publishes Professor Mair's Thought Piece as part of its Foresight Future Cities Project
CSIC Co-Investigator presents Skempton Lecture
Read more here
More CSIC news: Coming up
Head of CSIC to present flagship lecture of the Royal Academy of Engineering
Professor Mair, Head of CSIC, will give this year’s Hinton Lecture, the flagship annual lecture of the Royal Academy of Engineering. The lecture, titled Creating underground infrastructure – the role of geotechnical engineering, will address the challenges of creating urban underground infrastructure.
Read more here
CSIC supports ICE conferences
The ICE Asset Management conference 2015, to be held on 10 November, will focus on making the UK's transport and infrastructure assets cost efficient and resilient. Speakers from HS2, TfL, Network Rail, Environment Agency and the World Economic Forum will share lessons learnt and innovative strategies that will shape the future of the industry.
Read more here
The Civil Engineering Triennial Summit 2015: Resilience and Growth for Future Cities -
to be held on 9-10 November in London, brings together three global engineering institutions – the Institution of Civil Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers and Canadian Society of Civil Engineers to deliver a summit on resilience and growth.
Read more here