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CSIC welcomes Sandy Yatteau to the team as Partner Relations and Industry Liaison. Sandy will be supporting our Industry Partners by strengthening the links between CSIC's research programmes and the work of its members.
CSIC projects and technologies feature prominently in the newly announced shortlist for the prestigious Ground Engineering Awards 2015.
Intelligent wireless sensor, the UtterBerry, designed and patented by CSIC PhD student Heba Bevan, has received the Premier Digital Innovation Award at the CIOB International Innovation & Research Awards 2014.
What do we build, how do we build it and who are we building for? These three critical questions must be addressed as we tackle infrastructure problems in the developing world. With many UK contractors and consultants operating internationally these questions will arise, and must be addressed, says Musa Chunge who recently completed his MPhil research with CSIC
Solutions to Cambridge’s traffic problems are on the agenda following a call for the City Deal assembly to consider more radical solutions.
CSattAR and UtterBerry - two technologies that have been developed at CSIC - have been shortlisted in the Company Innovation section of the renowned Construction News Specialist Awards 2015.
CSIC's Kenichi Soga, Cedric Kechavarzi, Philip Keenan, Laing O'Rourke's Musa Chunge and Arup's Vivien Kwan explain how embedding distributed fibre optic sensors in concrete offers a new approach to visualising underground concrete structural quality and assessing subsurface structural performance.
CSIC’s Cam Middleton appeared on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire’s Sue Dougan show to discuss how CSIC technologies are helping to safeguard the future of the Scotland’s Forth Road Bridge along with various other key strategic structures.
Leading industry magazine New Civil Engineer interviews CSIC Director Jennifer Schooling for its Infrastructure Report 2015 to learn the latest about the future of fibre optic sensing technology. CSIC’s Phil Keenan talks business for the feature, which can be read here with kind permission from NCE (nce.co.uk).
In recent years sensor and communications research has been undergoing a quiet revolution, promising to have significant impact on a new generation of monitoring technologies for civil engineering infrastructure, says Professor Kenichi Soga of CSIC.
Sensing tools developed at the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) will provide a central nervous system to the new James Dyson Building creating a hi-tech ‘living lab’. Construction has begun on the building, which will give those working inside it a chance to use their surroundings for research and teaching.
CSIC has won the prestigious Ground Investigation and Monitoring Award for The Smart Tunnel at the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards, announced yesterday at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
CSIC features in an online news programme, promoting a greater understanding of the role engineering plays in our society and economy.
A photograph taken by CSIC’s Dr Mohammed Elshafie is one of 10 images to appear on The Telegraph online from the University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering Photography Competition. The image is from a series of photographs Mohammed has taken showing a number of engineers and students at work on sites and projects, both under and above ground.
CSIC co-organised the Second International Smart Infrastructure Symposium at Kansai University in Osaka, Japan, following the first symposium in November 2012 in Cambridge.
Engineers from CrossRail, Laing O’Rourke, and ATC were among key speakers at CSIC’s Workshop on AutoID for Smart Assets and Cities which discussed the challenges of tackling asset identification.
CSIC has completed the first ever deployment of distributed fibre optics to monitor sprayed concrete tunnel linings at Crossrail’s Liverpool Street station.
The CSIC website story about the proposed testing of vibration energy harvesting on the Forth Road Bridge has made front page news on the award-winning, monthly flagship magazine of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Civil Engineering. Reaching an audience of 140,000 civil engineers worldwide, this magazine has the largest circulation in the engineering market.
CSIC presented the Second International Smart Infrastructure Symposium at Kansai University in Osaka, Japan.
Head of CSIC, Professor Robert Mair talked Research, Innovation and Infrastructure at a joint BSI/ISO event held recently at the Royal Academy of Engineering, titled ‘A Vision for Infrastructure’.
CSIC jointly convened a specialist workshop on rail-led urban innovation with the UK Science and Innovation Network (British Consulate General) in San Francisco, with industry sponsorship from AECOM and Arup.
The UtterBerry, an intelligent wireless sensor system using the world’s smallest wireless sensors, has won an innovation award and is poised to take industry by storm.
There was competition on the croquet lawn at Trinity Hall but the CSIC Summer Event for Industry Partners was altogether convivial and informative.
In February this year the ISO 55000 family of standards on asset management was published bringing worldwide attention to through-life management of physical assets.
As celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the Forth Road Bridge reached their peak in September, a team from the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) prepares to meet future engineering challenges facing the Scottish landmark.
High-quality infrastructure is the backbone of modern society, not only supporting economic growth and social mobility, but also everyday life itself. Structural monitoring of infrastructure is crucial but can be valueless unless it is carefully designed and deployed. CSIC's Dr Phil Catton, explores the importance of understanding the value of information to directly support informed decisions.
CSIC was shortlisted for three significant International Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards for 2014, including Young Tunneller of the Year.
CSIC has started work to create the Centre’s first-ever live laboratory on site at the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.
High-quality infrastructure, such as tunnels, bridges, roads, railways, buildings and utilities, is essential for supporting economic growth and productivity. It attracts globally-mobile businesses and promotes social well-being, says CSIC's Head, Professor Robert Mair.
The inaugural Cambridge Conference on Fibre Optic Sensing in Civil Infrastructure (CamFOS) marked another first in bringing leading international FOS experts together at the University.