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Heba Bevan on stage before Arm accelerator Demo dayImage: Ex CSIC PhD student Heba Bevan demonstrates her UtterBerry devices to the Chinese government

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James Dyson Building provides innovative learning tool

James Dyson Building provides innovative learning tool

The Department of Engineering’s new James Dyson Building is taking shape. During the past six months, CSIC engineers have been instrumenting specific parts of the structure to create a hi-tech ‘living lab’.

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Applied Urban Modelling (AUM) 2015 explores green cities

Applied Urban Modelling (AUM) 2015 explores green cities

Green cities is the theme of the Symposium on Applied Urban Modelling (AUM) 2015, which will take place from 24-26 June, at the Little Hall, Sidgwick Site, at the University of Cambridge.

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Knowledge exchange

Knowledge exchange

CSIC secondment scheme provides a productive exchange between industry and academia facilitating knowledge transfer between both parties. Mahul Patel, a tunnel engineer at CH2M HILL, shares his experience of being seconded to CSIC.

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CSIC Annual Lecture 2015 - London’s transport: infrastructure, value and the case for innovation

The key aim of CSIC is to apply innovation and smarter information, emerging from world-leading research at the University of Cambridge, to achieve sustainability in construction and transform the future of infrastructure.

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Awards, Nominations and Media Roundup

Awards, Nominations and Media Roundup

CSIC has featured widely in the media and attracted industry acclaim, awards and nominations in the past year. Achievements include six nominations for the forthcoming Ground Engineering Awards 2015, to be announced in June, and winning the prestigious Ground Investigation and Monitoring Award for the Smart Tunnel at the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards 2014.

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Bridging the gap: a value-based approach to maintenance enabling better-informed decisions

Bridging the gap: a value-based approach to maintenance enabling better-informed decisions

Asset management is of increasing interest to industry and public sector property managers. CSIC’s Asset Management team has been working with Cambridgeshire County Council to apply a best value-based prioritisation tool to the council’s annual bridge maintenance programme.

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HS2's Technical Director, Professor Andrew McNaughton explains how CSIC is working with industry to deliver change.

HS2's Technical Director, Professor Andrew McNaughton explains how CSIC is working with industry to deliver change.

The work of CSIC is taking place at a particularly significant point in Britain’s development. It is widely acknowledged by government, industry and society that considerable and continuing investment in infrastructure, in all its forms, is essential for our nation to prosper.

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CSIC on the conference circuit

CSIC on the conference circuit

CSIC is showcasing its cutting-edge research, tools and technologies at a series of Ground Engineering and New Civil Engineer conferences and exhibitions held throughout this year.

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CSattAR features in World Tunnelling magazine

CSattAR features in World Tunnelling magazine

The leading publication in underground construction, World Tunnelling magazine has published a lead feature on the CSattAR monitoring system, developed by CSIC’s Mehdi Alhaddad, in the May issue.

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Digital infrastructure models: a necessary foundation for the next IT wave - article by Ioannis Brilakis published in Infrastructure Intelligence

Digital infrastructure models: a necessary foundation for the next IT wave - article by Ioannis Brilakis published in Infrastructure Intelligence

The construction/infrastructure sector has traditionally been slow in exploiting IT waves to their full potential. This has resulted in an industry that significantly lags others in most performance indicators: value for money, safety, sustainability and quality. Currently, the sector is experiencing the midpoint of the BIM IT wave. The next wave will be centred on Big Data and the Internet-of-Things, says Dr Ioannis Brilakis of the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction.

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Footage reveals novel photogrammetric monitoring in live tunnel

A fascinating time-lapse video marks a first for CSIC PhD student Mehdi Alhaddad who has successfully captured photogrammetric monitoring inside one of London’s busiest underground tunnels.

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Engineered for happiness

Engineered for happiness

We would like to share the wedding news of CSIC Director, Dr Jennifer Schooling and John Downing, Communications Officer for the Institute of Manufacturing Education and Consultancy Services at the University of Cambridge.

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CSIC’s Mohammed Elshafie talks tunnel-lining technology at Underground Space Conference

CSIC’s Mohammed Elshafie talks tunnel-lining technology at Underground Space Conference

Growing urban populations mean cities are under increasing pressure to function at levels beyond their design capacity. Innovative solutions to infrastructure planning and the challenges and benefits of creating underground space are currently the subject of much discussion and debate.

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CSIC PhD student reaches finals of British Tunnelling Society Harding Prize 2015

CSIC PhD student reaches finals of British Tunnelling Society Harding Prize 2015

CSIC PhD student Matthew Wilcock is one of three finalists invited to present their papers at the Institution of Civil Engineers, for the British Tunnelling Society Harding Prize 2015.

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Evaluating energy use and emissions in the urban environment article by Ruchi Choudhary published in Infrastructure Intelligence

Evaluating energy use and emissions in the urban environment article by Ruchi Choudhary published in Infrastructure Intelligence

Climate change, air quality and energy security present a triad of challenges to national, regional and local governments, requiring policies to control energy use and its impact. Such challenges are most acute in urban environments, where fixed infrastructure and high densities of energy demand technological and social intervention to curb the effects of energy use.

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Cambridge University awarded £18 million in funding to support UK infrastructure research

Cambridge University awarded £18 million in funding to support UK infrastructure research

Funding announced by the Chancellor in last week’s budget is part of a wider £138 million programme to support the UK’s infrastructure and cities.

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UtterBerry Highly Commended at Construction News Specialist Awards 2015

UtterBerry Highly Commended at Construction News Specialist Awards 2015

UtterBerry, a wireless sensor system using miniature, ultra low-power sensors, developed by CSIC PhD student Heba Bevan, was Highly Commended at the prestigious and keenly-contested Construction News Specialist Awards announced last night at the London Hilton, Park Lane.

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Intelligent infrastructure assets article by Professor Duncan McFarlane published in Infrastructure Intelligence

Intelligent infrastructure assets article by Professor Duncan McFarlane published in Infrastructure Intelligence

What would it take to enable a piece of infrastructure to take care of itself ? - asks Duncan McFarlane of the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction.

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New Partner Relations and Industry Liaison at CSIC to increase partner benefits

New Partner Relations and Industry Liaison at CSIC to increase partner benefits

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.

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Six nominations for Ground Engineering Awards 2015

Six nominations for Ground Engineering Awards 2015

CSIC projects and technologies feature prominently in the newly announced shortlist for the prestigious Ground Engineering Awards 2015.

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UtterBerry wins Premier Award at CIOB International Innovation & Research Awards

UtterBerry wins Premier Award at CIOB International Innovation & Research Awards

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.

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Capitalising Construction article by Musa Chunge published in Infrastructure Intelligence

Capitalising Construction article by Musa Chunge published in Infrastructure Intelligence

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

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CSIC Head backs tunnelling as antidote to Cambridge congestion

CSIC Head backs tunnelling as antidote to Cambridge congestion

Solutions to Cambridge’s traffic problems are on the agenda following a call for the City Deal assembly to consider more radical solutions.

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CSIC CSattAR and UtterBerry technologies shortlisted for Construction News Specialist Awards 2015

CSIC CSattAR and UtterBerry technologies shortlisted for Construction News Specialist Awards 2015

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.

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Making visible the invisible – what consultants want to know

Making visible the invisible – what consultants want to know

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.

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Smart talking by CSIC’s Campbell Middleton on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Smart talking by CSIC’s Campbell Middleton on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

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.

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Where the smart money is

Where the smart money is

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).

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Wireless sensing article by CSIC's Kenichi Soga in Infrastructure Intelligence

Wireless sensing article by CSIC's Kenichi Soga in Infrastructure Intelligence

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.

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Ground-breaking moment as James Dyson Building comes to life

Ground-breaking moment as James Dyson Building comes to life

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.

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CSIC wins industry recognition at International Tunnelling Awards

CSIC wins industry recognition at International Tunnelling Awards

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.

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