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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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CSIC and Industry Partners shortlisted for UK Rail Industry Awards

CSIC’s innovative bridge monitoring system for the Staffordshire Alliance has been shortlisted for the Product and Service Innovation award at the UK Rail and Industry Awards (UKRIA) 2017.

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Making the case for Smart Infrastructure – CSIC and Industry Partner article published in Infrastructure Intelligence

The case for Smart Infrastructure as defined in the Smart Infrastructure Paper, a collaboration between CSIC and industry experts, is made in an article published in the latest edition of Infrastructure Intelligence.

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Video - Mixed reality for infrastructure

New video about getting virtual infrastructure models out of the computer and into the workspace

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UtterBerry chosen for export to China

UtterBerry®, the new smart sensing technology, invented by former CSIC student Heba Bevan, has been announced as the chosen advanced technology for export to China.

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Cam Middleton appointed to Independent Design Panel for HS2

Cam Middleton appointed to Independent Design Panel for HS2

Campbell Middleton, Professor of Construction Engineering at the University of Cambridge and CSIC Co-Investigator, has been appointed to the Independent Design Panel for High Speed Two.

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CSIC to collaborate on 3 new Innovate UK projects

CSIC is part of three collaborative projects which have recently won funding from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.

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Using new sensing technology to understand the complex structural response of masonry arch bridges

CSIC’s deployment of fibre optic sensing to monitor masonry arch bridges has provided new insights into the behaviour of this type of structure and could provide a simple and affordable method to identify structural damage.

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Management of structural monitoring data of bridges using BIM

The article, Management of Structural Monitoring Data of Bridges Using BIM, is now freely available for download from the ICE Virtual Library.

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CSIC Best practice and technology guides published by ICE - Available now

CSIC Best practice and technology guides published by ICE - Available now

Four guides written by CSIC’s leading experts across the fields of asset management, wireless sensors, distributed fibre optic strain sensing and bridge monitoring can now be purchased individually or as a set from ICE Publishing.

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Tim Broyd gives Presidential Address at the Institution of Civil Engineers

On the 1st of November 2016 Professor Tim Broyd succeeded from Sir John Armitt as President of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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CSIC report for DfT published

'Just how 'smart' is our transport infrastructure?' Earlier this year , the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) at the University of Cambridge was commissioned to prepare a report outlining a series of policy recommendations for the Government's Transport Chief Scientific Advisor.

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CSIC and industry collaboration is shortlisted for innovation award

A collaborative initiative between CSIC, Atkins, Laing O’Rourke, VolkerRail and Network Rail has been shortlisted for an Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Award.

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New paper published by CSIC defines Smart Infrastructure

A new paper that defines smart infrastructure and its benefits has been launched on CSIC’s website today.

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Mind the gap

Supporting the national drive to inspire more women to build careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), we introduce a series of interviews that showcases the talent and diversity of women working in science and engineering with CSIC.

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CSattAR shortlisted for three New Civil Engineer Tunnelling Awards

A novel monitoring technology, CSattAR, designed and developed by CSIC PhD student Mehdi Alhaddad has been shortlisted for three New Civil Engineer Tunnelling Awards 2016, the annual awards that showcase the best in tunneling expertise.

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Ground-breaking MEMS vibration energy harvester paper published in Nature Scientific Reports

A ground-breaking paper reporting the experimental observation of up to 28 orders of parametric resonance, which has, until now, only been predicted in the theoretical realm, has been published in Scientific Reports.

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Advances in sensing will shape the future of ‘smart infrastructure’

Infrastructure contributes significantly to the economic and social well-being of our cities, but changing demographics and increased usage means there is pressing need to assess the resilience of our physical infrastructure – buildings, water, energy, transport and communication networks – for the future.

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The University of Cambridge hosts APESS 2016

Civil engineering students from around the world travelled to Cambridge to learn from international experts in the field of smart structures for a three-week summer school sponsored by CSIC.

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The International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC) sets agenda for change

The International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC) 2016, organised and hosted by CSIC, brought together world-leading academics and practitioners from the fields of infrastructure planning, asset management and sensing.

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Talking Heads – Senceive

CSIC introduces an occasional series of Q&A sessions to showcase the expertise and innovation of its Industry Partners. Simon Maddison, Chief Operating Officer at Senceive, launches the series.

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Cementation Skanska and CSIC win at the Ground Engineering magazine awards.

Cementation Skanska and CSIC win the Editor’s Award at the 2016 Ground Engineering Awards for the development of CemOptics.

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ICE Smart Infrastructure and Construction Journal

In 2017, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is launching a new journal, Smart Infrastructure and Construction, as part of its Proceedings series.

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Staffordshire Alliance receives two industry awards

The Staffordshire Alliance project has won the best Major Project at the Rail Industry Innovation Awards (Modern Railways) and the Collaborative Working accolade at the 2016 UK Railway Industry Awards (Rail Technology Magazine).

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Research Associate awarded 1851 Research Fellowship from the Royal Commission

Sinan Açikgöz, a Research Associate at CSIC, has been awarded an 1851 Royal Commission Science and Engineering Research Fellowship.

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CSIC spin-out secures £0.7m to address market for smart infrastructure, sensors and Internet of Things

8power Limited, a new company spun out of the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction at the University of Cambridge to develop and commercialise novel technology for sensing and measurement in industrial applications, has received initial funding of approximately £700,000 from IP Group plc (LSE: IPO), the University of Cambridge and the University of Cambridge Enterprise Fund III, managed by Parkwalk Advisors.

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Innovating flexible solutions for hard problems

In the face of extreme events that could impact lifeline systems, Professor Tom O’Rourke says industry and academia must work together to innovate the next generation of hazard resilient underground infrastructure.

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CSIC Annual Review 2016

This year’s Annual Review is sub-titled Implementing Innovation and presents CSIC’s most recent projects and activities.

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CSIC head champions advanced sensing technologies for structural health monitoring

Professor Lord Mair has written an opinion piece for the May issue of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) international journal Forensic Engineering.

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