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Professor Lord Robert Mair, Head of CSIC, will present the third seminar in the Laing O’Rourke Centre series, titled Creating Underground Infrastructure: the Role of Geotechnical Engineering.
CSIC Industry Partner Senceive has been awarded the Subcontractor of the Year - Micro Award at the UK Rail Industry Awards 2016.
Masonry arch bridges are an integral part of the UK’s road, rail and waterway infrastructure. These enduring structures have shown themselves to be robust and reliable but many are now facing challenges due to age and modern use.
Professor Tom O’Rourke, Chair of CSIC’s International Advisory Group and Thomas R Briggs Professor of Engineering in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, will give the Terzaghi Lecture at the Department of Engineering next month.
Prof Andrew McNaughton, High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd Technical Director and member of CSIC Steering Group appointed Chair of International Railways Union (UIC) inter-city and high-speed rail forum
Professor Andrew McNaughton, a member of the CSIC Steering Group and Technical Director of HS2, has been appointed Chair of the Paris-based International Railways Union (UIC) inter-city and high-speed rail forum. Professor McNaughton is the first Briton to hold the post.
A real-time rail bridge monitoring and data system enables step-change in asset delivery for the Staffordshire Alliance
CSIC is working with the Staffordshire Alliance, a collaborative partnership between Network Rail, Atkins, Laing O’Rourke and VolkerRail, to provide a faster, more reliable network for the travelling public on the West Coast Main Line near Crewe.
Professor Lord Mair presents G.I. Taylor Lecture on fracking and protecting Big Ben from tunnelling subsidence
Fracking for shale gas extraction has been the subject of intense debate. Many myths, mistruths and misunderstandings abound – frequently fuelled by the media – but there are also understandable concerns.
Head of CSIC, Professor Lord Mair, has been introduced to the House of Lords. The introduction ceremony takes place in the Lords Chamber before each new Member is able to take their seat in the House. The ceremony of introduction of newly created peers dates in its present form from 1621.
Research led by CSIC Co-Investigator, Professor Roberto Cipolla, is developing two technologies that use deep learning techniques to help machines to see and recognise their location and surroundings.
A CSIC-developed energy harvester has been tested on the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland where, powered only by traffic and wind induced bridge vibrations, it was demonstrated successfully powering a wireless mote which transmitted data to a receiver mote.
Professor Lord Mair, Head of CSIC, and Professor Kenichi Soga, CSIC Co-Investigator, presented the activities of CSIC at the Innovation for Infrastructure UK-Japan Workshop on Ageing Transport Infrastructure Management, held at the British Embassy in Tokyo.
Smart infrastructure revolution needs investment: article by Jennifer Schooling published in Infrastructure Intelligence
The future success of the smart infrastructure revolution has reached a tipping point. But, says CSIC director Jennifer Schooling, industry collaboration is vital.
CSIC Industry Partners Crossrail, London Underground and Senceive have won top awards at the 2015 New Civil Engineer International Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards.
View video: Professor Lord Mair, Head of CSIC, makes the case for smart infrastructure to Antony Oliver, Editor of Infrastructure Intelligence
Industry must adopt smart technology to deliver and manage a robust and sustainable infrastructure for the UK.
The flagship lecture of the Royal Academy of Engineering was presented by Professor Lord Mair, Head of CSIC, on 24 November and is now available to watch here.
CSIC’s mission to transform the future of infrastructure and support the UK to become a world leader in the fields of sensing technologies, asset management and smart city development is assured following the announcement of a further five years funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Innovate UK.
Musa Chunge, who recently completed his MPhil research at CSIC, has been named as one of Sir John Armitt’s apprentices for 2015/16.
Key industry players demand more women in engineering – including CSIC Director Jennifer Schooling
CSIC’s comprehensive instrumentation of the Department of Engineering’s James Dyson Building has achieved a first.
CSIC’s key aim is that the technologies emerging from world-leading research taking place here at the University of Cambridge are used to transform the construction industry to achieve sustainability in an integrated way.
The Civil Engineering Triennial Summit 2015: Resilience and Growth for Future Cities 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.
The annual CSIC Industry Partner Summer Event, which took place at Peterhouse College, combined Pecha Kucha presentations, afternoon tea and croquet on the lawn.
Professor Robert Mair, Head of CSIC, has been appointed to the House of Lords as an independent crossbencher.
Heba Bevan and Mehdi Alhaddad, 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.
Game Changer article by CSIC Co-Investigator Elisabete Silva published in Infrastructure Intelligence
SimCity is becoming reality as dynamic simulation models allow cities to adapt their masterplans as political and social needs change says Elisabete Silva
Professor Robert Mair, Head of CSIC, will give this year’s Hinton Lecture, the flagship annual lecture of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
CSIC Co-Investigator Professor Kenichi Soga presents the inaugural Skempton Lecture at record-breaking conference
The inaugural Skempton Lecture of the XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, titled The Role of Distributed Sensing in Understanding the Engineering Performance of Geotechnical Structures, was given by CSIC Co-Investigator Professor Kenichi Soga.
The latest in a series of CSIC Future Technologies Workshops, Big Data – the Art of the Possible, attracted 50 leading professionals and academics from more than 30 organisations keen to discuss big data in the context of smart infrastructure and construction.
The Government Office for Science publishes CSIC’s Head, Professor Robert Mair’s Thought Piece as part of its Foresight Future Cities project