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CSIC's spring e-Newsletter

The March 2016 Issue 6 CSIC e-Newsletter is now available.

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CSIC presents Smart Infrastructure and Construction – the Future?

The Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) hosted a timely industry event at the Royal Academy of Engineering, London on 15 March 2016 to foster discussion among key decision makers on the future of smart infrastructure and construction.

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CSIC experts write industry best practice and technology guides for ICE

CSIC’s leading experts across the fields of asset management, wireless sensors, distributed fibre optic strain sensing and bridge monitoring have written a series of industry best practice and technology guides to be published in conjunction with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

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CSIC research associate is SET for Britain

Sinan Acikgoz, a CSIC research associate, presented to members of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee at this year’s SET for Britain event held at the House of Commons in London.

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CSIC at House of Commons

Professor Lord Mair, Head of CSIC, and Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director of CSIC, were among a select number of scientists and engineers at the RISE Connect event organised by the Engineering and Physical Research Council (EPSRC).

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CSIC’s Mehdi Alhaddad wins Digital Innovation award and judges commend CSattAR for “strong potential in the broader context of monitoring infrastructure works”

Mehdi Alhaddad has won the coveted Highly Commended Digital Innovation category at this year’s Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) International Innovation and Research Awards for his Photogrammetric Monitoring of Construction Environments and Surrounding Assets.

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CSIC event at Royal Academy of Engineering presents case for industry adoption of the ‘digital revolution’

CSIC will host a prestigious event for industry, titled Smart Infrastructure and Construction – the Future? to showcase opportunities presented by smart infrastructure solutions and highlight the importance of industry adoption of the ‘digital revolution’.

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CSIC PhD student to speak at Ground Engineering Instrumentation and Monitoring 2016

Mehdi Alhaddad, a CSIC PhD student, will be speaking at this year’s Ground Engineering Instrumentation and Monitoring conference taking place on March 15 to 16, at Inmarsat, London.

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Urban underground infrastructure focus for Laing O'Rourke seminar

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.

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CSIC industry partner Senceive wins Subcontractor of the Year award

CSIC Industry Partner Senceive has been awarded the Subcontractor of the Year - Micro Award at the UK Rail Industry Awards 2016.

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Assessing Victorian masonry arch bridges for asset management

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.

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CSIC International Advisory Group Chair brings Terzaghi Lecture to Cambridge

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Professor Lord Mair introduced to the House of Lords

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.

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New smartphone-based system teaches machines to see

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.

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New vibration energy harvester powers-up on Forth Road Bridge

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.

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UK and Japan share innovation for ageing infrastructure

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.

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CSIC Industry Partners win NCE International Tunnelling Awards

CSIC Industry Partners Crossrail, London Underground and Senceive have won top awards at the 2015 New Civil Engineer International Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards.

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View lecture: Professor Lord Mair presents Hinton Lecture 2015

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.

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CSIC secures funding for next five years

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.

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Former CSIC researcher named apprentice to Sir John Armitt

Musa Chunge, who recently completed his MPhil research at CSIC, has been named as one of Sir John Armitt’s apprentices for 2015/16.

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Instrumentation of new Dyson Building achieves a first

CSIC’s comprehensive instrumentation of the Department of Engineering’s James Dyson Building has achieved a first.

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