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CSattAR monitoring system, developed by CSIC’s Mehdi Alhaddad, has been shortlisted for three NCE Tunnelling & Underground Space Awards – Design Innovation of the Year, Ground Investigation and Monitoring Award and Technical Innovation of the Year.
The International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC) 2016, organised and hosted by CSIC, will bring together world-leading academics and practitioners from the fields of infrastructure planning, asset management and sensing.
Innovation must enable us to work smarter, not harder says Keith Bowers, head of tunnels at London Underground
Dr Keith Bowers CEng, FICE, MIMMM, FGS is Principal Tunnel Engineer at London Underground Transport for London and a member of CSIC’s Steering Group
The CSIC Annual Lecture 2015 called for bold ideas and the need for change and innovation in transport infrastructure.
UtterBerry wins 2015 Constructing Excellence Innovation Award and is hailed as “a quantum step in measurement sensors”
UtterBerry wireless sensors, devised and developed by CSIC PhD student, Heba Bevan, will “revolutionise civil engineering instrumentation and monitoring, rendering the task easier to perform, with better measurement precision, and yielding dependable results in real time” according to judges at the Constructing Excellence Awards 2015.
A paper co-authored by CSIC colleagues and Industry Partners, has been awarded the Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) prestigious Russell Crampton Prize, the prize for the best paper in the journal Geotechnical Engineering.
CSIC’s Asset Management team has won a prize for the Best Poster and Presentation at the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) Annual Conference 2015.
Industry Partner Cementation Skanska explains the benefits of its long-term collaboration with CSIC in the leading monthly industry title Ground Engineering.
UtterBerry, a CSIC spin-out, swept the board at the prestigious Ground Engineering Awards 2015, announced today at London’s Hilton Park Lane.
Expecting the Unexpected article by CSIC's Duncan McFarlane and Tariq Masood published in Infrastructure Intelligence
The key to long-term management of infrastructure lies in futureproofing, say Duncan McFarlane and Dr Tariq Masood.
The award-winning UtterBerry, a low-power, wireless sensing device, designed by CSIC PhD student Heba Bevan, is shortlisted for the Innovation category in the Constructing Excellence Awards 2015.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.