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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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Roundup - industry conferences and Future Technology Workshops

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.

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CSIC supports ICE conferences

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.

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CSIC Industry Partner Summer Event

The annual CSIC Industry Partner Summer Event, which took place at Peterhouse College, combined Pecha Kucha presentations, afternoon tea and croquet on the lawn.

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Professor Robert Mair is appointed to House of Lords

Professor Robert Mair, Head of CSIC, has been appointed to the House of Lords as an independent crossbencher.

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CSIC secures six nominations for the NCE Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards 2015

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.

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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

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CSIC Head to deliver the flagship annual lecture of the Royal Academy of Engineering

CSIC Head to deliver the flagship annual lecture of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Professor Robert Mair, Head of CSIC, will give this year’s Hinton Lecture, the flagship annual lecture of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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CSIC Co-Investigator Professor Kenichi Soga presents the inaugural Skempton Lecture at record-breaking conference

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.

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Big Data – the art of the possible

Big Data – the art of the possible

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.

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How will city infrastructure and sensors be made smart?

The Government Office for Science publishes CSIC’s Head, Professor Robert Mair’s Thought Piece as part of its Foresight Future Cities project

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CSattAR is shortlisted for three NCE Tunnelling & Underground Space Awards

CSattAR is shortlisted for three NCE Tunnelling & Underground Space Awards

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.

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CSIC to host The International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC) 2016

CSIC to host The International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC) 2016

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.

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CSIC Annual Lecture 2015

CSIC Annual Lecture 2015

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

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CSIC Annual Lecture calls for innovation in transport infrastructure

CSIC Annual Lecture calls for innovation in transport infrastructure

The CSIC Annual Lecture 2015 called for bold ideas and the need for change and innovation in transport infrastructure.

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UtterBerry wins 2015 Constructing Excellence Innovation Award and is hailed as “a quantum step in measurement sensors”

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.

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CSIC secures ICE Russell Crampton Prize for best paper in journal

CSIC secures ICE Russell Crampton Prize for best paper in journal

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.

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CSIC wins prize at the Institute of Asset Management Annual Conference

CSIC wins prize at the Institute of Asset Management Annual Conference

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.

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Ground Engineering article proves performance of CSIC and Cementation Skanska collaboration

Ground Engineering article proves performance of CSIC and Cementation Skanska collaboration

Industry Partner Cementation Skanska explains the benefits of its long-term collaboration with CSIC in the leading monthly industry title Ground Engineering.

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UtterBerry sweeps the board at Ground Engineering Awards 2015

UtterBerry sweeps the board at Ground Engineering Awards 2015

UtterBerry, a CSIC spin-out, swept the board at the prestigious Ground Engineering Awards 2015, announced today at London’s Hilton Park Lane.

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CSIC spin-out attracts more awards

CSIC spin-out attracts more awards

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.

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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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