CSIC partners with Cementation Skanska to develop CemOptics
Cementation Skanska is using distributed fibre optic sensing techniques on an unprecedented scale for pile and wall integrity testing during current excavation work constructing the Northern Line Extension. This novel application of fibre optic sensing emerged from research at the University of Cambridge and was standardised by CSIC to technology-readiness levels required for industry adoption.
Remote monitoring at CERN
We are working in collaboration with Industry Partner CERN and Arup engineers to identify suitable remote monitoring technologies to help maintain tunnels and other infrastructure at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, in Switzerland, which are showing some signs of movement at certain sections.
First time detail monitoring & data collection at the Staffordshire Alliance
This project represents the first time new bridges have been instrumented in real detail - using resilient, easy-to-install and cost effective fibre optic sensors - to understand the structural behaviour of a new bridge from the moment it is created.
Working with Industry Partners Arup, CH2M HILL and iMETRUM, CSIC installed four different pioneering monitoring devices at specific locations inside a 40-metre stretch of the disused, 100-year-old Royal Mail tunnel, at Crossrail’s Liverpool Street Station, where the new tunnel was being constructed parallel beneath it.
Fibre Optic strain sensors asses pile foundations for reuse at Bevis Marks
Computer Vision technology remote monitoring in National Grid tunnel
Fibre optic measurements in segmental tunnel linings for National Grid and Crossrail