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CSIC Distinguished Lecture looks to the past and engages our conscience to explore the future

The opportunities, challenges and considerations required to make the most of data abundance provided the theme of this year’s CSIC Distinguished Lecture given by Dr Anne Kemp, Atkins Fellow and Chair of the UK BIM Alliance.

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Value of data in construction and asset management

A partner event to show the value of data in supporting engineering, construction and asset management practices was hosted by CSIC and CIRIA (Construction Industry Research and Information Association).

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House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report calls for radical overhaul of construction sector to meet housing and infrastructure needs

A new House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report titled 'Off-site Manufacture for construction: building for change' recommends off-site manufacturing (OSM) to help to increase productivity in the construction sector in order to meet pressing housing and infrastructure needs. The report sets out actions required to enable the sector to effectively implement OSM in construction.

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Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury announces launch of Digital Framework Task Group during visit to the University of Cambridge

Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick (MP) announced the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) will deliver key recommendations from the National Infrastructure Commission’s (NIC) Data for the Public Good report during his visit to the University of Cambridge (19 July).

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CSIC Annual Review 2018 now online

This year’s Annual Review, which features a foreword by Sarah Hayes, Senior Regulatory Advisor for the National Infrastructure Commission, and a contribution from Dr Anne Kemp, Director at Atkins – BIM Strategy and Development Chair, UK BIM Alliance, brings focus to the role of data to drive improved value and deliver a better experience for infrastructure users.

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Resilience of transport systems in extreme events – New Horizon 2020 project

SAFEWAY - GIS-Based Infrastructure Management System for Optimized Response to Extreme Events on Terrestrial Transport Networks

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Mind the Gap

Marking International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June, and supporting the national drive to inspire more women to build careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), CSIC features a series of interviews to showcase the talent and diversity of women working in science and engineering with CSIC.

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Director of CSIC to speak at Public Sector Show 2018

Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director of CSIC, will speak about ‘Meeting the megatrends and the future of infrastructure’ at The Public Sector Show’s National Infrastructure Forum this month.

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CSIC Investigator awarded Innovate UK funding for smart solution to improve asset management decision-making through end-user participation

A collaborative project that presents a digital approach to the way assets owned, managed and used by different parties are monitored and maintained has secured £677,000 in funding from Innovate UK.

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His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG, visits the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction

CSIC was delighted to receive the The Duke of York on Tuesday 1 May at CSIC's offices, in the James Dyson Building at the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

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Paper on autonomous vehicle detection system receives 2018 John O. Bickel Award

Bella Nguyen, former PhD student at the Laing O’Rourke Centre (LOR Centre) for Construction Information Technology (CIT) Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, and Ioannis Brilakis, CSIC Investigator and Reader at the LOR Centre, have been presented the prestigious 2018 John O. Bickel Award at the Construction Research Congress in New Orleans.

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Smart thinking – CSIC opens doors for the Science Festival

Visitors to the Department of Engineering enjoyed a range of smart activities when CSIC and the Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology opened doors for the Science Festival

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Head of CSIC calls for bold steps to secure opportunities for science, research and innovation after Brexit

Professor Lord Robert Mair made the case for continued mobility and knowledge transfer between UK and EU academia and industry post-Brexit in his introductory address to the Brexit Science and Innovation Summit.

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CSIC Research Associate appointed Group Leader to Alan Turing Institute’s Data-Centric Engineering programme

Dr Liam Butler, a CSIC Research Associate, has been cross-appointed to The Alan Turing Institute’s Data-Centric Engineering (DCE) programme from March this year

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AUM2018 brings focus to urban modelling and long-term change

The seventh in a planned series of annual symposia on applied urban simulation models, AUM2018, will take place from June 27 to June 29.

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Cybersecurity for Smart Infrastructure

CSIC’s winter Partner Event brought focus to the challenges and opportunities of Cybersecurity for Smart Infrastructure and featured a number of presentations from leading experts.

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Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment publishes Cities of the Future report

The Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment has published a 'Cities of the Future' 2017 report that brings focus to a rising world population, declining resources and a changing climate.

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Construction Leadership Council backs initiative to support new-build housing through new model forms for long-term strategic relationships

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) is working with King’s College London’s Centre of Construction Law to develop model forms for long-term strategic relationships that facilitate strategic procurement of new build housing.

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CSIC alumnus helps build Bridges to Prosperity

Former CSIC MPhil student Musa Chunge is applying his engineering expertise to support the charity Bridges to Prosperity.

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Head of CSIC, Professor Lord Mair, calls for action to close engineering and digital skills gap during House of Lords debate

The House of Lords took note of the report from the Science and Technology Committee, titled Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: The future? published in March 2017 and debated on 20 December.

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Response to the National Infrastructure Commission report: Data for the public good

The National Infrastructure Commission’s (NIC) report 'Data for the public good' (published 14 December 2017) examines the opportunities to transform UK infrastructure presented by new technology and innovations.

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Mind the gap

Supporting the national drive to inspire more women to build careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), our series of interviews showcases the talent and diversity of women working in science and engineering with CSIC.

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CSIC secures additional Partners

CSIC has secured a number of new Partners, bringing the current total of Phase Two collaborators to 24.

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Growing Underground – how smart monitoring is helping an urban farm to flourish

An innovative and award-winning urban farming facility is creating energy-efficient growing conditions in tunnels 120ft below the busy streets of Clapham in London. Micro greens and salad leaves are thriving with the help of a smart monitoring programme that records temperature, humidity and C02 levels.

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Government announces new Centre for Digital Built Britain at Cambridge

The Government have today announced £5.4 million in funding to enable the launch of a centre of excellence in Cambridge to champion the digital revolution in the built environment. The Centre is part of a landmark government-led investment in growing the UK’s construction sector.

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Head of CSIC and ICE President champions UK engineering in New Civil Engineer magazine

New Civil Engineer, the monthly magazine for members of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), has interviewed Head of CSIC and newly-appointed ICE President, Professor Lord Robert Mair, for the Presidential Interview feature.

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