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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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Lord Mair, Head of CSIC and ICE President, selects his Future Leaders

Head of CSIC and incoming ICE President, Professor Lord Robert Mair, selects the Future Leaders for his term in office.

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Head of CSIC and newly-appointed ICE President presents new vision for transforming civil engineering at his inaugural speech

Professor Lord Robert Mair, Head of CSIC, became the 153rd President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) last night (7 November) and presented his President’s Address setting out his aims and objectives for the year ahead.

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Professor Lord Robert Mair, Head of CSIC, to become ICE president

Professor Lord Robert Mair, Head of CSIC, to become ICE president

The Head of CSIC, Professor Lord Robert Mair will become the 153rd President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) on 7 November.

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Watch the making of CSIC’s Smart Tunnel at the ICE Tunnel Engineering Exhibition

This week marks the last opportunity to visit the popular Tunnel Engineering Exhibition at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), in London, before it closes on 9 November.

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Director of CSIC to speak about Smart Infrastructure at Innovate 2017

Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director of CSIC, will speak at an Innovate 2017 panel discussion titled 'Urban systems: how to build a school where children achieve more'.

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Sensors make the world’s first 3D printed steel bridge a ‘living laboratory’

Dr Mohammed Elshafie, CSIC Co-Investigator, is collaborating with a team from The Alan Turing Institute, Imperial College London and 3D printing company MX3D to measure, monitor and analyse the performance of a 3D printed footbridge due to be installed across a canal in Amsterdam in 2018.

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CSIC Co-Investigator shortlisted for prestigious Newton Prize

CSIC Co-Investigator Dr Ajith Parlikad has been shortlisted for the 2017 Newton Prize, an annual £1 million fund awarded for the best research or innovation that supports the economic development and social welfare of developing countries.

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Industry Partner Summer Event at Trinity Hall

CSIC hosted its annual Industry Partner Summer Party that combined a selection of Pecha Kucha-style presentations by Research Associates and PhD students with afternoon tea.

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Tunnels & Tunnelling profiles Head of CSIC

Professor Lord Robert Mair talks British civil engineering past, present and future in an interview published by Tunnels & Tunnelling.

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Computer vision system helps to prevent tall trucks from hitting bridges

A tall truck hits a bridge every four and a half hours in the UK causing traffic chaos and thousands of pounds in bridge inspection, repair and maintenance costs.

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A paper co-authored by CSIC investigators has been awarded the Telford Premium prize from ICE Publishing

A CSIC-authored paper titled ‘Towards the future-proofing of UK infrastructure’ has received the prestigious Telford Premium prize, awarded for best paper in journal by the ICE Editorial Panel, the ICE Publishing Awards 2017.

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CSIC spin-out 8power wins technical award

The start-up company 8power, specialists in vibration energy harvesting and self-powered wireless sensors, has been awarded Best Technical Development in Energy Harvesting at the 2017 IDTechEX conference in Berlin.

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Head of CSIC contributes to House of Lords debate on improving digital understanding

A debate opened by Baroness Lane-Fox in the House of Lords has called for improved digital understanding at all levels of United Kingdom society.

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UKCRIC formally launched at the International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure 2017

The launch of the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC), a major UK research programme established with an investment of £125 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), marks the government’s commitment to investment in infrastructure research that will support the nation’s changing needs and grow the economy.

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CSIC Steering Group member appointed Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineers

Dr Keith Bowers, Head of Tunnels at London Underground and a member of CSIC’s Steering Group, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Fellowship of the Academy is considered to be one of the highest national honours that an engineer may receive.

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Head of CSIC shapes debate on a smart approach to 21st century city infrastructure

Professor Lord Robert Mair, Head of CSIC, states the case for smart infrastructure as key to the success of smart cities in an article featured in the Journal of The Foundation for Science and Technology.

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CSIC Steering Group member gives evidence to House of Lords on European Standards post-Brexit

Dr Scott Steedman CBE, Director of Standards at The British Standards Institution (BSI), has given evidence to the House of Lords EU Justice sub-committee regarding European Standards regulation post-Brexit.

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Prof Lord Mair highlights role of virtual reality in transforming infrastructure in Ingenia

Professor Lord Robert Mair, Head of CSIC, has written a letter published in the Royal Academy of Engineering’s magazine and website Ingenia (Issue 71, June 2017) outlining the ways in which virtual reality (VR) has a crucial role to play in transforming infrastructure and construction.

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CSIC Annual Review 2017 is now available

The 2017 CSIC Annual Review is now available online and in print.

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CSIC’s innovative approach to condition monitoring railway bridges features in Rail Technology Magazine

An article written by CSIC Research Associates Liam Butler and Nicky de Battista that highlights the benefits of installing fibre optic sensors in rail infrastructure has been published in industry title Rail Technology Magazine (RTM).

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Managing Risks to Infrastructure with Real-Time Monitoring of Performance

The CSIC Distinguished Lecture 2017 was presented on 19 June by Dr W. Allen Marr, the founder and CEO Geocomp Corporation, a leading US-based company providing comprehensive geostructural design and performance monitoring services to clients across the United States and around the globe.

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Infrastructure Intelligence publishes article about pioneering research project WindAfrica

Industry publication Infrastructure Intelligence has published an article highlighting a collaborative research project that aims to address challenges to the development of sustainable energy in Africa.

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Emerging Connections workshop launches CSIC’s Transitioning Cities programme sponsored by the Ove Arup Foundation

The annual symposia AUM (Applied Urban Modelling) 2017 featured the CSIC-hosted workshop, Emerging Connections: Tomorrow’s Cities and their Infrastructure, which marked the first event in the Centre’s new Transitioning Cities programme, which is sponsored by the Ove Arup Foundation.

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CSIC and ICE publish Guidance Paper on Intelligent Assets for Tomorrow’s Infrastructure

A new report by CSIC and ICE Asset Management group that introduces the concept of smart infrastructure and intelligent assets is now available.

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CSIC collaborates on Smart, resilient underground infrastructure testing at Cornell University

CSIC assisted researchers at the Cornell Geotechnical Lifelines Large-Scale Testing Facility, in Ithica, New York, last month to install fibre optic sensors in readiness for a first-of-its-kind experiment.

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CSIC Distinguished Lecture 2017 given by founder of Geocomp Corporation

Dr W. Allen Marr, the founder and CEO of leading US-based, real-time performance monitoring and active risk management Geocomp Corporation, will present the CSIC Distinguished Lecture 2017.

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Prof Lord Mair at FST Debate on Making Cities Work

Professor Lord Robert Mair was one of three speakers at the Foundation for Science and Technology (FST) debate on 24 May at the Royal Society - Making cities work, the application of technology, science and infrastructure improvements to create a place where citizens wish to live.

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PhD Studentship in partnership with Arup

PhD Studentship in Thermal Integrity Testing of Deep Foundations, Instrumentation and Interpretation

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