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Read more at: Read CSIC paper on pile monitoring

Read CSIC paper on pile monitoring

A paper on the distributed fiber optic (FO) monitoring of a continuous flight auger (CFA) pile has been published in the Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering journal. The open access paper, authored by Yi Rui, Nicholas de Battista, Cedric Kechavarzi, Xiaomin Xu and Mei Yin and titled ‘ Distributed fiber optic...

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Read more at: CSIC Smart Infrastructure Blog on Computer Vision for civil engineering published today

CSIC Smart Infrastructure Blog on Computer Vision for civil engineering published today

This month’s CSIC Smart Infrastructure Blog by Vladimir Vilde, CSIC Research Associate, invites industry practitioners interested in deploying Computer Vision-based solutions to join a new special interest group. The Blog follows a CSIC workshop, led by Vilde, held earlier this year where there was expressed interest from...

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Read more at: ‘It’s a green revolution and it’s powered by data’ – Growing Underground

‘It’s a green revolution and it’s powered by data’ – Growing Underground

Growing Underground, the project led by CSIC Investigator Dr Ruchi Choudhary, is said to be a ‘green revolution’, which is ‘powered by data’ in a new feature published by the University of Cambridge . Cambridge researchers are working alongside the founders of the underground farm – located 120 ft below the busy streets of...

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Read more at: Resilience of rail infrastructure

Resilience of rail infrastructure

Following the tragic events near Stonehaven on 12 August, when a train derailment led to three people losing their lives, the Earthworks Management Task Force, led by Professor Lord Robert Mair, Head of CSIC, has completed its report and recommendations. The Secretary of State requested an assessment of the impact of...

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A green city

CSIC publishes Carbon Reduction Code

CSIC has today launched the Draft Carbon Reduction Code for use by clients, consultants, contractors and supply chain members across all sectors of the built environment. The Carbon Reduction Code has been developed by the Achieving Net Zero Cross-Industry Working Group convened by the Cambridge Centre for Smart...

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Read more at: How on Earth?

How on Earth?

An online event to discuss how the Built Environment sector will organise to meet monumental challenges in the race to net zero. The London South Bank University (LSBU) School of Built Environment and Architecture’s fourth Seminar in its Climate Emergency Events Series will ask: 'How on Earth is the Built Environment...

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Read more at: Delivering the next generation of infrastructure

Delivering the next generation of infrastructure

Dr Jennifer Schooling will be part of a panel discussing ‘Creating smart infrastructure’ at the 2021 Infrastructure Ireland online conference on 25 March. The one-day conference, organised by Eolas magazine , will consider how to deliver the next generation of infrastructure, from healthcare and housing to communications...

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Cambridge Festival

CSIC events at the inaugural Cambridge Festival

The new, interdisciplinary Cambridge Festival (replacing the Cambridge Science Festival and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas) featured more than 350 events and activities – including a number hosted by CSIC. CSIC Investigator Dr Ruchi Choudhary presented ‘Growing Underground’, a talk about how urban agriculture is being...

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Read more at: Latest CSIC Smart Infrastructure Blog published today

Latest CSIC Smart Infrastructure Blog published today

This month’s CSIC Smart Infrastructure Blog by Dr Daniel Summerbell, CSIC Research Associate, makes the case for categorising opportunities for material efficiency in construction. Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN), is a collaborative project with the University of Bath and Dundee and aims to drive a new culture in...

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SMIC and IEEE

CSIC articles published by ICE and IEEE

Two CSIC articles on the future of infrastructure have been published in journals from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) this month. A paper titled ‘Flourishing Systems: Re-envisioning Infrastructure as a Platform for Human Flourishing’, authored by...

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