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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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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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