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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.


Image: Prof Lord Robert Mair (left) with Prof John Burland at CSIC's Industry Partner Summer Party

Professor Lord Robert Mair, Head of CSIC, welcomed Partners, CSIC Steering Group members and associates to the event, and acknowledged the support and collaboration that is key to CSIC’s success. Special thanks were extended to Professor John Burland CBE, Chair of the Steering Group.

Industry Partners attending the event included representatives from EPSRC, Innovate UK, CH2M, Highways England, Skanska, HS2, WSP, CERN, Laing O’Rourke, BP International, Mott MacDonald, Topcon, Assetscape and Bentley Systems.

Jennifer Schooling, Director of CSIC, introduced the Pecha Kuchas that presented a range of innovative research projects in a concise and fast-paced format comprising 12 slides shown for 20 seconds each.

Dr Schooling said: “Working with Industry Partners enables collaboration, knowledge transfer and open engagement which helps UK infrastructure and construction organisations to succeed. By collaborating with Partners, CSIC is able to accelerate the process of implementation of research outputs which delivers value to stakeholders by improving margins, reducing costs, enhancing returns and extending the productive life of assets.”

The CSIC Pecha Kucha-style presentations are now available to view:

Liam Butler, CSIC Research Associate: Data Centric Engineering – a new language for 21st century civil engineering. View here

Andrea Franza, CSIC Research Associate: A design tool to predict 3D structure deformations due to tunnelling. View here 

Marco Pascariello, visiting Masters student: New analysis and monitoring tools for tunnelling-induced damage. View here 

Daniel Brackenbury, CSIC PhD student: Automating the visual inspection process for masonry arch bridge condition monitoring. View here 

Bingyu Zhao, CSIC PhD student: Can we fix the potholes? Data, model and management of city-scale pavement degradation. View here 

Zhenglin Liang, CSIC Research Associate: Asset management for bridge systems. View here

Read more about working with CSIC here