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Principal Tower featured in The Structural Engineer

An article about the design and construction of Principal Tower, London, has been published in the Structural Engineer Journal, the flagship publication of the Institution of Structural Engineers.

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Director of CSIC presents keynote lecture at the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management

Dr Jennifer Schooling OBE, Director of CSIC, presented a keynote lecture at UCL’s Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management as part of a programme to bring together leading practitioners, academics and professionals in project management, economics and construction to share experience and spark discussions around the future of infrastructure.

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CNBC programme features Energy Efficient Cities Initiative, CSIC and Alan Turing Institute collaborative project

An underground farming project is the focus for a business and finance cable television network CNBC programme presenting research aimed at reducing energy consumption. The programme features CSIC investigator and head of the cross-disciplinary Energy Efficient Cities Initiative (EECi) Dr Ruchi Choudhary and EECi PhD researcher Melanie Jans-Singh.

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CSIC showcases Smart Infrastructure at the 2019 Cambridge Science Festival

The Department of Engineering welcomed more than 1,000 people on Saturday (16 March) for a day of activities, demonstrations and talks for the annual Cambridge Science Festival.

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CSIC in final shortlist for Ground Engineering Awards 2019

CSIC has been shortlisted in six categories for the Ground Engineering Awards 2019, for the Hooley Cuttings Fibre Optic Sensing project.

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Director of CSIC talks data and digital twins in BIM+ interview

BIM+, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) publication, has published an interview with CSIC Director Dr Jennifer Schooling OBE that discusses BIM as information management across the whole lifecycle of an asset.

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CSIC and Smart Cambridge plan to improve journeys to work

The future of commuting into Cambridge, including how congestion can be reduced and air quality improved, will be explored as part of a new collaboration between CSIC and Smart Cambridge.

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Registration for the International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC) is now open

The 2019 International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC) will bring together world-leading academics and practitioners from the fields of infrastructure planning, asset management and sensing.

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Director of CSIC states the case for construction and infrastructure industries to secure better value from data

This month’s Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Construction Journal features an article written by Dr Jennifer Schooling stating the case for securing better value from data.

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Head of CSIC makes case for off-site manufacture for construction in House of Lords debate

Professor Lord Robert Mair, a member of the Science and Technology Select Committee which recently undertook an inquiry into the potential of off-site manufacture, contributed to a House of Lords debate about transforming construction. Lord Mair has also written an article published by PoliticsHome stating the case for off-site manufacture technologies.

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Director of CSIC awarded OBE in New Year’s Honours list 2019

Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director of CSIC and Chair of the Research Strategy Steering Group at the Centre for Digital Built Britain, has been awarded an OBE for services to Engineering and to Digital Construction.

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Industry partners and academics plan collaborative projects at 2018 Strategy Day

Infrastructure and construction partners joined academics for the annual CSIC Strategy Day, on Monday 3 December, to identify projects that will be developed to address real industry challenges.

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CSIC collaborative project wins New Civil Engineer tunnelling award for innovation

The project, titled ‘Fibre Bragg Grating-Based Real-Time and Low Maintenance Strain Monitoring of Existing Assets’, won the Innovation in Instrumentation and Monitoring award which recognises innovation and excellence in site surveying and monitoring on tunnelling projects.

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CSIC high-rise monitoring project features in Civil Engineering Surveyor and noted in Concrete Society's Awards for Excellence in Concrete

An innovative distributed fibre optic sensor (DFOS) monitoring system that can be embedded within the structure of a high-rise building to continuously measure the shortening of columns and walls along the entire building height, as the building is being constructed, is featured in the monthly journal of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

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CSIC hosts roundtable at the Global Engineering Conference to discuss data as an engineering tool to mitigate climate change

CSIC held a roundtable discussion as a fringe event at the Global Engineering Congress (GEC) at the ICE Headquarters in London. The roundtable, Smart sustainability - Data and information as engineering tools to mitigate climate change, included leading figures from the infrastructure and construction sector, academia, sustainability, finance, insurance, development and policy.

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Professor Lord Robert Mair on international collaboration post-Brexit at House of Lords debate

In a House of Lords debate about the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy, Professor Lord Robert Mair brought focus to the need for international collaboration post-Brexit.

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Director of CSIC elected as Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers

Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director of CSIC, has been elected as a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

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Professor Lord Robert Mair interviewed about the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report on off-site manufacture for construction

Ahead of the Government’s response to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report titled 'Off-site Manufacture for construction: building for change', Professor Lord Robert Mair, Head of CSIC, and a member of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, is featured in the industry publication Infrastructure Intelligence.

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Presentations from CSIC Industry Partner Garden Party now available to view

The annual CSIC Industry Partner Garden Party, held at Peterhouse College, showcased a range of innovative Research Associate projects

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CSIC collaborative project wins New Civil Engineer TechFest 2018 award

A collaborative project between CSIC and industry partners Geocisa UK, Dragados and Transport for London, monitoring heritage buildings with fibre optic sensors during the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade, has won the New Civil Engineer (NCE) TechFest 2018 Award for Research Impact: Application in the Industry.

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Interview with Director of CSIC in Civil Engineering Surveyor

In an interview for the Civil Engineering Surveyor, the monthly journal of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES), Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director of CSIC, sets out how CSIC is working to transform infrastructure and construction through smarter information.

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CSIC’s innovative monitoring system for the Bank Station capacity upgrade is featured in Tunnelling Journal

CSIC’s collaboration with the contractor Dragados, its monitoring arm Geocisa and London Underground has been featured in the leading industry publication Tunnelling Journal.

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CSIC collaborative partner projects shortlisted for two New Civil Engineer tunnelling awards

Collaborations between CSIC, Geocisa UK, Dragados and Transport for London have been shortlisted for two New Civil Engineer (NCE) 2018 Tunnelling Awards.

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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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CSIC is an Innovation and Knowledge Centre funded by EPSRC, Innovate UK and industry. We develop cutting edge sensing and data analysis models to provide a powerful platform for delivering data to enable smarter whole-life asset management decisions, for both new infrastructure and existing assets. CSIC collaborates with partner organisations across policy, standards and industry adoption to effect transformative change, deliver benefits to all stakeholders and establish the UK as a global leader in digital construction.