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CSIC projects shortlisted for three NCE TechFest Awards

Announcement of the New Civil Engineer TechFest Awards 2019 shortlists includes two CSIC projects as finalists for three awards.

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NRFIS launched online

The National Research Facility for Infrastructure Sensing (NRFIS) has launched its website and Twitter account this week.

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Visiting student wins award from home university

Gianluigi Della Ragione, a visiting student to CSIC, received an award for the best student in the structural and geotechnical engineering department in 2019 from the University of Naples Federico II.

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Sakthy Selvakumaran awarded Newnham College Research Fellowship

PhD student at the Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology receives research fellowship to continue work in satellite monitoring of infrastructure.

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Digitalisation for smarter cities paper published by ICE Journal of Smart Infrastructure and Construction

A paper titled ‘Digitalisation for smarter cities: moving from a static to a dynamic view’ co-authored by CSIC Research Associates and Investigators has been published by the Institution for Civil Engineers (ICE) Journal of Smart Infrastructure and Construction (SMIC).

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Dr Anne Kemp awarded OBE

Dr Anne Kemp, Chair of the UK BIM Alliance and Fellow and Technical Director for Digital Engineering and BIM Strategy and Development at Atkins has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2019 for services to Digital Construction Innovation.

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CSIC rockfall monitoring system wins Rail Partnership award

CSIC fibre optic sensing systems designed for Hooley Cutting, which carries the main railway line from London to Brighton through the North Downs, won the Best Use of Technology award at the Rail Partnership Awards held last night (5 June), in Birmingham.

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International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction full programme now online

The full programme for the International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC), that takes place at Churchill College, Cambridge, is now available to view online.

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CSIC collaborations shortlisted for best use of technology award

Two CSIC projects have been shortlisted for the Rail Partnership Awards 2019. ‘Structural Health Monitoring Systems’ and ‘Smart Railway Infrastructure’ have both been shortlisted for the Best Use of Technology category which recognises suppliers that have used new technologies to help transform Britain’s railway demonstrating new ways of working, cutting-edge technologies or novel approaches that benefit users.

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Environment Agency Karen Alford talks digital transformation in ICE Knowledge Podcast

The process of digitising assets and increasing importance of data curation and sharing is discussed in an Institution of Engineers (ICE) Knowledge Podcast featuring Karen Alford, Flood and Coastal Risk Manager for the Environment Agency, specialising in asset data and information.

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CSIC collaborative paper wins prestigious ASCE award

A paper co-authored by CSIC researchers and academics has been awarded the 2019 James Croes Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

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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), CSIC features a series of interviews to showcase the talent and diversity of women working in science and engineering with CSIC.

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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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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.