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CSIC report for DfT published

'Just how 'smart' is our transport infrastructure?' Earlier this year , the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) at the University of Cambridge was commissioned to prepare a report outlining a series of policy recommendations for the Government's Transport Chief Scientific Advisor.

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CSIC and industry collaboration is shortlisted for innovation award

A collaborative initiative between CSIC, Atkins, Laing O’Rourke, VolkerRail and Network Rail has been shortlisted for an Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Award.

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New paper published by CSIC defines Smart Infrastructure

A new paper that defines smart infrastructure and its benefits has been launched on CSIC’s website today.

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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), we introduce a series of interviews that showcases the talent and diversity of women working in science and engineering with CSIC.

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CSattAR shortlisted for three New Civil Engineer Tunnelling Awards

A novel monitoring technology, CSattAR, designed and developed by CSIC PhD student Mehdi Alhaddad has been shortlisted for three New Civil Engineer Tunnelling Awards 2016, the annual awards that showcase the best in tunneling expertise.

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Ground-breaking MEMS vibration energy harvester paper published in Nature Scientific Reports

A ground-breaking paper reporting the experimental observation of up to 28 orders of parametric resonance, which has, until now, only been predicted in the theoretical realm, has been published in Scientific Reports.

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Advances in sensing will shape the future of ‘smart infrastructure’

Infrastructure contributes significantly to the economic and social well-being of our cities, but changing demographics and increased usage means there is pressing need to assess the resilience of our physical infrastructure – buildings, water, energy, transport and communication networks – for the future.

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The University of Cambridge hosts APESS 2016

Civil engineering students from around the world travelled to Cambridge to learn from international experts in the field of smart structures for a three-week summer school sponsored by CSIC.

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The International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC) sets agenda for change

The International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC) 2016, organised and hosted by CSIC, brought together world-leading academics and practitioners from the fields of infrastructure planning, asset management and sensing.

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Talking Heads – Senceive

CSIC introduces an occasional series of Q&A sessions to showcase the expertise and innovation of its Industry Partners. Simon Maddison, Chief Operating Officer at Senceive, launches the series.

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Cementation Skanska and CSIC win at the Ground Engineering magazine awards.

Cementation Skanska and CSIC win the Editor’s Award at the 2016 Ground Engineering Awards for the development of CemOptics.

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ICE Smart Infrastructure and Construction Journal

In 2017, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is launching a new journal, Smart Infrastructure and Construction, as part of its Proceedings series.

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Staffordshire Alliance receives two industry awards

The Staffordshire Alliance project has won the best Major Project at the Rail Industry Innovation Awards (Modern Railways) and the Collaborative Working accolade at the 2016 UK Railway Industry Awards (Rail Technology Magazine).

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Research Associate awarded 1851 Research Fellowship from the Royal Commission

Sinan Açikgöz, a Research Associate at CSIC, has been awarded an 1851 Royal Commission Science and Engineering Research Fellowship.

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CSIC spin-out secures £0.7m to address market for smart infrastructure, sensors and Internet of Things

8power Limited, a new company spun out of the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction at the University of Cambridge to develop and commercialise novel technology for sensing and measurement in industrial applications, has received initial funding of approximately £700,000 from IP Group plc (LSE: IPO), the University of Cambridge and the University of Cambridge Enterprise Fund III, managed by Parkwalk Advisors.

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Innovating flexible solutions for hard problems

In the face of extreme events that could impact lifeline systems, Professor Tom O’Rourke says industry and academia must work together to innovate the next generation of hazard resilient underground infrastructure.

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CSIC Annual Review 2016

This year’s Annual Review is sub-titled Implementing Innovation and presents CSIC’s most recent projects and activities.

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CSIC head champions advanced sensing technologies for structural health monitoring

Professor Lord Mair has written an opinion piece for the May issue of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) international journal Forensic Engineering.

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The CSIC-instrumented James Dyson Building for Engineering features in Electro Optics

CSIC's instrumentation of the James Dyson Building for Engineering, Cambridge’s first ‘smart building’, features in the June issue of Electro Optics. The magazine is a leading resource for engineers involved in photonics business, technology and applications published 10 times a year.

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CSattAR features in Civil Engineering Surveyor

CSattAR a photogrammetric system developed by CSIC PhD student Medhi Alhaddad has been profiled in the June edition of Civil Engineering Surveyor.

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Head of CSIC appointed to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology

Professor Lord Mair, Head of CSIC, has been appointed to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology. This was announced on 25 May.

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Lord Mair stresses the role of engineering innovation for future economic growth in House of Lords debate

Head of CSIC, Professor Lord Mair, has called for increased investment in engineering innovation, skills and training during a debate in the House of Lords addressing the economy and UK prospects.

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CSIC Director features in Materials World

A roundtable debate about transport infrastructure in the UK, published in the May issue of Materials World, features a number of expert contributors, including Dr Jennifer Schooling, CSIC Director.

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CSIC’s Mehdi Alhaddad receives Innovation & Research Award

Mehdi Alhaddad, a PhD student at CSIC, has been awarded the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) International Innovation and Research Award for Photogrammetric Monitoring of Construction Environments and Surrounding Assets.

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Professor Lord Mair makes maiden speech at House of Lords

Head of CSIC, Professor Lord Mair, made his maiden speech to the House of Lords today, Thursday 14 April.

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CSIC's spring e-Newsletter

The March 2016 Issue 6 CSIC e-Newsletter is now available.

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CSIC presents Smart Infrastructure and Construction – the Future?

The Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) hosted a timely industry event at the Royal Academy of Engineering, London on 15 March 2016 to foster discussion among key decision makers on the future of smart infrastructure and construction.

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CSIC experts write industry best practice and technology guides for ICE

CSIC’s leading experts across the fields of asset management, wireless sensors, distributed fibre optic strain sensing and bridge monitoring have written a series of industry best practice and technology guides to be published in conjunction with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

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CSIC research associate is SET for Britain

Sinan Acikgoz, a CSIC research associate, presented to members of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee at this year’s SET for Britain event held at the House of Commons in London.

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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.