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Smart talking by CSIC’s Campbell Middleton on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Smart talking by CSIC’s Campbell Middleton on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

CSIC’s Cam Middleton appeared on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire’s Sue Dougan show to discuss how CSIC technologies are helping to safeguard the future of the Scotland’s Forth Road Bridge along with various other key strategic structures.

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Where the smart money is

Where the smart money is

Leading industry magazine New Civil Engineer interviews CSIC Director Jennifer Schooling for its Infrastructure Report 2015 to learn the latest about the future of fibre optic sensing technology. CSIC’s Phil Keenan talks business for the feature, which can be read here with kind permission from NCE (nce.co.uk).

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Wireless sensing article by CSIC's Kenichi Soga in Infrastructure Intelligence

Wireless sensing article by CSIC's Kenichi Soga in Infrastructure Intelligence

In recent years sensor and communications research has been undergoing a quiet revolution, promising to have significant impact on a new generation of monitoring technologies for civil engineering infrastructure, says Professor Kenichi Soga of CSIC.

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Ground-breaking moment as James Dyson Building comes to life

Ground-breaking moment as James Dyson Building comes to life

Sensing tools developed at the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) will provide a central nervous system to the new James Dyson Building creating a hi-tech ‘living lab’. Construction has begun on the building, which will give those working inside it a chance to use their surroundings for research and teaching.

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CSIC wins industry recognition at International Tunnelling Awards

CSIC wins industry recognition at International Tunnelling Awards

CSIC has won the prestigious Ground Investigation and Monitoring Award for The Smart Tunnel at the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards, announced yesterday at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

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CSIC features in online news programme: `Working to Engineer a Better World'

CSIC features in an online news programme, promoting a greater understanding of the role engineering plays in our society and economy.

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CSIC photograph hits the headlines

CSIC photograph hits the headlines

A photograph taken by CSIC’s Dr Mohammed Elshafie is one of 10 images to appear on The Telegraph online from the University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering Photography Competition. The image is from a series of photographs Mohammed has taken showing a number of engineers and students at work on sites and projects, both under and above ground.

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Smart talking at International Infrastructure Symposium, Japan

Smart talking at International Infrastructure Symposium, Japan

CSIC co-organised the Second International Smart Infrastructure Symposium at Kansai University in Osaka, Japan, following the first symposium in November 2012 in Cambridge.

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AutoID for Smart Assets and Cities

AutoID for Smart Assets and Cities

Engineers from CrossRail, Laing O’Rourke, and ATC were among key speakers at CSIC’s Workshop on AutoID for Smart Assets and Cities which discussed the challenges of tackling asset identification.

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Lightening the Load

Lightening the Load

CSIC has completed the first ever deployment of distributed fibre optics to monitor sprayed concrete tunnel linings at Crossrail’s Liverpool Street station.

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American Civil Engineering Magazine covers CSIC

American Civil Engineering Magazine covers CSIC

The CSIC website story about the proposed testing of vibration energy harvesting on the Forth Road Bridge has made front page news on the award-winning, monthly flagship magazine of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Civil Engineering. Reaching an audience of 140,000 civil engineers worldwide, this magazine has the largest circulation in the engineering market.

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Smart talking at International Infrastructure Symposium

Smart talking at International Infrastructure Symposium

CSIC presented the Second International Smart Infrastructure Symposium at Kansai University in Osaka, Japan.

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Vision On

Vision On

Head of CSIC, Professor Robert Mair talked Research, Innovation and Infrastructure at a joint BSI/ISO event held recently at the Royal Academy of Engineering, titled ‘A Vision for Infrastructure’.

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Setting Standards in Rail-Led Urban Innovation

Setting Standards in Rail-Led Urban Innovation

CSIC jointly convened a specialist workshop on rail-led urban innovation with the UK Science and Innovation Network (British Consulate General) in San Francisco, with industry sponsorship from AECOM and Arup.

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UtterBerry sensor scoops award for industry

UtterBerry sensor scoops award for industry

The UtterBerry, an intelligent wireless sensor system using the world’s smallest wireless sensors, has won an innovation award and is poised to take industry by storm.

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Industry partners 'chit-chat'

Industry partners 'chit-chat'

There was competition on the croquet lawn at Trinity Hall but the CSIC Summer Event for Industry Partners was altogether convivial and informative.

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Managing the value of assets - the foundations of smart infrastructure asset management

Managing the value of assets - the foundations of smart infrastructure asset management

In February this year the ISO 55000 family of standards on asset management was published bringing worldwide attention to through-life management of physical assets.

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Good vibrations for Forth Road Bridge

Good vibrations for Forth Road Bridge

As celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the Forth Road Bridge reached their peak in September, a team from the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) prepares to meet future engineering challenges facing the Scottish landmark.

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When sensors make sense

When sensors make sense

High-quality infrastructure is the backbone of modern society, not only supporting economic growth and social mobility, but also everyday life itself. Structural monitoring of infrastructure is crucial but can be valueless unless it is carefully designed and deployed. CSIC's Dr Phil Catton, explores the importance of understanding the value of information to directly support informed decisions.

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CSIC shortlisted for prestigious industry awards

CSIC shortlisted for prestigious industry awards

CSIC was shortlisted for three significant International Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards for 2014, including Young Tunneller of the Year.

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CSIC creates a live laboratory

CSIC creates a live laboratory

CSIC has started work to create the Centre’s first-ever live laboratory on site at the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

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Transforming infrastructure delivery is integral to future economic success

Transforming infrastructure delivery is integral to future economic success

High-quality infrastructure, such as tunnels, bridges, roads, railways, buildings and utilities, is essential for supporting economic growth and productivity. It attracts globally-mobile businesses and promotes social well-being, says CSIC's Head, Professor Robert Mair.

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Cambridge Conference on Fibre Optic Sensing in Civil Infrastructure confirms CSIC’s global reach

Cambridge Conference on Fibre Optic Sensing in Civil Infrastructure confirms CSIC’s global reach

The inaugural Cambridge Conference on Fibre Optic Sensing in Civil Infrastructure (CamFOS) marked another first in bringing leading international FOS experts together at the University.

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CSIC to run exclusive Horizon 2020 course

CSIC subsidises an opportunity for industry to hear from experts on Horizon 2020 proposals and forming European consortia.

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Prestigious 10th Brunel International Lecture hosted by CSIC

Prestigious 10th Brunel International Lecture hosted by CSIC

'Collectively we are stronger - engineers generating collaborative solutions to strengthen community resilience post-disaster' Duncan Gibb - Executive General Manager, SCIRT

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CSIC June 2014 Newsletter

The latest news, analysis and events at CSIC.

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CSIC hosts the 10th Brunel International Lecture Series

CSIC hosts the 10th Brunel International Lecture Series

CSIC will host the second stop of the prestigious Brunel International Lecture Series, a biennial event delivered to organisations around the world for 24 months culminating in the publishing of a key report by the speaker.

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CSIC smart tunnel in final for Product Design Innovation Award

CSIC smart tunnel in final for Product Design Innovation Award

CSIC’s sensing technologies operating in a section of London’s Royal Mail Tunnel have been shortlisted for a prestigious British Construction Industry (BCI) Award for Product Design Innovation.

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CSIC launches The Cambridge Conference on Fibre Optic Sensing in Civil Infrastructure

CSIC launches The Cambridge Conference on Fibre Optic Sensing in Civil Infrastructure

CSIC will launch the inaugural Cambridge Conference on Fibre Optic Sensing in Civil Infrastructure at Robinson College on Monday 30 June and Tuesday 1 July.

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Infrastucture Futureproofing workshop attracts senior industry and policy advisors

Infrastucture Futureproofing workshop attracts senior industry and policy advisors

CSIC’s second workshop on Infrastructure Futureproofing, held in April this year, discussed the integration of futureproofing into asset management practice.

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