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Applications of distributed fibre optic sensing for monitoring civil infrastructure

For several years, the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction at Cambridge University has been developing distributed fibre optic sensors, DFOS, for a range of civil infrastructure monitoring applications.

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Deterioration of UK’s bridge stock calls for smarter approach to asset management

According to an investigation by the RAC Foundation the number of substandard road bridges in Britain has risen 35 per cent to 3,203 in just two years. The resulting cost of clearing the backlog of work associated with the deterioration of the country’s bridge stock is estimated to be £3.9 billion.

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State-of-the-art infrastructure research facilities funded by EPSRC

The EPSRC has released details of new state-of-the-art facilities planned as part of a UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC) programme to upgrade the nation's infrastructure.

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Professor Lord Robert Mair speaks at the House of Lords on attracting and retaining talent in a post-referendum UK

A debate was held in the House of Lords on Thursday 23 March 2017 on the report from the Science and Technology Committee, A Time for Boldness: EU Membership and UK Science after the Referendum (1st Report, HL Paper 85).

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CSIC responds to the NIC Technology Study Call for Evidence

In response to a request from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) launched a four-week call for evidence on 15 February this year to identify which emerging technologies have the most potential for improving infrastructure productivity. The NIC will make recommendations to government on what actions it should consider to support deployment.

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New CSIC Partners join for Phase 2

CSIC is delighted to announce five new Phase 2 Partners who have joined over the past year: BP International, Bentley Systems, OptaSense, Plowman Craven (PC Monitoring) and Assetscape.

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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 present a series of interviews that showcases the talent and diversity of women working in science and engineering with CSIC.

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State of the Nation 2017 calls for UK to lead in digital transformation of infrastructure

State of the Nation 2017: Digital Transformation calls on industry and Government to use the Modern Industrial Strategy to drive the uptake of digital technology and data in infrastructure design and delivery.

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ICE Director General welcomes recognition of the importance of infrastructure in spring Budget

Following Chancellor Philip Hammond’s spring Budget, the Director General of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Nick Baveystock, has called the recognition of the importance of infrastructure to closing the productivity gap in the UK “very positive developments”.

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Head of CSIC contributes to shale gas debate in House of Lords

A debate in the House of Lords exploring the economic and environmental benefits of shale gas development in the United Kingdom heard opinions from a number of expert Peers, including Professor Lord Mair, Head of CSIC.

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8power selected as Best Paper Award Candidate for the Smart Systems Integration 2017 conference

The company 8power, spun-out of CSIC to develop and commercialise novel technology for sensing and measurement in industrial applications, has been selected as one of the candidates for Best Paper Award at the Smart Systems Integration 2017 conference.

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CSIC and Industry Partners shortlisted for UK Rail Industry Awards

CSIC’s innovative bridge monitoring system for the Staffordshire Alliance has been shortlisted for the Product and Service Innovation award at the UK Rail and Industry Awards (UKRIA) 2017.

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Making the case for Smart Infrastructure – CSIC and Industry Partner article published in Infrastructure Intelligence

The case for Smart Infrastructure as defined in the Smart Infrastructure Paper, a collaboration between CSIC and industry experts, is made in an article published in the latest edition of Infrastructure Intelligence.

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Video - Mixed reality for infrastructure

New video about getting virtual infrastructure models out of the computer and into the workspace

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UtterBerry chosen for export to China

UtterBerry®, the new smart sensing technology, invented by former CSIC student Heba Bevan, has been announced as the chosen advanced technology for export to China.

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Cam Middleton appointed to Independent Design Panel for HS2

Cam Middleton appointed to Independent Design Panel for HS2

Campbell Middleton, Professor of Construction Engineering at the University of Cambridge and CSIC Co-Investigator, has been appointed to the Independent Design Panel for High Speed Two.

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CSIC to collaborate on 3 new Innovate UK projects

CSIC is part of three collaborative projects which have recently won funding from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.

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Using new sensing technology to understand the complex structural response of masonry arch bridges

CSIC’s deployment of fibre optic sensing to monitor masonry arch bridges has provided new insights into the behaviour of this type of structure and could provide a simple and affordable method to identify structural damage.

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Management of structural monitoring data of bridges using BIM

The article, Management of Structural Monitoring Data of Bridges Using BIM, is now freely available for download from the ICE Virtual Library.

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CSIC Best practice and technology guides published by ICE - Available now

CSIC Best practice and technology guides published by ICE - Available now

Four guides written by CSIC’s leading experts across the fields of asset management, wireless sensors, distributed fibre optic strain sensing and bridge monitoring can now be purchased individually or as a set from ICE Publishing.

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Tim Broyd gives Presidential Address at the Institution of Civil Engineers

On the 1st of November 2016 Professor Tim Broyd succeeded from Sir John Armitt as President of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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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.

Mind the gap - Read More…

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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