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What is the role of the civil engineer in an increasingly automated infrastructure world? CSIC Distinguished Lecture 2020

“Civil engineers are best placed to be the de facto leaders of automated infrastructure services going forward into the twenty-first century,” said Professor Jerome P. Lynch, opening the CSIC Distinguished Lecture 2020. Civil engineers are the designers, constructors and maintainers of the structures and services that...

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Collaborative research demonstrates human-mobility reduction strategies could help in battle against Covid-19

Two journal publications co-authored by CSIC Research Associates Dr Manu Sasidharan and Dr Georgios M. Hadjidemetriou, and CSIC Investigator and Reader in Asset Management, Dr Ajith Parlikad, based at the Institute for Manufacturing, explore how human-mobility reduction strategies can help in fighting Covid-19 in the UK...

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Read more at: CSIC researchers collaborating on new project - Facilitating Policy Change for Low Carbon Mobility: The Role of Multilevel Governance

CSIC researchers collaborating on new project - Facilitating Policy Change for Low Carbon Mobility: The Role of Multilevel Governance

CSIC Research Associate Dr Timea Nochta and CSIC Co-Investigator Dr Li Wan from the Department of Land Economy are collaborating with Dr Louise Reardon of University of Birmingham on a project, Facilitating Policy Change for Low Carbon Mobility: The Role of Multilevel Governance , which has recently been awarded funding...

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The Institution of Civil Engineers ‘State of the Nation 2020: Infrastructure and the 2050 Net-Zero Target’ brings focus to “once-in-a-generation opportunity to recalibrate the economy"

According to the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the UK has a “once-in-a-generation opportunity to recalibrate the economy” and build a net-zero future. The Covid-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented chance to reset the way we design, build and operate infrastructure in the future. To achieve the ambitious 2050...

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Read more at: CSIC 2020 Annual Review calls for collaboration to address industry challenges and build a sustainable future for post-Covid-19 recovery

CSIC 2020 Annual Review calls for collaboration to address industry challenges and build a sustainable future for post-Covid-19 recovery

This year’s CSIC Annual Review brings focus to the use of data from real performance to enable better decision-making for reducing carbon, increasing resilience and preserving resources. The Review is now available to read and download on the CSIC website . Acknowledging the effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic in his...

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Rebooting our travel behaviour and transport infrastructure management practices

Dr Manu Sasidharan, Research Associate in Infrastructure Asset Management at CSIC has written an article in Trust & Technology Initiative on rebooting our travel behaviour and transport infrastructure following the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite initiatives to improve the efficiency of transportation asset management...

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Head of CSIC makes the case for smart infrastructure solutions to support post-Covid-19 recovery strategies at House of Lords debate

Professor Lord Robert Mair, Head of CSIC, contributed to a House of Lords debate taking note of the case for post Covid-19 recovery strategies that will contribute to a fairer, cleaner, and more sustainable economy, held on Thursday 11 June. Opening the debate, Baroness Lady Hayman said: “This crisis offers us a once-in-a-...

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Two researchers secure funding aimed at improving construction using Digital Twins

Dr Ioannis Brilakis , Director of the Department’s Construction Information Technology (CIT) Lab group (part of the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology) and visiting Professor Rafael Sacks , have been awarded grant funding to enhance building progress monitoring and quality control through...

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Read more at: Could the Covid crisis be a catalyst to change construction for good?

Could the Covid crisis be a catalyst to change construction for good?

A new article has been published by Infrastructure Intelligence. Written by Didem Gurdur Broo and Jennifer Schooling, this article suggests that if we applied future thinking, scenario building, and foresight activities to imagine and understand the future ahead of us, and if we proactively sought to adopt emerging...

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