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Read more at: Read this month’s Smart Infrastructure Blog published today

Read this month’s Smart Infrastructure Blog published today

The latest in CSIC’s monthly series of Smart Infrastructure blogs shines a light on smart urban farming. The blog, titled ‘Where does your garden grow – can smart urban farming feed growing cities?’, presents a collaborative live project that places data and physics front and centre to help an underground urban farm grow...


Read more at: Government responds to Select Committee report considering risk assessment and risk planning in the context of disruptive national hazards

Government responds to Select Committee report considering risk assessment and risk planning in the context of disruptive national hazards

The Select Committee on Risk Assessment and Risk Planning appointed by the House of Lords included Professor Lord Robert Mair, Founding Head of CSIC, who cited the report and response during his opening address at the CSIC Partner Strategy Day on Friday 18 March. The Select Committee on Risk Assessment and Risk Planning...


Read more at: Early adopters of the Carbon Reduction Code for the Built Environment announced

Early adopters of the Carbon Reduction Code for the Built Environment announced

Today, 15 March 2022, the first organisations to sign-up to the Carbon Reduction Code for the Built Environment, which is hosted by the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, at the University of Cambridge, have been announced. The Code is a commitment scheme designed to facilitate action and collaboration in...


Read more at: CSIC Investigator co-authors ‘Design for Zero’ for the Institution of Structural Engineers

CSIC Investigator co-authors ‘Design for Zero’ for the Institution of Structural Engineers

A new book co-authored by CSIC Investigator Dr John Orr explains why overdesign is so prevalent and its impact on material consumption and carbon emissions. Published by the Institution of Structural Engineers and titled ‘Design for Zero’, the guidance is presented in three parts and covers the design process, through to...


Read more at: Mind the Gap on International Women's Day 2022

Mind the Gap on International Women's Day 2022

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. To mark International Women’s Day 2022, CSIC Research Associate, Digital Cities...


Read more at: Water, water everywhere – assessing the impact of flood on railway infrastructure

Water, water everywhere – assessing the impact of flood on railway infrastructure

A presentation by CSIC Research Associate, Dr Manu Sasidharan, highlights the need for asset management priority risk analysis models to increase the resilience of rail networks facing increased flooding resulting from climate change. The presentation was part of the final workshop of the EU Horizon Funded SAFEWAY project...


Read more at: Latest Smart Infrastructure Blog is a wake-up call for planners

Latest Smart Infrastructure Blog is a wake-up call for planners

This month’s Smart Infrastructure Blog calls for planners to re-establish roles for the digital age. Written by CSIC Investigator, Dr Li Wan, Assistant Professor at the Department of Land Economy, the Blog, titled 'Levelling up without planning – a wake-up call for planners', has also been featured as an Opinion article...


Read more at: CSIC talks infrastructure and decarbonising transport at the Cambridge Festival

CSIC talks infrastructure and decarbonising transport at the Cambridge Festival

CSIC is presenting two events as part of the Cambridge Festival programme that offers a mixture of online, on-demand and in-person events covering all aspects of the world-leading research happening at Cambridge. Why infrastructure matters and how data helps us to deliver better services from infrastructure Dr Jennifer...


Read more at: ACORN project to reduce carbon impact of use of concrete in buildings features in RIBA Journal and Transforming Construction Story Catalogue

ACORN project to reduce carbon impact of use of concrete in buildings features in RIBA Journal and Transforming Construction Story Catalogue

The CSIC-supported project Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN), which aims to change the way concrete is used in buildings to decarbonise construction, features in the RIBA Journal, published by the Royal Institute of British Architects, in an article titled ‘Thin vaulted floor slab could slash embodied carbon by 60...


Read more at: CSIC Director talks the value of data at Smart Infrastructure Seminar Series at University of California, Berkeley

CSIC Director talks the value of data at Smart Infrastructure Seminar Series at University of California, Berkeley

Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director of CSIC, is among the prestigious line-up of speakers featuring in the online 2022 Smart Infrastructure Seminar Series at University of California, Berkeley. The Smart Infrastructure Seminar Series explores ideas around the topic of engineering resilient, sustainable and equitable...


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