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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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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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Future Studies on the impact of COVID-19 on the built environment

Researchers are contributing to a study to understand the possible post-pandemic futures for the built environment. In an effort to raise awareness of different future-alternatives, as well as of the possibility that these future alternatives can be shaped by different strategies that we can start to work on today, a group...

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Deciding our (urban) futures: the role of data and digital modelling

Modelling has been at the front and centre of the UK government’s coronavirus response. The past few weeks has seen mainstream media outlets bombarding the general public with constant news about different models developed by various research groups – and the diversity of scenarios and projections these models produce...

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Digital Cities for Change video conference seminar considers infrastructure and impact

The first-ever video-conference Digital Cities for Change (DC2) seminar brought together research students and academics to consider ethnographic approaches to infrastructure and impact. The series of seminars usually takes place at the Civil Engineering Building, at the West Cambridge Site of the University of Cambridge...

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A GIS-based infrastructure management system to increase resilience of terrestrial transportation networks

Increasing resilience of terrestrial transportation networks with GIS

The SAFEWAY project, a GIS-based infrastructure management system for optimised response to extreme events on terrestrial transport networks, has been featured in an article by CSIC researchers Dr Ajith Parlikad, Reader in Asset Management, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge and CSIC Investigator, and Dr...

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CICES becomes licensed member of the Engineering Council

The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) and Engineering Council have announced that CICES has received approval to become a Licensed Member of the Engineering Council and assess its members for professional registration at the grades of Chartered Engineer and Incorporated Engineer. The institution...

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ACORN Collaborative project features in Civil Engineering Surveyor

Collaborative projects feature in Civil Engineering Surveyor

A three-year collaborative project to drive a new culture in the construction industry to improve whole-life sustainability and productivity has been featured in Civil Engineering Surveyor, the monthly journal of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors. The innovative research is being carried out by Dr...

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CSIC project features in New Civil Engineer

An article titled ‘Future of Rail: Artificial intelligence helps Network Rail’s maintenance regime’ published in New Civil Engineer includes the CSIC award-winning project monitoring a masonry viaduct in Leeds for Network Rail. CSIC's innovative approach to monitoring the health of ageing railway infrastructure won the New...

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