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Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction

Transforming infrastructure through smarter information
Dr Jennifer Schooling speaking at an event

CSIC has a distinguished reputation for thought leadership established through contributions to academic journals, industry events and conferences, trade press opinion articles and a range of published works in partnership with the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE). 

The Centre's world-class research underpins this reputation and our ongoing commitment to advance research in smart infrastructure aims to create impact in the infrastructure and construction industries. CSIC has deployed and validated new sensor technologies on more than 100 site demonstrations, technologies which have emerged from our research. The Centre is committed to supporting professional organisations and policy makers to accelerate implementation of research outputs, delivering value by improving margins, reducing costs and extending the productive life of assets. Such collaborations support the UK as a leader in smart infrastructure. 

Director Dr Jennifer Schooling OBE and Head of CSIC Professor Lord Robert Mair CBE, President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) 2018, lead the Centre. As celebrated specialists in their fields, Dr Schooling and Lord Mair regularly share their insight at national and international events, conferences and in journals and industry publications. Dr Schooling is co-editor of the Journal of Smart Infrastructure and Construction.

CSIC has published two thought leadership papers: ‘The Smart Infrastructure paper’ sets out the economic landscape of Smart Infrastructure, which brings a global opportunity worth £2trn-4.8trn; ‘Smart Sustainability – data and information as engineering tools to mitigate climate change’ highlights the role civil engineers have to play in climate change mitigation. 

Our Resource and Thought Leadership pages feature a range of materials presenting the work of CSIC.




Academic publications

Image: courtesy of the University of Cambridge CSIC investigators and researchers regularly publish academic papers on construction and infrastructure engineering; to view the latest papers please visit the Department of Engineering's publications page .

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CSIC lecture

Distinguished Lectures

CSIC has hosted a number of annual lectures delivered by leading members of the construction and infrastructure industries. 2018 : Dr Anne Kemp: ‘A glimpse into the future.... by considering the past. The challenges, the opportunities – and our consciences’ Dr Kemp’s lecture draws attention to the...

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Distinguished Lecture 2017 audience

Watch CSIC presentations

You can view all of our videos on the CSIC YouTube channel or read more about specific ones below. International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC) 2019 Watch the presentations from our keynote speakers, Dr Keith Bowers of COWI, Dr Jerome Lynch of the University of Michigan...

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Newsletters and Annual Reviews

Image: Spring time on the river Cam Click on the links below to read our newsletters and annual reviews. Newsletters Annual Reviews CSIC Winter 2019/20 CSIC Autumn 2019 CSIC Summer 2019 CSIC Winter 2018/19 CSIC Autumn 2018 CSIC Summer 2018 CSIC Spring 2018 CSIC 2019 Annual Review ( read online ) To...

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Didem Gurdur drone review

Mind the gap - women in STEM

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 with CSIC.

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