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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.

Latest news

Fibre optic sensors installed on M6 concrete bridge as part of CSIC multi-sensing systems-integration project

12 August 2020

The M6 motorway bridge crossing over the River Penk in Staffordshire, UK A team of CSIC researchers have installed a fibre optic strain sensors network across the length of a half-joint concrete bridge carrying the M6 motorway over the River Penk in Staffordshire, UK. The bridge has deteriorating half-joint connections...

CSIC research student selected for National Infrastructure Commission Young Professionals Panel

4 August 2020

Sam Cocking, CSIC PhD Student, is among 10 new members of the National Infrastructure Commission Young Professionals Panel. I'm particularly interested in using this opportunity to explore upcoming trends in infrastructure research, that will have a direct impact on younger infrastructure professionals over the course of...