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Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction

Transforming infrastructure through smarter information





The Role of Funding, Financing and Emerging Technologies in Delivering and Managing Infrastructure for the 21st Century (Full Report)This Report of the UK EPSRC-US NSF infrastructure Workshop held in New York in July 2022 includes 48 recommendations for industry, policy and research. The workshop explored how to improve infrastructure delivery through innovative funding and financing as well as emerging technologies. Discussions focused on the interconnections between resilience, net-zero carbon and infrastructure equity within the context of infrastructure funding and financing.

The Role of Funding, Financing and Emerging Technologies in Delivering and Managing Infrastructure for the 21st Century (Executive Summary and Recommendations)

Discussion papers

Line of Sight: an Asset Management Methodology to Support Organisational Objectives This paper is an accessible overview aimed at all stakeholders, both technical and non-technical, across asset management organisations. It is the first result of a collaborative project by CSIC, the Construction Innovation Hub and Costain.

Biomedical campus city digital twin experiment Stakeholder Engagement Report, Smart Cambridge and CSIC. The Cambridge City-scale Digital Twin (CDT) model has been using a large transport monitoring data set to explore travel patterns to/from and around the CBC site and their first report has just been published. 
Flourishing systems: Re-envisioning infrastructure as a platform for human flourishing This paper advocates a vision for infrastructure as people-focused and systems-based which must deliver continuous service to society. The central idea in the paper is that the purpose of infrastructure is human flourishing and that infrastructure is a system of systems. 

Smart infrastructure, getting more from strategic assets by Jennifer Schooling, CSIC, Ajith Parlikad, CSIC, Mark Enzer, Mott MacDonald, Keith Bowers, London Underground; Ross Dentten, Crossrail; Matt Edwards, Anglian Water Services; Jerry England, Network Rail, and Volker Buscher, DirecArup Digital.

Smart Sustainability, exploiting data to mitigate climate change Discussion Paper based on a Roundtable at the Global Engineering Congress Institution of Civil Engineers
Promoting Adoption of Smart Infrastructure solutions in the Transport Sector This paper seeks to identify the key challenge areas, and those that would most benefit from government leadership in providing a framework of action to take our transport infrastructure through the 21st century.



Four Futures, One Choice – Options for the Digital Built Britain of 2040
by Didem 
Gürdür Broo, Kirsten Lamb, Richmond Juvenile Ehwi, Erika Pärn, Antiopi Koronaki, Chara Makri and Thayla Zomer

Presents us with four compelling scenarios that provide us with an insight into how we can take swift and decisive actions, that will not only aid the COVID-19 recovery, but also help develop a built environment that supports a flourishing future and reduces our negative impact on the global environment. 

Network Governance and Energy Transitions in European Cities
by Timea Nochta 

This book investigates and evaluates the opportunities and limitations of network governance in building local capacity for energy infrastructure governance.

International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC) 2019: Driving data-informed decision-making
by MJ DeJong, JM Schooling and GMB Viggiani

The papers included in these proceedings cover a wide range of topics relevant to smart infrastructure and construction including material on cities, structures, geotechnical capabilities and digital solutions.

Transforming the Future of Infrastructure through Smarter Information: Proceedings of the International Conference on
Smart Infrastructure and Construction, 27–29 June 2016

by Robert Mair, Kenichi Soga, Ying Jin, Ajith Parlikad and Jennifer Schooling

The papers published in the Proceedings reflect the themes of the conference, which include:

  • sensors and data analysis
  • asset management
  • cities and urban infrastructure.


ICE Journal

Smart Infrastructure and Construction
Editors: Jennifer Schooling, CSIC, and Kenichi Soga, University of California, Berkeley and CSIC

This journal facilitates the development of a professional community of academics and practitioners to apply and adopt the technologies, concepts and solutions to deliver smarter infrastructure construction and management.


ICE Guidance Document

Intelligent Assets for Tomorrow’s Infrastructure: Guiding Principles
by Duncan McFarlane, CSIC, Ajith Parlikad CSIC, David Pocock, CH2M; Simon Parsons, RealFoundations; Jennifer Schooling, CSIC and Charles Jensen, ICE

This paper provides an image of how many different 'intelligent asset' developments might be brought to bear on the challenges on infrastructure asset management.



Best Practice Guides

Bridge Monitoring: A Practical Guide
by Campbell R Middleton, Paul Fidler and Paul J Vardanega

Practical guidance on the monitoring of bridges, with a particular focus on the use of sensor technologies and bridge monitoring systems. As vital infrastructure assets, it is important that bridges are monitored effectively to ensure that they continue to be safe, operational and appropriately maintained.

Distributed Fibre Optic Strain Sensing for Monitoring Civil Infrastructure: A Practical Guide
by Cedric Kechavarzi, Kenichi Soga, Nicholas de Battista, Loizos Pelecanos, Mohammed Elshafie and Robert J Mair

Infrastructure monitoring for structural assessment and performance-based design is increasingly being recognised as an essential tool for improving construction processes, delivering efficiency and reducing over-specification.

Wireless Sensor Networks for Civil Infrastructure Monitoring: A Best Practice Guide
by David Rodenas-Herráiz, Kenichi Soga, Paul Fidler and Nicholas de Battista

Expert guidance on the selection and use of wireless sensor network (WSN) technology for the structural monitoring of both existing infrastructure and new construction projects.

Whole-Life Value-Based Decision Making in Asset Management
by Rengarajan Srinivasan and Ajith Parlikad 

A comprehensive guide to improving the effectiveness of infrastructure asset management by determining the level of expenditure on infrastructure assets in order to maximise life-cycle value.