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Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction

Transforming infrastructure through smarter information
 
CSIC lecture

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 potential of smarter infrastructure to support a healthier and more prosperous society but raises questions about the ethics required to safeguard data use and how to ensure that, as humans, we remain an essential part of the decision-making process. Watch on the CSIC YouTube channel or below. 
 

 

2017: Dr W. Allen Marr: 'Managing Risks to Infrastructure with Real-Time Monitoring of Performance'

The 2017 lecture was presented in June by Dr W. Allen Marr, the founder and CEO Geocomp Corporation, a leading US-based company providing comprehensive geostructural design and performance monitoring services to clients across the United States and around the globe. Watch on the CSIC YouTube channel or below. 
 

 

2015: Dr Keith Bowers: 'London’s transport; infrastructure, value and the case for innovation'

Dr Keith Bowers CEng, FICE, MIMMM, FGS is Principal Tunnel Engineer at London Underground Transport for London and a member of CSIC’s Steering Group and his lecture called for innovation in transport infrastructure. 
 

2014: Professor Bill Spencer: 'Assessing Complex Structures'

Professor Spencer, from the University of Illinois, highlighted some of the leaps that have been made in testing and analysing critical structural components including several successful projects which illustrate recent advances and innovations and point towards future challenges and opportunities. Read more and watch a video of Prof Spencer's lecture
 

2013: Professor Tom O’Rourke: 'The New Normal for Natural Disasters'

The effects of the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Canterbury Earthquake Sequence, and Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy are discussed with respect to their impact on regional and international economics, national practices for security and recovery, and worldwide energy policy. The severity and far ranging consequences of these extreme events have established in effect a new normal for natural disasters. The lecture explains why these events require a fundamental re-thinking of the way we evaluate the risks of extreme events, as well as define and protect critical infrastructure.