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National Research Facility for Infrastructure Sensing

Interdisciplinary Centre for infrastructure sensors and instrumentation

The National Research Facility for Infrastructure Sensing (NRFIS) is a new state of the art research facility hosted by the University of Cambridge. Housed in the new Civil Engineering Building located on the West Cambridge Campus, it is part of the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure & Cities (UKCRIC) portfolio of research and innovation facilities funded through the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

 

Latest news

Interactive point cloud and image data generation used to accurately map infrastructure scenes

18 November 2020

PhD Student Maciej Trzeciak, working under the supervision of Dr Ioannis Brilakis is devising an AI-based mobile scanner to digitise the geometry of existing infrastructure assets with high accuracy and density over longer distances. Top cameras and laser sensors funded by NRFIS are helping to achieve this goal.

Five short presentations on current CSIC research projects are available to view on YouTube

27 October 2020

Five short presentations on current CSIC research projects are available to view on the CSIC YouTube channel. The presentations which were recorded during CSIC’s virtual Partner Gathering event on the 24 September 2020 are followed by a Q&A session chaired by Professor Lord Robert Mair, Head of CSIC and Dr Jennifer Schooling OBE, Director of CSIC.

Data-driven decision-making for smart sustainability

20 October 2020

'Collaborative action will be crucial to securing the changes required to reach net zero by 2050' Dr Jennifer Schooling OBE, Director of the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) and UKCRIC Champion and Thought Leader, calls for collaborative sector action to build a data-driven, low-carbon and low-waste future.

About Us

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

The National Research Facility for Infrastructure Sensing (NRFIS) is a new state-of-the-art UKCRIC research facility hosted by the University of Cambridge. Housed in the new Civil Engineering Building, NRFIS brings together specialist engineering facilities and sensor development capabilities under one roof. It offers an interdisciplinary centre for cutting edge research to explore the development and application of novel sensor systems at a range of scales.