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National Research Facility for Infrastructure Sensing

Interdisciplinary Centre for infrastructure sensors and instrumentation
 

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.

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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.

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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.

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CSIC launches The Smart Infrastructure Blog

8 September 2020

CSIC is launching a new series of short, discussion-inviting articles – the Smart Infrastructure Blog. The informative and thought-provoking blogs will be written by members of the CSIC team, partners and industry experts to showcase opinions and ideas from the forefront of smart infrastructure and construction.

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NRFIS Resonant Column Apparatus used to characterise partly saturated expansive clays as part of the WindAfrica project

21 February 2020

Geotechnical Engineering Student Marisa Contrafatto is working with Professor Giulia Viggiani to characterise the behaviour of partly saturated expansive clays at small strain using the suction-controlled Resonant Column/Torsion Shear (RCTS) apparatus recently installed in the NRFIS Geomechanics Laboratory.

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Civil Engineering and NRFIS technical support team awarded the 2019 University of Cambridge Professional Services Recognition award

18 December 2019

On 11th December, the Civil Engineering and National Research Facility for Infrastructure Sensing (NRFIS) Support Team was awarded the University of Cambridge Professional Services Recognition Award. The annual scheme is open to all administrative staff across the University whose work supports research, teaching and scholarship. It celebrates the very best administrative and technical work across the University.

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NRFIS hosts a delegation visit from the Qatari Department for Infrastructure and Planning (Ministry of Municipality and Environment of the State of Qatar)

28 November 2019

Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director at the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC), and Dr Pieter Desnerck, Senior Technical Manager at the National Research Facility for Infrastructure Sensing (NRFIS), hosted a delegation visit from the Qatari Department for Infrastructure and Planning (Ministry of Municipality and Environment of the State of Qatar) to the University of Cambridge new Civil Engineering Building on 25 November.

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His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG, visits the National Research Facility for Infrastructure Sensing at the new Civil Engineering Building

31 October 2019

Academics and researchers from the Department of Engineering welcomed The Duke of York when he visited the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC) National Research Facility for Infrastructure Sensing (NRFIS) at the new Civil Engineering Building, on the West Site of the University of Cambridge, on 29 October.

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Open for business: the University of Cambridge new Civil Engineering Building offers industry collaborative space and world-class facilities for smart infrastructure research

2 October 2019

Representatives from industry, academia and policy attended the official opening of the new Civil Engineering Building on Tuesday 24 September. The £36 million collaborative space for the civil engineering industry to work alongside leading researchers from the University incorporates the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC) National Research Facility for Infrastructure Sensing (NRFIS).

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