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The engineering, management, maintenance and upgrading of infrastructure requires fresh thinking to minimise use of materials, energy and labour whilst still ensuring resilience. This can only be achieved by a full understanding of its performance, both during its construction and throughout its design life, through the application of innovative sensor technologies and other emerging technologies. It can benefit enormously from being 'smart', which involves the innovative use of emerging technologies in sensor and data management.
Based at Cambridge University the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC), funded by the UK Government and industry, aims to transform the future of infrastructure. Its role is to advance research in smart infrastructure and create impact in the infrastructure and construction industry. CSIC is developing cutting edge sensing and data analysis models, which will provide a powerful platform for providing data to enable smarter and proactive decisions, both during new construction and for existing infrastructure.
The Lecture will describe how CSIC is collaborating with industry to commercialise independent, world-leading research and drive technology-led business growth using novel technologies such as fibre optics, wireless sensor networks, low power sensors based on micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS), computer vision and energy harvesting.
Examples of recent applications will be presented, showing how these new technologies have the potential to revolutionise the construction and management of infrastructure. Such opportunities can lead to considerably enhanced efficiencies, economies, resilience and adaptability, benefitting not just the construction industry but society served by its infrastructure.
The event will start at 6:45 PM with refreshments served from 6.30 pm.
Registration is essential and you will be required to bring along ID on the day.
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CPD: This event may be considered for contributing to a recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme as part of personal development. Delegates should check their individual scheme requirements.