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Read more at: Research Profile - Smart Hospital of the Future: Digital technologies, service innovation, and hospital design

Research Profile - Smart Hospital of the Future: Digital technologies, service innovation, and hospital design

12 April 2021

Plans are afoot to relocate the century-old Moorfields Eye Hospital from its current home in London’s Old Street to a two-acre site at St Pancras Hospital, in the King’s Cross area. The move brings opportunity to use digital technologies (AI, analytics, digital twins) to innovate service provision to NHS patients and...

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Read more at: Line of sight: an Asset Management Methodology to Support Organisational Objectives

Line of sight: an Asset Management Methodology to Support Organisational Objectives

Organisations responsible for infrastructure assets must understand the importance that asset information has to achieve their organisational objectives. Asset-related information must align with organisational requirements to support the efficient management of assets throughout their whole life...

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Read more at: Research Profile - Facilitating the digitisation of off-site manufacturing

Research Profile - Facilitating the digitisation of off-site manufacturing

5 March 2021

Off-site manufacturing (OSM) was introduced decades ago as a means to improve productivity, consistency and quality in construction. OSM is defined as the manufacturing, planning, design, fabrication, and assembly of building elements off-site under controlled factory condition. As opposed to the project-based process, the...

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Read more at: Research Profile - Procurement strategies for incentivising collaborative delivery to optimise whole-life outcomes

Research Profile - Procurement strategies for incentivising collaborative delivery to optimise whole-life outcomes

26 February 2021

BIM and other digital technologies shine a harsh light on disjointed procurement practices and support a more holistic approach to the full project lifecycle. This research project explores procurement strategies and contractual tools to optimise whole-life outcomes through engagement with high-performing collaborative...

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Research Profile - Application of satellite technology in infrastructure monitoring

11 February 2021

Using radar monitoring is well established for investigating large earth movements and monitoring of city scale deformation, but there is limited understanding about the use of radar to monitor single infrastructure assets – which is becoming more applicable with improvements to the achievable resolution. This project...

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Read more at: Blog: Using Satellite tools to better monitor assets

Blog: Using Satellite tools to better monitor assets

27 January 2021

Dr Sakthy Selvakumaran , Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, and Dr Cristian Rossi , Satellite Applications Catapult, call for infrastructure owners to work with the research teams leading cutting-edge work exploring the capabilities of satellite tools to better monitor assets. This research builds on...

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Read more at: Research Profile - Staffordshire Bridges – long-term performance monitoring using fibre optic sensors

Research Profile - Staffordshire Bridges – long-term performance monitoring using fibre optic sensors

25 January 2021

A major rail upgrade programme to remove a bottleneck on the West Coast Main Line saw collaboration between Atkins, Laing O’Rourke, Volker Rail and Network Rail. The Stafford Area Improvement Programme included construction of a number of new bridges designed by Atkins using Building Information Modelling (BIM) from the...

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Read more at: Publication: Towards carbon free construction: Cultivating and manufacturing our homes

Publication: Towards carbon free construction: Cultivating and manufacturing our homes

14 January 2021

Carbon free.png The UK is legally committed to being zero-carbon and zero-waste by 2050. Engineered timber is the only large-scale construction material that can be grown. To fulfil our commitment to the environment, engineering, architecture and construction with timber can work together to achieve towards our carbon free...

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Read more at: Research Profile - Precision Engineered Timber – Digital design and delivery of healthier schools

Research Profile - Precision Engineered Timber – Digital design and delivery of healthier schools

12 January 2021

The use of prefabricated engineered timber construction methods, including digital design and off-site manufacturing , at scale to build much-needed new schools in the UK will improve construction productivity, performance and be more cost effective than conventional methods. Engineered timber b uildings can be efficient...

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Read more at: Blog: Construction with Digital Twin Information Systems

Blog: Construction with Digital Twin Information Systems

21 December 2020

In order to realise the potential of digital twin information management within construction and learn how to apply it correctly, we must recognise there is a need for a holistic approach to construction management. Professor Rafael Sacks was until September 2020 a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Digital Built Britain...

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