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Construction Information Technology Laboratory

 

Current Project

 

DIGITAL ROADS PROSPERITY PARTNERSHIP

April 2022 – March 2027

EPSRC, Costain, National Highways, £8,652,164

 

FUTUREROADS: FUTURE ROADS FELLOWSHIPS

October 2021 – September 2026

European Commission, H2020, MSCA £5,226,406

 

SEMANTIC SEGMENTATION OF REALITY CAPTURE DATA FOR GENERATING DIGITAL TWINS OF EXISTING ROADS

March 2021 - March 2026

EPRSC & Ordinance Survey, £138,825

 

OMICRON: TOWARDS A MORE AUTOMATED AND OPTIMISED MAINTENANCE, RENEWAL, AND UPGRADE OF ROADS BY MEANS OF ROBOTISED TECHNOLOGIES AND INTELLIGENT DECISION SUPPORT TOOLS

May 2021 - October 2024

European Commission, H2020, £4,559,449

With a particular focus on road Digital Twins, the objective of OMICRON is to develop an Intelligent Road Asset Management Platform to address the needs of road design, construction and maintenance processes, unifying and coordinating innovative technologies from robotics to digitalisation tools. In this case, the Digital Twin will focus on the entire road network system including pavements, bridges, tunnels, signalling, safety systems and lighting. 

 

Past Project

BRIDGE STRIKE

June 2013 – December 2013

London Underground, London, UK & Centre for Smart Infrastructure & Construction (CUED) Grant #59570, £25,200

This project aims were to provide early, reliable warning and notification of bridge strikes using digital video and accelerometers. The system will use digital video and advanced computer vision algorithms to attempt to determine the height of approaching vehicles using a single camera. The accelerometers will be used to determine whether or not over-height approaching vehicles actually hit the bridge, and could provide an indication of a bridge strike to London Underground. If the system could be shown to reliably generate a warning in advance of an impending bridge strike there is the potential to save bridge owners and haulage companies (or their insurers) large sums of money by preventing bridge strikes from occurring in the first place. The project was funded by Transport for London (TfL) and Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC).

Researcher: Bella Nguyen
 

Latest news

Prof Ioannis Brilakis receives two awards from European Council on Computing in Construction (EC3)

7 July 2022

Professor Ioannis Brilakis has won two European Council on Computing in Construction (EC3) awards: The Scherer Award for his outstanding service to the computing community in the context of EC3 and the Thorpe Medal in recognition of a paper that contributes to either practical or research aspects of engineering informatics disciplines in the built environment.

Future Roads Fellowship programme

3 July 2022

Another fantastic opportunity has arisen at the University of Cambridge's Department of Engineering for those interested in taking up a Post-Doctoral Fellowship as part of the Future Roads Fellowships Programme. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2022.