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Construction Information Technology Laboratory

 

Current Project

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

A fully funded PhD studentship is now available

30 April 2021

A fully funded 4-year EPSRC Industrial CASE PhD Studentship is available, commencing on 1 October 2021, to investigate methods for generating Digital...

A postdoc opportunity in Construction Information Technology sponsored by the EC H2020 OMICRON

13 April 2021

A 36-month position is being advertised for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering to work on the project titled "OMICRON...