Director, Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, University of Cambridge
Wednesday 24 May, 2017
09.40 – 11.20
The Future of Industry: Developing a strategy for smart infrastructure – a whole life approach to infrastructure design
Dr Jennifer Schooling was appointed Director of the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC), at the University of Cambridge, in April 2013. CSIC is an Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) with the specific aim to transform infrastructure through smarter information.
Before joining CSIC Jennifer worked for Arup, the global engineering consultancy, leading the firm’s Research Business and delivering strategy development to support clients in targeting their investments to improve productivity and competitiveness. Jennifer was also Arup’s Research Relationships Manager for the UK, working to develop strong collaborative relationships and managing the firm’s research investments.
CSIC brings together world-class engineering research, academic excellence and commercial industry to support the UK in becoming a world leader in the fields of sensing technology, asset management and smart city development.
Jennifer and her team work with 41 Industry Partners, including Crossrail, Thames Water, London Underground, Highways Agency, Arup and Infrastructure UK, to develop commercial technologies, tools for data analysis and asset management, best practice guidance codes and specifications for scale-up and standardisation. CSIC also works with industry bodies including the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) to unite the industry in smart innovation.