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The Queensferry Crossing is one of Scotland's largest construction projects

BUILDING SUCCESS W WORDS: STEWART MCROBERT

hen it comes to breaking new ground, Construction Edinburgh is an excellent example of the University of Edinburgh's forward thinking. It is a crossdisciplinary initiative that is developing industry/academic partnerships and goes beyond conventional views of the sector to look at social aspects, supply chain and the future of infrastructure. Two examples of the pioneering work being undertaken in partnership with business,

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policymakers and other centres of excellence are highlighted here.

Road to the future

Professor Gordon Masterton holds the recently created post of Chair of Future Infrastructure at the University. With a distinguished engineering career that includes being the UK Government’s representative on the £15 billion Crossrail development in London and president of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Professor Masterton’s new role is designed to help policymakers address large-scale challenges in transport and utilities. He will oversee a Future Infrastructure Research Centre that will draw on the University's world-leading expertise in fire safety and structural engineering, granular materials, railway engineering, non-destructive testing, environmental and water engineering, resilience planning, and large-scale data acquisition and analysis. Professor Masterton (pictured left) said: “Part of my role is about making links across the University. The vision for our research centre is to assemble cross-disciplinary research teams from areas such as engineering, geo-science, business, informatics and social studies. All have important parts to play in the future of our infrastructure.

Profile for Edinburgh Research & Innovation

Infinite magazine 2016  

Edinburgh Research & Innovation’s Infinite Magazine highlights some of the exciting industry engagement, innovation and enterprise activitie...

Infinite magazine 2016  

Edinburgh Research & Innovation’s Infinite Magazine highlights some of the exciting industry engagement, innovation and enterprise activitie...

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