Current DIAL Research Projects
An early initiator of the ‘internet of things’ concept, DIAL is examining its role in manufacturing.
This project aims to investigate how can we improve the resilience of novel construction elements and their associated design and manufacturing processes.
A 3-year project funded by Boeing, aims to look at challenges that manufacturers face if suppliers do not deliver an assembly or component on time and at the right quality.
A 4-yer project funded by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills looks at ‘how the resilience of novel construction elements and their associated design and manufacturing processes can be improved'?
One of seven Auto-ID Labs around the world working in the field of automated identification of objects in the supply chain. The Cambridge lab offers state-of-the-art industrial facilities for testing research developments.
Whole-life management of infrastructure assets supports through-life decision-making and information management for infrastructure assets, such as buildings and rail and sewage networks.
Understanding and developing both the ability of infrastructure to be resilient to unexpected or uncontrollable events [e.g. those associated with climate change] and also the ability to adapt to required changes in structure and / or operations of the infrastructure in the future [e.g. expansion of capacity, change in usage mode or volumes] is challenging due to an uncertain future.
The amount of information created and used in infrastructure and construction sectors is huge and diverse by nature. Organizations need to understand specific requirements for efficient information management throughout infrastructure life cycles and their supply chains.