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THINKlab welcomes members the Uscore2 Greater Manchester Peer Review

THINKlab were delighted to host part of a citywide event for the Uscore2 project and their Portuguese partners. The final day of a three-day event included meetings, discussion and focus groups. The Amadora peer review team considered ‘Increase Infrastructure Resilience’ (E8a) and ‘Recovery’ (E10) with experts from Salford City Council, Ministry of Housing, Communities & […]


Seminar: Advancing interdisciplinary disaster risk reduction 7th Dec, 2pm-3pm

THINKlab SEMINAR SERIES ON LOCAL RISK, RESPONSE AND RESILIENCE PLANNING “Advancing interdisciplinary disaster risk reduction” Thursday 7th December 2017, 14:00 – 15:00 Speaker: Prof. Andrew Collins, Northumbria University Venue: THINKlab, Maxwell Building, the University of Salford, M5 4WT THINKlab is pleased to welcome Professor Andrew Collins to deliver a special lecture on “Advancing interdisciplinary disaster […]


THINKlab Seminar Series On Local Risk, Response and Resilience Planning 27th October 2017

THINKlab will be holding Seminar on Local Risk, Response and Resilience Planning 2017/2018 and deliver a special lecture to mark World Disaster Day 2017. Speakers to include: Chris Lowther, Chief Fire Officer, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service Alan Robson, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service Date: Friday, 27th […]


£1.2m Disaster Research Management Project Secured

We are delighted to have been successful in securing a £1.2m research grant from EPSRC under the Global Challenges Research Fund to Develop a “Collaborative Multi-agency Platform for Building Resilient Communities”. The research team from the School of the Built Environment at University of Salford will be led by THINKlab Director Prof. Terrence Fernando with […]


2017 THINKlab Conference Schedule

  Conference season is upon us once again!  Detailed below is our schedule for this year: Smart Cities 2017 – 4th April In partnership with Salford Professional Development, we will be hosting the 2017 Smart Cities Conference on the 4th April at AJ Bell Stadium The Smart Cities Conference 2017 will bring together experts from government […]


THINKlab & Network Rail partnership wins National Construction Excellence Award BIM Project of the Year

  Our 4D BIM for Track Renewals Project with Network Rail won a National Construction Excellence Award for BIM Project of the Year! Judges at Constructing Excellence said the technology “has the potential to be applied across the rail industry both in the UK and internationally and is an “outstanding example of a technology and […]


THINKlab wins Industry Award

DIGITAL technology from the University of Salford is proving a game-changer for the planning of Britain’s rail network upgrades – and a prize-winner! Network Rail has signed a new contract with the University to roll the technology out across the country after successful series of trials. The revolutionary 4-D simulation developed with S&C South Alliance, […]


THINKlab Project shortlisted for North West Regional Construction Awards 2016

The THINKlab team are delighted that our project with Network Rail on 4D Simulation Environments for Track Renewal Programmes has been shortlisted for North West Regional Construction Awards 2016 – BIM Project of the year. THINKlab have been working with Network Rail to create a range of real world 3D and 4D simulation modules which can […]


The Future of Smart Cities

The United Nations estimates that currently, 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. These parts of our planet are hubs of human ingenuity and efficiency integral to regional economies, but are also responsible for much of earth’s environmental degradation and can be centres for unrest and crime. With the UN predicting that the […]


THINKlab: Bringing Rail Data to Life

Today Network Rail services carry 50 per cent more passengers than ten years ago, equating to about four million people a day. Passenger numbers have increased at a fast pace and are expected to continue to rise. With demand increasing it is essential to carry out improvements and modernisations with smarter ways of working to […]