17 December 2012
UCLB spinout company Senceive Ltd has won an International Tunnelling Award for joint work with Halcrow on the Bond Street Station Upgrade Scheme, a project which is a collaboration between London Underground and a Costain Laing O’Rourke joint venture vehicle.
Bond Street station is currently undergoing a £300 million redevelopment as part of the construction of London’s Crossrail. This involves engineering an interchange between existing Tube lines and the planned Crossrail lines, increasing capacity to accommodate more passengers and improving accessibility.
Senceive’s award, presented in the Product/Equipment Innovation category at the 2012 ceremony in Toronto, Canada, was for an innovative 100 wireless sensor node deployment as part of the re-development. The monitoring system uses Senceive’s high-resolution wireless tilt meters mounted on tunnel lining segments, showing their individual rotational and linear equivalent movements on Senceive’s WebMonitor software.
The company’s innovative magnetic sensor fixings, designed by Halcrow and Senceive, allow fast and simple deployment as well as relocation during shifts. The design ensures that sensors can also be left in situ during running hours.
Senceive’s strategic focus is on the rail and construction sectors with the company being at the forefront of developing and deploying highly cost-effective, robust and user-friendly wireless asset monitoring for both geotechnical/ structural and rail signalling applications. Based in London, Senceive is a technology spinout from UCL that was incorporated in 2005.
“We believe that the project and its recognition of success in overcoming the challenges in deploying a very cost-effective, robust and flexible solution in a highly challenging environment is a seminal moment in the acceptance of Senceive’s unique wireless solution for condition monitoring in rail and construction,” said Graham Smith, CEO Senceive.
“It is great to see Senceive – of which UCLB is a major shareholder – recognised with an International Tunnelling Award for their wireless-enabled geotechnical monitoring system,” said Dr Steven Schooling, Director of Physical Sciences, Engineering and Built Environment at UCLB. “I look forward to continuing to engage with the team in 2013 to deliver further growth in the construction and geotechnical sectors for the company.”
UCLB is a leading technology transfer company that supports and commercialises research and innovations arising from UCL, one of the UK’s top research-led universities.
UCLB has a successful track record and a strong reputation for identifying and protecting promising new technologies and innovations from UCL academics. It invests directly in development projects to maximise the potential of the research and manages the commercialisation process of technologies from the laboratory to market.
UCLB supports UCL’s Grand Challenges of increasing UCL’s positive impact on and contribution to Global Health, Sustainable Cities, Intercultural Interaction and Human Wellbeing.
For further information, please visit: www.uclb.com
Senceive supplies reliable wireless asset monitoring; helping clients protect and maintain their infrastructure and assets across a wide range sectors, from railways to construction sites and both the interior and exterior assets in and around buildings.
By retrieving data across almost any sensor type either on-site or over secure internet, Senceive customers monitor their sites from anywhere in the world.
For further information, please visit: www.senceive.com