THINKlab

Smart city technology for disaster resilience

Professor Terrence Fernando, Director, and Dulcidio Coelho, Technical Director, THINKlab, University of Salford, talk to Abigail Tomkins at the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) NATURAL disasters are occurring more frequently in South Asia. Floods, earthquakes, landslides and droughts can wipe out many years of development progress in a single catastrophic event. Alongside response

New digital platform helps THINKlab’s partners integrate more effectively

The University of Salford’s THINKlab has developed a digital platform which allows a range of heterogenous sensor networks to be integrated so project partners can effectively monitor rising rivers and rainfall which can lead to floods and landslides. The digital platform will be used in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Pakistan, three low-middle income countries whose

Q&A with THINKlab drone visualisation developers

The THINKlab has developed a new digital drone visualisation platform which has the potential for changing the way users can respond to disasters more effectively and for supporting post disaster reconstruction efforts. The digital drone visualisation platform will mean that stakeholders are able to interpret data more quickly which will strengthen their decision-making and increase

UKRI announces international development research programme awards

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced 141 new international development research projects that is aimed at tackling global challenges such as environmental disasters, education for children living through conflict and malnutrition. These awards aim to bring together a wide range of researchers and experts from across the UK and developing countries to generate innovative

Digital drone visualisation platform

Smarter, faster intelligence thanks to THINKlab’s Drone visualisation platform

The University of Salford’s THINKlab has developed a new digital drone visualisation platform which has the potential for changing the way users are able to respond to disasters more effectively and for supporting post disaster reconstruction efforts. The innovative platform will mean that stakeholders are able to interpret data more quickly to establish an accurate

A VR model of Europe’s largest gardening project

THINKlab was asked to help visualize the new RHS Bridgewater Garden; a major project to transform the grounds at Worsley New Hall—a historic 19th-century mansion in the heart of Salford— into one of the largest gardens in Europe.

Bringing the fourth dimension to track renewal scheduling

THINKlab Director Terrence Fernando speaks to Abigail Tomkins from The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) about how the 4D Simulation tool designed and developed on Unreal Engine is helping to improve rail track renewal programs.

THINKlab Launch: MOBILISE 2.0

The University of Salford’s THINKlab is pleased to announce the launch of the MOBILISE digital platform version 2.0 with a range of new features for supporting disaster risk reduction and response for natural disasters.