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Structural Monitoring

Structural Health and Response Monitoring is an innovative method of monitoring structural status and performance without otherwise affecting the structure itself. Structural Health and Response Monitoring utilises several types of sensors embedded in, or attached to a structure to detect exceedance of allowed performance criteria as well as identify and verify structural behaviour.

The strength and serviceability of a structure can be considerably reduced by natural or human-made events, and increased levels of use.

Utilising Structural Health and Response Monitoring systems, timely notifications about any potential problems can be generated and behaviour of the structure can be monitored.

The emerging use of Structural Health and Response Monitoring especially in the last decade, is a result of the increasing need for the monitoring of innovative designs and materials as well as a better management of existing structures.

Reactive vs. Preventive vs. Prescriptive Maintenance

Poor maintenance strategies can reduce a structure’s life span and possibly create a life hazard if not attended in time. Most inspections are visual and do not consider any internal damages if no visual signs are present. Maintenance strategies fall into one of three categories, each with its own challenges and benefits:

Reactive Maintenance
Strategy of repairing a structure only after any damage is visible and obvious or at a point of failure.
Costs are only incurred when failure is imminent and some organizations feel that this creates an operational cost savings, when truth is that the longer you wait to repair damage it will only raise the repair costs exponentially.
More often than not ends up treating the asset symptom, rather than the problem causing the symptom.
Waiting for damages to be obvious can be a large financial burden to any organization and may lead to a dangerous situation.
Preventive Maintenance
Also referred to as planned maintenance, this consists of regular pressure washing, painting, roof repairs and equipment maintenance.
Based on theoretical failure rates and not necessarily based on actual structural performance.
Maintenance on a regular basis is no guarantee that the structure is safe and that there is no internal unseen damage.
Internal damage could be lingering until this damage is obvious and therefore more costly to repair and may even make your structure unsafe to occupy.
Prescriptive Maintenance
Your structure or asset is tied to your historical data through the use of Structural Health Monitoring System (SHM), similar to having an EKG machine put on your body to listen to what is going on internally.
SHM will continually monitor your structure in real time and comparing the results to the design parameters of the structure and inform you immediately if any structural changes have occurred.
By detecting small changes, it enables you to inspect these areas and perform minor repairs before they become a bigger and more expensive problem and possibly avoiding a dangerous situation that may costs lives.
Quantitative data is recorded and stored to a cloud where it can become the “black box” for your structure, facilitating the settlement of any claim to your insurance company.
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Commercial / Residential Buildings

Consider a typical office building with up to 500 people working in it. After a substantial natural or manmade disaster; the building’s owners would typically need to have a structural safety survey done before allowing the office workers back in to the building.

The process can take from many hours to a number of days depending on the size of the building and the suspected damage.

However, had the proprietor installed a live monitoring system; he would have been able to instantly say whether the safety levels had been breached. What is the cost of the survey? What is the cost of lost time due to 500 office workers being idle?

Infrastructure Applications

These potential applications include but are not limited to the following:




Power Plants


Office Buildings



Correctional Facilities

Federal Buildings

Government Buildings


Communication Towers

Earthquake Early Warning

Earthquakes are perilous and inevitable natural events, causing severe damage and loss of life. There is no proven method to forecast the precise occurrence time of an earthquake nor its location or size. Yet, utilising state of the art scientific methodologies as done in GeoSIG Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) solution, it is now possible to quite accurately assess the location and size as soon as an earthquake emerges using its non- destructive primary waves. Thus, warnings about a potential strong shaking can be generated almost instantaneously , until destructive secondary seismic waves arrive.

Based on fast and reliable communication channels, this provides the crucial seconds to take measures which may help reduce catastrophic impacts of seismic events.

After an earthquake, GeoSIG Rapid Response (RR) solution provides analytic and thematic information on the aftermath of the earthquake in terms of shake maps consisting of observed ground motion parameters as well as estimated damage distribution.

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