Geotechnical & Structure health monitoring are innovative methods of monitoring structure safety, integrity, performance and its interaction with the soil, without otherwise affecting the structure itself
Geotechnical monitoring is important because soil and rock constitute the largest construction material by volume used in a built environment, and understanding their behaviour as engineering materials is critical to the design of building foundation systems, earth and rock fill dams, tunnels and other underground structures, and all other facilities constructed of or in contact with soil or rock
SHM is as much importance, because the strength and serviceability of any structure can be considerably – even terminally – reduced by natural or human-made events, earthquakes, increased levels of use and design changes.
The result is that repair costs become comparable with replacement costs.
Properly performed geotechnical engineering characterizes the properties of earth materials and predicts the reaction to loading conditions, resulting in improved foundation design, fast-track construction time, lower costs, reduced delays and increased awareness of environmental risks.
Also, the ideal SHM system provides you with on-demand information about your structure's integrity and serviceability, as well as warnings concerning any damage detected. Therefore SHM significantly reduces repair costs through early damage detection, making the monitored structure safer and increasing the cost efficiency of its maintenance.
Monitoring towers and buildings
Monitoring building foundations