Buildings & Bridges

Buildings & Bridges

Buildings and bridges are subject to a variety of external and internal forces including wind, traffic, heat, earthquakes and people. We believe that monitoring factors such as these is key to fully understand structural behaviour and identify any potential defects. Monitoring structures over time using an array of sensors provides structural health data for a building which can direct development  and analysis.

Monitoring of buildings and bridges is entirely dependent on each individual case, but commonly used instruments measure quantities such as stresses and strains, tilt, deflections, settlement and heave and temperature.

Links: Extension & Compression, Settlement & Heave, Stress & Strain, Temperature, Tilt & Deflection.