Structural Health Monitoring

Structural Health Monitoring

Manage weathering, decay, and structural damage risks

Exponent provides clients with measurable data and insights to assess and manage risk for the structural integrity of buildings, bridges, retaining walls, wind turbines, towers, and other structures caused by extreme weather events, earthquakes, wind, vehicle impacts, overloading, and time.

How do you quantify damage and decay so you can make informed decisions about the stability of structures?

Corrosion, wood decay, and foundation settlement are all consequences of structural deterioration over time. Exponent's structural health monitoring services can mitigate high repair costs by detecting and measuring damaging phenomena and continuously monitoring the condition of key structural components.

After a damaging event (e.g., an extreme weather event, earthquake, vehicle impact, or overloading) creates stability concerns, pre- and post-event monitoring are particularly valuable to clients. Exponent's evaluations can help you make informed decisions about the best ways to protect the short- and long-term health of your buildings and structures.

If monitoring your property in real-time is important, our consultants can install and deploy wireless or modular data acquisition systems onto bridges, buildings, retaining walls, wind turbines, towers, and other structures. Data can be sent via a wired or wireless connection based on project requirements. This system architecture is ideal for projects requiring distributed data acquisition, and Exponent stocks various types of sensors including accelerometers, geophones, and tiltmeters designed to suit your individual needs.

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