Structural Health Monitoring
Heritage Standing Inc. has developed in-house software for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). This software, MIROVY, allows us to quickly undertake advanced analysis of data for damage detection, accounting for our changing climate and the unique nature of older materials and designs. Structural Health Monitoring becomes important to control risks when a building has structural concerns. It can be particularly beneficial for minimizing costs for remote sites, reducing the number of site visits required to maintain safety during a construction project (and afterwards).
Level 1 SHM:
Regular visual inspection of tell-tales and predefined points, cracks, levels, plumb, etc. No electronic systems are employed.
Level 2 SHM:
Based upon a condition assessment and/ or the client’s needs, HSI will tailor a monitoring system. The system is designed to provide specific answers to well-defined questions using a clear methodology. The why and how of data collection, reporting, and interpreting are defined before installation. The SHM systems typically consist of data loggers connected to wired sensors which collect data every hour. The system is monitored over time by Heritage Standing Inc., who interprets and provides reports at pre-defined intervals (yearly at minimum). A Level 2 SHM system can be used for long-term asset management. It typically includes early damage detection algorithms to aid owners in catching deficiencies when they can be addressed easily and at minimum expense.