structural monitoring News

  • Laying the foundations for the next generation of structural health monitoring

    The first step towards creating a simple method to understand Structural Health Monitoring systems is being taken by NPL – the development of industrial demonstrators for renewable energy and civil engineering structures. There is a wide industrial need for predictive systems that can monitor structures and inform the asset holders on their state of structural health. These structures include ...

  • ASTM D5055 - 11a Standard Specification for Establishing and Monitoring Structural Capacities of Prefabricated Wood I-Joists

    This specification gives procedures for establishing, monitoring, and reevaluating structural capacities of prefabricated wood I-joists. Capacities considered are shear, moment, and stiffness. Procedures for establishing common details are given and certain design considerations specific to wood I-joists are ...


    By ASTM International

  • Parallel Measurement of Air-borne and Structure-borne Noise

    With quality control or long-term monitoring of devices, machines, vehicles, etc. often several vibration and acoustic measurements are required in parallel. The FX100 Audio Analyzer is the ideal platform to quickly and easily set up such measurement systems. The FX100 Audio Analyzer is a modular system equipped with up to four parallel analysis channels. Microphones or vibration sensors ...


    By NTi Audio AG

  • New Vibration Monitoring Terminal Available

    Brüel & Kjær today announced the release of its new Vibration Monitoring Terminal Type 3680. The innovative device enables users to effectively: Protect against structural damage risks in construction and mining Assess human response to ground-borne vibration from road and rail traffic Monitor background vibration to ensure ...

  • Meteorological Monitoring Alert – Psd Permitting

    AERMOD has replaced ISC in most cases as the preferred air dispersion model for use in PSD/regulatory permitting. AERMOD uses current science to predict the impact of air emissions from multiple sources at receptors located near points of interest. The AERMOD has the ability to use site-specific meteorological parameters to account for variation in wind and stability due to nearby structures, ...

  • NRC monitoring approach of Hurricane Ike

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has activated its Incident Response Center in Arlington, Texas, and is monitoring the approach of Hurricane Ike, expected to make landfall on the Texas coast tomorrow morning. The South Texas Project nuclear plant in Bay City, Texas, has notified the NRC that it intends to shut down if hurricane winds in excess of 73 mph are forecast on site.  The licensee would ...

  • 2010 Global Ecolabel Monitor Released

    This report summarizes the findings of the 2010 Global Ecolabel Monitor, a comprehensive global survey on the performance and structure of ecolabels around the world.Full results are available at Ecolabelindex.com. How do consumers and institutional buyers know if something is ‘green’ or ‘ecofriendly’? As environmental qualities are often imperceptible in the final ...

  • NRC monitoring approach of Hurricane Gustav

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has dispatched additional personnel to nuclear power plants in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas in anticipation of the expected landfall Monday of Hurricane Gustav. One plant – Waterford, located about 20 miles west of New Orleans – informed the NRC it intends to shut down late Sunday evening to ensure that all safety precautions are in place ahead of the storm. ...

  • CH2M HILL’s Allen Davis to receive hydraulic structures medal for technological leadership

    Allen Davis, a 36-year employee of global full-service engineering, construction and operations firm CH2M HILL, has been selected by the Environmental Water Resources Institute (EWRI) to receive the 2008 Hydraulic Structures Medal. The award is one of the top two awards granted to hydraulic engineers annually, worldwide. “This is, indeed, a huge honor,” says CH2M HILL Chairman and CEO Ralph ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • New monitoring network for Scottish ports

    Historically, ferry masters operating off the west coast of Scotland would have to sail to a port and on arrival visually assess the weather and tide conditions before deciding whether safe berthing alongside the pier or quayside would be possible. This wastes time and fuel, and can causes immense frustration among passengers, who may see ferries come close to a port, but thereafter depart ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Rotork Schischek launches controller for decentralised control structures in industrial and hazardous areas

    More and more applications in the industrial and hazardous area building automation sector require high performance and easy to use control systems. The local control of variable air volume (VAV) and constant air volume (CAV) systems as well as pressure, temperature and humidity eliminates the need for connection to remote controllers. Air volume control is the key to delivering cost effective ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Arkansas receives $343,200 to monitor and survey freshwater

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is helping Arkansas take additional steps to assess the effects of pollutants and other stressors on the state’s freshwater resources. EPA awarded $343,200 to Arkansas to participate in a National Ecoregion Monitoring Program, a Wetlands Survey Project and develop a software program to interface the data. EPA works with states and local ...

  • Protecting your investment in weather monitoring technology

    When you buy a weather station from Columbia Weather, we help protect your technology investment by recommending accessories that may be useful to your particular installation. To prevent the possible disruption of weather data during an ice storm we offer a couple of options. For Capricorn 2000 Weather Stations, we recommend a heated rain gauge and the heavy-duty EX wind sensor with the ...

  • 3D forest reconstruction to improve environmental monitoring

    Knowledge of forests is essential to our understanding and mitigation of climate change. Covering about 30% of global land area, forests play a significant role in the delivery of ecosystem services including climate regulation, carbon storage, biodiversity, prevention of soil erosion and flood mitigation. Forest monitoring programmes, which can assess the impact of natural and anthropogenic ...

  • Using micro-organisms to monitor river health

    Monitoring changes in microscopic organisms called diatoms can assist in evaluating the quality of water over an entire river watershed. Researchers from France have developed a new index that could help Member States fulfill the EU's Water Framework Directive 2000 (WFD). The WFD aims to achieve good ecological and chemical status in surface water bodies by the year 2015. Diatoms are a type of ...

  • Recovery Act Funds will upgrade earthquake monitoring

    Grants totaling $5 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are being awarded to 13 universities nationwide to upgrade critical earthquake monitoring networks and increase public safety. “These stimulus grants will save lives as well as create jobs,” Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said today. “More than 75 million Americans in 39 states face the risk of earthquakes. ...

  • Shimadzu introduces new multi-dimensional gas chromatography system for structure and quality control analysis

    Shimadzu Scientific Instruments’ new Multi-Dimensional Gas Chromatography system (MDGC) expands the capabilities of chemists who perform target compound analyses in complex sample matrices, including natural product extracts, food and flavor components, and biological extracts. Traditionally, a single-column approach to these analyses has proven to be problematic because the complex nature of ...

  • Announcing the Solinst Symposium on groundwater monitoring for the 21st century

    Design is a traditional task common to all engineering fields although most engineers do not have to deal with the heterogeneous properties of materials as is the case in site remediation, mining, geotechnical engineering, etc. A structural engineer can specify properties of steel or reinforced concrete and an electronics engineer can specify the physical properties of transistors, capacitors, ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Ashted vibration monitoring used during chimney demolition

    Vibration monitoring equipment from Ashtead Technology Rentals played an important role when a famous Lancashire landmark from the Victorian era came crashing to the ground in a controlled explosion. Encia Demolition carried out the detonation of the 65 metre tall Gem Mill chimney in Oldham to make way for a housing development. In order to monitor the ground vibrations caused by the detonation, ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Beazer East Completes Cleanup of Over 100 Residential Structures at the Cabot Koppers Site in Gainesville, Fla.

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Beazer East has finished soil cleanup at 103 residential structures at the Cabot Koppers site in Gainesville, Fla. The cleanup was accomplished with 100% participation from property owners. Cleanup also took place at seven commercial buildings, four vacant lots, and the Genesis Preparatory School. In the end of 2013, a contractor for ...

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