Smart building structure monitoring
Due to the unique property and location, at the junction of the plates, Taiwan endures extreme weather conditions such as heavy rain and seasonal typhoons as well as frequent earthquakes. Such circumstances threaten the security of the structure and challenge the durability of all the infrastructure. On the other hand, Taipei city has early start of modernization development, consequently, majority of building structures have been aging over decades. Aging structure with its potential risks of damage and failures could jeopardize citizens’ safety and security. Thus, it is necessary to place effective monitoring on the infrastructures and urban building structures, avoiding any form of catastrophes.
Addressing such need, Taipei city government is introducing an innovative solution from MORPHOSENSE, a French start-up. A pilot project will take place at Shezhi bridge where the structure monitoring sensor network will be deployed and installed. Over the project period, this solution will measure the real-time simultaneous 3D geometric deformation and 3-axes vibration of the structure. Based on the needs, the fully integrated solution will present the results in various forms from alert for any abnormal incident to real time visualization of structure behavior. The structure monitoring sensor network could also provide real-time first-hand reference for structure health after unusual circumstance, such as extreme weather or earthquake. It increases the effectiveness and efficiency of structure condition evaluation and remove the risk of structure failure.
The project will use the Internet of Things technology to improve the safety of people using buildings and bridges, and enable the competent authorities to effectively grasp the structure of public buildings and reduce the risk of accidents.