Structural Monitoring can also be refered to as an Insurance Policy. Monitoring of structures reduces liability exposure for owners of structures.
The continuous monitoring of a structure provides the owner with a means to observe changes in the way a structure reacts to loads and provides the owner with an early warning system if structural changes are occurring. Analysis of these changes by a structural engineer provides the owner with the knowledge that his structure is safe or that structural reinforcement is necessary. All of this can happen before there is a problem that requires insurance claims. The technology can help reduce or eliminate insurance risks for both the owner and the insurance company.
Monitoring is critical during nearby construction activities. The monitoring can provide the information to determine if the nearby construction would cause damage to a structure. The early knowledge of the potential damage allows for an opportunity to change the method of construction before a structure suffers permanent damage.