Safety of Structures = Public Safety
All structures in todays world must protect human life. We cannot tolerate the risk of having a structure collapse and the associated loss of life.
The structural integrity and safety of the buidings that we use on a daily basis ensures the safety of the Public. This is especially true for significant public structures such as the bridges that we depend on for our transportation infrastructure. Thousands of people cross bridges every hour of every day.
Buildings that people live in and work in must be structurally stable and safe.
Old historic buildings which are significant must be monitored to ensure that the building is not deteriorating from within and could collapse without warning. Historic buildings need to be preserved and kept structural stable in order to protect our heritage and our lives.