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Construction load monitoring using instrumented shoring
Author(s): Dryver R. Huston; Peter L. Fuhr; Timothy P. Ambrose; Elizabeth A. Devino; Michael P. Werner
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Paper Abstract

Over the past 25 years in the United States there have been more than 85 collapses of structures under construction that have been directly attributable to formwork failure. Sensing systems and techniques applicable to the monitoring of construction site shoring and scaffolding are designed and implemented with preliminary systems being used in the field and in the laboratory. Such a sensor network can provide significant information about the load distribution on shoring systems. This information can allow dangerous situations to be quickly identified so that corrective action can be taken. Furthermore, the load data acquired with this system can be used to formulate improved construction codes that enhance construction work safety. Laboratory proof-of-concept experiments as well as actual field site measurements presenting the in-service use and capabilities of an intelligent shoring system are described in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2191, Smart Structures and Materials 1994: Smart Sensing, Processing, and Instrumentation, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.173971
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Dryver R. Huston, Univ. of Vermont (United States)
Peter L. Fuhr, Univ. of Vermont (United States)
Timothy P. Ambrose, Univ. of Vermont (United States)
Elizabeth A. Devino, Univ. of Vermont (United States)
Michael P. Werner, Univ. of Vermont (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2191:
Smart Structures and Materials 1994: Smart Sensing, Processing, and Instrumentation
James S. Sirkis, Editor(s)

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