Our services integrates electronic sensors with processing, transmission, and visualization technologies and can be used to capture information from locations across New Zealand, including the most remote sites.
Technology is allowing us to gather information on structures on a continuous basis. For example, we can analyse the effect of temperature on structural cracking, or the effect heavy vehicles are having on bridges.
We can test the effect of design or other interventions on building environments by measuring light, sound, CO2, humidity and temperature over time.
In Canterbury, we saved a client over $10m in unnecessary strengthening by demonstrating thorough continuous and ongoing monitoring, using sensors with our proprietary low power datalogger. The technology won the prestigious 2017 ACENZ Silver Award for Excellence.
Some of the services include (but are not limited to):
- Providing advice on the appropriate IoT customised solution, including procurement and set-up
- Collecting and providing data from the continuous monitoring of structural movement in remote locations (and non-remote)
- Collecting and providing data from the continuous monitoring of crack movements over time and temperatures
- Collecting data on cycle ways using a bike instrumented with video, LiDARGPC positioning and rider feedback technology
- Monitoring building environments on parameters such as light, sound, CO2, humidity and temperature.
WSP has developed a service that uses electronic instrumentation systems to collect data that is used to view and monitor structural assets’ response to such things as vehicle loads, seismic events, and weather. The system is entirely standalone and utilises wireless communication and solar charging, something that is particularly useful for structures in hard to access locations.
The system samples data from the connected sensors at high speed, then processes and compresses the data for secure low-cost transmission to WSP’s network. The system can be customised to communicate with virtually any sensor, or internet connection technology. A typical system utilises displacement and inclination sensors, and transmits data via cellular networks.
A custom Dashboard display for the data can be created which is viewable on any internet connected device
Remote Infrastructure Monitoring Tools
Our remote infrastructure monitoring service uses proven technology to monitor and measure the factors you need to know about your infrastructure and extend the life of an asset. This includes measurements such as inclination and lateral movement.
Data is sent remotely wirelessly and thereby reduces the need for putting employees in dangerous situations and causing undue disruption to the people that use the infrastructure.
Data taken from measurements can be used to determine the integrity of existing structures and validate the design of infrastructure models