Making the Invisible Visible - Innovative Structure Monitoring Technologies to Validate and Visualize Buildings Enclosure Performance
Construction waterproofing deficiencies and the structural health of buildings are barely visible until a building fails and causes detrimental loss in a vicious cycle.
Innovative monitoring technologies enable building owners, operators, and scientists to predict future damages and/or limit liability through knowledge of what was once invisible - hidden in the walls, roof and foundation of a building - empowering the industry to develop safer, healthier and more sustainable buildings.
This presentation will allow the audience to gain a better understanding of innovative structure monitoring technologies and tools currently available for quality assurance, risk mitigation, and innovation support in the construction industry.
Jason will highlight the benefits that innovative structure monitoring technologies bring to the construction industry. Selected case studies of mission-critical buildings (i.e. healthcare facility) and innovative structures (i.e. mass timber building) will be illustrated to elaborate on significant technologies applied to structural parts in all types of buildings, before, during or/and after construction. In addition, real-time data analysis and data visualization tools (i.e. Virtual Tour of UBC Tallwood House) have been developed to assist construction firms, architects and engineers, building managers and owners, research institutions, and quality assurance programs, allowing the construction industry to validate designs, materials, and methods to produce and innovate more efficient and durable buildings.