Aims & Objectives
The aim of ISHMII is to advance the theory and application of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems and methodologies in civil engineering infrastructure as a service to the engineering profession and Society members at large. By increasing the appropriate expertise and knowledge of SHM, the Society can provide advice and counsel to the private sector, governments, insurers of civil structures, and universities on all matters dealing with SHM.
The objectives of the Society are to:
a. Promote innovative SHM solutions as an integrated part of designed and existing structures.
b. Promote the application of SHM technologies to assure public safety and the structural safety of civil infrastructure (e.g. buildings, bridges, offshore platforms, power plants, pipelines, highways, and railways) related to various engineering disciplines (e.g. construction, materials, structural engineering, the special case of geotechnical engineering including but not limited to sliding slopes and mining area -open and in the underground – and other aspects of the field) and all related buildings including tall or earthquake-safe buildings.
c. Consider SHM technologies needed to respond to technical and societal challenges such as those with regard to heritage sites or historical structures, structures in dense urban regions and structures used for public gatherings.
d. Promote the integration of SHM systems into structure components that are already in the design phase of a structure to enable better evaluation of the materials’ behavior as well as provide an tool for effective inspection during construction and operation.
e. Optimize SHM methodologies for risk management, life-extension of aged structures and for rapid post-hazard assessment.
f. Develop standard methodologies for the optimization of SHM systems including the development of intelligent data management and post-processing tools to provide key information.
g. Develop and provide international standards and guidelines on the state-of-practice of SHM.
h. Provide a platform for multi-disciplinary knowledge sharing and experience exchange among international experts and communities to maximize the benefit of research and development efforts.
i. Accelerate the acceptance of SHM methodologies as a major performance measurement and evaluation tool by owners and authorities, in part by providing evaluation and documentation of the cost-benefit ratio of SHM systems.
j. Develop educational modules to train and involve undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, practicing engineers, managers, owners and their insurers, and government authorities in SHM methodologies and systems, including but not limited to proven safety, risk reduction and resilience.
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