Wireless Remote Monitoring Solutions to Enhance Safety in Construction

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The role of technology in the evolution of the construction industry cannot be disputed. For example, the use of BIM or remote machine control, would not be possible without the advancement and use of technological innovation within the construction world.

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Utilising Wireless Remote Monitoring Solutions to Enhance Safety in Construction:

Utilising Wireless Remote Monitoring Solutions to Enhance Safety in Construction

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The role of technology in the evolution of the construction industry cannot be disputed. For example, the use of BIM or remote machine control, would not be possible without the advancement and use of technological innovation within the construction world. The cost of land, health and safety, building legislation and even architectural fashions have all had a huge impact on the structures we see on our skyline today. Technology has provided the tools to allow this advancement, from concrete technology to the development of composite building materials, and from advanced survey techniques to automated monitoring. Buildings constructed today would have been beyond comprehension 100 years ago which is largely down to technological development which has accelerated in the past 5–10 years.

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The adoption of remote UAVs and drones, 3D modelling, easy to use and high-precision mobile scanning, and even Augmented Reality (AR) have allowed us to visualise and fully understand how new structures will interact with existing assets. In turn, this has helped to improve efficiency and streamlining of planning, design and development within construction . The United States is one of the largest construction markets in the world. With expenditures reaching over $1,293 billion USD, there are very few countries that can rival the US’ construction industry. With that said, the US is not without its challenges. On top of skilled labour shortages and environmental impacts, safety is still a significant concern. There are increasing levels of federal and local or public pressure being placed on the US construction industry when it comes to on-site accidents, and improving safety practices It rightly remains one of the highest priorities to ensure staff safety on or near-site. It is also very clear that whilst proper management and procedures are critical to establishing the right environment in the first instance, technology can play a greater role in making people and sites safer.

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One key theme in aiding safety and reducing risk within construction, comes through the use of any technology that allows remote management or control of assets that are potentially hazardous. For example, wireless technology has a major part to play in the monitoring and management of any fixed asset to avoid people needing to go to site in the first place. Wireless Intelligent Monitoring Solutions (IMS), takes the use of remote monitoring solutions to aid decision making in the world of monitoring assets, to a whole new level. You can also split your content Intelligent Monitoring Solutions

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IMS is now regarded as paramount in enabling rapid decision making and enhancing predictions to support immediate identification of early signs of structural and geotechnical failure and fatigue . It is possible only now as it brings together significant developments in the three key enabling areas of wireless, smart sensors and the gateway to the outside world.

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Sensors placed on construction related assets, have traditionally been functionally simple devices, often wired, that convert physical variables into electrical signals or changes in electrical properties. While this functionality is an essential starting point, smart sensors/intelligent sensing adds the following properties to perform as Internet of Things ( IoT ) components : Cost effective, to be economically deployed in large numbers Physically small, unobtrusive in any environment where possible Wireless, for versatility

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Sensor nodes need to be able to talk continuously to each other Self-identification and self-validation Very low power draw plus smart algorithms, so can survive for years without a battery change Robust, to minimise or eliminate maintenance Self-diagnostic and self-healing Self-calibrating, or accepts command commands without lag Able to provide immediate alerts Data pre-processing, to reduce the load on gateways, PLCs, and cloud resources

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Information from multiple sensors can be combined and correlated to infer conclusions about latent problems; for example, triaxial tilt or deformation sensors, in-place inclinometers or piezometers combined with still camera images can be used to detect and validate the onset — or actuality — of landslip failure. Smart sensors are built as IoT components that convert the real-world variable that they’re measuring into a digital data stream for transmission to a solar powered gateway . Incorporating IoT into smaller, easier to deploy, long-life wireless devices can help to monitor assets in construction by utilising a wide range of structural and geotechnical sensors, as well as wireless cameras. Once deployed, engineers receive smart localised ‘Big Data’ in near real-time, aiding the prediction of asset failure, and importantly, allowing immediate reaction to potential danger.

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Wireless IMS, and remote monitoring solutions, allows surveyors to be proactive, as well as reactive. These systems provide early prediction and minimise risks in dangerous areas while saving time and money — allowing preventative work to be done in order to limit asset failure. If there is any movement on a building or on a site, these devices will detect it — and will signal them in near-real time to reduce potentially vital delays in conducting repair works.

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Securing a Safer Future This proactive approach offers the opportunity to give engineers the best chance at preventing danger to the public. Looking to the future, AI or machine learning could soon take large volumes of data and certain asset failure classes, analyse and potentially aid the prediction, or show earlier trends in failures and potentially remove or minimise the need for any human intervention for critical asset decision making. Whilst predictability remains a little way off for some asset classes, and needs all the necessary safety protocols in place, the more enlightened organisations with their data scientists have been working on this for years and it will almost certainly be part of day to day operations in the not too distant future.

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In two or three columns Securing a Safer Future This proactive approach offers the opportunity to give engineers the best chance at preventing danger to the public. Looking to the future, AI or machine learning could soon take large volumes of data and certain asset failure classes, analyse and potentially aid the prediction, or show earlier trends in failures and potentially remove or minimise the need for any human intervention for critical asset decision making. Whilst predictability remains a little way off for some asset classes, and needs all the necessary safety protocols in place, the more enlightened organisations with their data scientists have been working on this for years and it will almost certainly be part of day to day operations in the not too distant future.

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Flexible Remote Monitoring Solutions There are many critical success factors in the above to allow instant intelligent sensing to be effective. For rapid decision making to function, it does require particular high performing wireless platform infrastructures to be in place and will not work with star, LoRa or point-to-point wireless systems . The value of IMS extends beyond geotechnical applications and can be used to detect movement on almost any asset in Construction. Easy to deploy, robust, small wireless sensor nodes are now being deployed almost everywhere. They can be connected with multiple sensors and sensor types in remote locations without anyone needing to be worried about the asset — until something happens.

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Thankfully, the technology exists that allows us to immediately know what’s happening on ‘at risk’ assets, in remote or busy locations and to accurately measure movement down to a hundredth of a millimetre, with a reporting rate of only a few seconds. With the best platforms, it can afford unprecedented reliability, with long battery life with precision and repeatability for a multitude of purposes and environments. This is not the future… it is today . Find out more about wireless remote monitoring solutions by speaking to Senceive on +44 (0) 7731 8269 or visiting the website

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