This montoring system is developed based on accerolomter, laser sensor and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), to remotely monitor the structural health of piers, seawalls and breakwaters, thereby achieving preventive maintenance and reducing operating cost.
There are over 300 piers, and 127 km of breakwaters and seawalls in Hong Kong. Previously, the monitoring of structural stability was carried out by regular manual and visual inspections. Certain inspections involved construction of temporary platforms, which were time consuming and could not be carried out frequently. The remote monitoring system automatically provides alert, alarm and action messages to the maintenance team for immediate actions as necessary.
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