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Study on Suitability, Effectiveness, and Acceptability of Structural Health Monitoring Systems in Indian Construction Industry

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Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE 2023)

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Structural health monitoring (SHM) is used to assess the condition of the structures in the construction industry that has the potential to significantly enhance structure safety and performance. SHM is the continuous monitoring of structures via the use of sensors and monitoring systems, allowing for the early identification of any possible problems or damage. And by utilizing these systems, we can also accomplish sustainability, since these systems assist in understanding the health of the building on a regular basis, allowing the structure to last longer than the planned life. The usage of SHM has been extensively accepted in Western nations, but it has been somewhat gradual in emerging countries such as India. The purpose of this study was to assess the Suitability, Effectiveness, and Acceptance of SHM in the Indian construction Industry. This study also contains a literature assessment of the present state of SHM in the sector and an examination of regulatory and technological aspects that may impact the adoption of SHM systems in the Indian construction industry. This research indicates that SHM has the potential to be a beneficial tool for enhancing the safety and performance of structures in the Indian construction industry. However, there are various barriers to its acceptance, including the high cost of adopting SHM, a lack of regulatory backing, and a lack of knowledge and awareness of SHM among real estate professionals and building owners. To solve these issues, we suggest that the Indian government and construction sector collaborate to design rules and regulations to facilitate SHM adoption and raise stakeholder understanding of the technology.

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Bolla, P.P., Misbah, F. (2024). Study on Suitability, Effectiveness, and Acceptability of Structural Health Monitoring Systems in Indian Construction Industry. In: Bajaj, D., Gajendran, T., Patil, S. (eds) Sustainable Built Environment. ICSBE 2023. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 451. Springer, Singapore.

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