About the Client
The University of Alaska, Anchorage proudly cut the ribbon on their new engineering and industrial building, marking the opening of a state-of-the-art teaching facility housing numerous engineering laboratories including the building itself as a living example of engineering on display.
We brought together the architect’s vision, the structural engineers’ imaginative problem solving, the universities’ pride in ownership, and the inevitable budget sensitive circumstances to achieve a truly unique and beneficial structural monitoring system on Kinemetrics’ OASIS platform. This implementation of a real-world living engineering laboratory will lead to valuable research and benefit the education of all future engineering students as they enter an industry becoming more and more dependent on monitoring data.
Enabled real-time visualization of building responses to seismic, wind, snow, pedestrian, and thermal loadings by integrating multiple data modalities (acceleration, wind speed & direction and dynamic strain) into OASIS platform.
Customized data sharing procedures for students (teaching) and faculty (research)
Captured many earthquakes including the M7.1 2018-11-30 Anchorage earthquake, which was used to confirm building status in face of concerned occupants.