There is no need to second guess it; a building health monitoring system is an absolute must for almost any type of significant structure. Some of the biggest advantages of having a structural health monitoring system attached to your building include:
It provides an early warning to the concerned authorities so that they are able to take action well before there are any injuries or casualties.
It keeps a regular check-up on the health of your structure so that sudden failures can be avoided.
It safeguards human life as well as the loss of property.
It protects all of the surrounding structures in the vicinity as well.
It increases the lifespan of any structure in which it is placed.
It reduces both the long-term and short-term costs related to structural maintenance.
It monitors the safety performance of a building for the life of the structure.
It evaluates the effect of the operation of the structure on various parameters, including strain, stress, water, inclination, pressure, deflection, and water seepage.
It compares the observed data with design assumptions.
It helps in the planning and scheduling of predictive and preventative maintenance programs for the structure.
It provides data to determine the effects of natural calamities—including earthquakes, snowstorms, and flooding—on the structure.
It complies with long-term, reliable data on various elements, including foundations, anchoring systems, and containment structures.