A Structural Health Monitoring Program in The Netherlands

In the beginning of 2010, a comprehensive structural health monitoring program has been launched in The Netherlands with the title “Integral Solutions for Sustainable Construction” (IS2C). IS2C is a National STW and company program that aims to encourage new technologies and innovations on durability and service-life assessment for the building and construction sector in general and for the infrastructure sector in particular. With the IS2C program, it is the objective to generate advanced knowledge for the elements necessary to development a next generation “predictive SImulation Model for service-LIFE assessment” (SIMLIFE). These elements are the building blocks for the simulation model and should generate knowledge in the field of, key performance indicators, degradation mechanisms, monitoring degradation, material / structural performance, monitoring structural performance, and data management. The research projects are expected to be strongly integrated and cover at least two of the three following main research directions, i.e. Sensing & Monitoring, Degradation mechanisms and Materials & Structures and should address a level of research knowledge that goes beyond state of the art of these research directions. The IS2C program is aiming to enforce new innovations in the current state of the art of service-life assessment and to set a new standard for sustainable construction. Projects that were selected and currently run under the program address the following issues:

• Integral chloride sensor development
• Chloride in cracked concrete
• Rapid Chloride Migration method
• Li-based ASR remediation
• ASR performance assessment tool development
• Durable repair materials
• Post casting systems
• Proof loading of aged concrete structures
• Data Management

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the Program Description.