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Sensors 2013, 13(11), 14321-14338; doi:10.3390/s131114321

Field Monitoring of Column Shortenings in a High-Rise Building during Construction

Department of Architectural Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749, Korea
Dasumtek Incorporated, Seoul 222-22, Korea
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Received: 1 October 2013 / Revised: 18 October 2013 / Accepted: 22 October 2013 / Published: 24 October 2013
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
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The automatic monitoring of shortenings of vertical members in high-rise buildings under construction is a challenging issue in the high-rise building construction field. In this study, a practical system for monitoring column shortening in a high-rise building under construction is presented. The proposed monitoring system comprises the following components: (1) a wireless sensing system and (2) the corresponding monitoring software. The wireless sensing system comprises the sensors and energy-efficient wireless sensing units (sensor nodes, master nodes, and repeater nodes), which automate the processes for measuring the strains of vertical members and transmitting the measured data to the remote server. The monitoring software enables construction administrators to monitor real-time data collected by the server via an Internet connection. The proposed monitoring system is applied to actual 66-floor and 72-floor high-rise buildings under construction. The system enables automatic and real-time measurements of the shortening of vertical members, which can result in more precise construction. View Full-Text
Keywords: high-rise building; column shortening; wireless sensor network; automatic measurement high-rise building; column shortening; wireless sensor network; automatic measurement

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Choi, S.W.; Kim, Y.; Kim, J.M.; Park, H.S. Field Monitoring of Column Shortenings in a High-Rise Building during Construction. Sensors 2013, 13, 14321-14338.

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