Universal Structural Health Evaluation and Recording (USHER) System

09 Industry, innovation and infrastructure11 Sustainable cities and communities
  • Original Title: Universal Structural Health Evaluation and Recording (USHER) System
  • Year: 2018
  • Award: World Summit Award
  • Category: Smart Settlements & Urbanization
  • Producer: Francis Aldrine Uy
  • Organisation: School of Civil, Environmental and Geological Engineering, Mapua University
  • Country: Philippines
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The need for infrastructure resiliency is crucial in the Philippines due to its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire. USHER is a building structure health-monitoring system with an accelerograph sensor and a web portal system. The patent-pending technology can be installed in all types of buildings, allowing building managers to monitor a building’s structural integrity and ensure economical, hassle-free compliance with government regulations. USHER has tailored the much cheaper system to the local market, while offering a complete solution.