May 4, 2020

ShapeArray for automated deformation monitoring on infrastructure projects

Tyler Morency
4 years ago

ShapeArray for automated deformation monitoring on infrastructure projects

This online seminar is presented in partnership with Geotechnical Observations.

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Join Dr. Andrew Ridley of Geotechnical Observations and Chris Gairns of Measurand to learn how ShapeArray is used to monitor deformation in infrastructure.

What you can expect from this live webinar:

• Overview of ShapeArray, use cases and benefits

• See how ShapeArray has been used on large infrastructure projects in the UK market

• See how real-time data collection and analysis can add value to a monitoring plan

• Data analysis from real-world infrastructure applications, including tunnels, sewers and retaining walls

• An interactive question and answer session will follow the presentation.

About the presenters:

Dr. Andrew Ridley

Andrew Ridley is the Managing Director of Geotechnical Observations Ltd (GeO), an integrator of geotechnical instrumentation and UK distributor of ShapeArray. He is a civil engineer with more than 35 years’ experience, has a Masters in Soil Mechanics and a PhD, both from Imperial College London. He has advised on instrumentation and monitoring for Heathrow Airport Terminal 2B, Crossrail, the Northern Line Extension and Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station. He retains strong academic and research interests and is the current Chair of ISSMGE TC220 on Field Measurements in Geomechanics.

Chris Gairns, M.Sc.E, P.Eng

Chris Gairns is the Director of Sales at Measurand Inc. As a professional engineer, he has collaborated with hundreds of engineers to create automated real-time monitoring solutions on all scales of projects. His background in geomatics engineering includes project coordination, research and development, and instrumentation. He believes robust monitoring plans are essential to the safety of the public and the success of any engineering project.

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  • 1993

    The Beginning

    Measurand is established in Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • 1994

    Bend sensor development

    Measurand develops and patents fiber optic bend and position sensors for the medical and automotive sectors

    U.S. Patent 5,321,257

  • 1995

    Canadian Space Agency

    Receives funding from the CSA to develop sensor technology that ultimately leads to invention of ShapeTape

    U.S. Patent 5,633,494

  • 1999

    Patent on fiber optic sensor

    Measurand receives patent for "Fiber Optic Bending and Positioning Sensor" issued June 29, 1999

    Canadian Patent 2,073,162

  • 2001

    ShapeTape & ShapeHand debut

    Measurand designs and develops innovative motion capture technology

    U.S. Patent 6,127,672, 6,563,107

  • 2002

    Measurand Attends the ICPMG

    First contact with the geotechnical sector at the International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG)
  • 2004


    Design patent application sent about a new product designed to meet the specific needs of the geotechnical industry

    U.S. Patent 6,127,672, 6,563,107

  • 2005-08


    Measurand debuts ShapeWrap motion capture technology for the film and animation industry

    U.S. Patent 7,296,363

  • 2006

    Malibu installation

    ShapeAccelArray installed for ground monitoring for the first time​ in Malibu, CA

    Canadian Patent 2,472,421

  • 2007


    Suite of instrumentation developed for motion capture within Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines

    U.S. Patent 7,296,363

  • 2011

    SAAScan launched

    Built for rapid deployment and repeated use

    Canadian Patent 2,472,421

  • 2014

    SAAX launched

    Purpose-built for heavy-duty horizontal installation

    Canadian application 2,815,199 & 2,815,195

  • 2017

    SAAV launched

    The only geotechnical instrument with a patented cyclical installation method

    Cyclical Sensor Array, Canadian application 2,815,199 & 2,911,175