Jun 29, 2018

ShapeArray monitors excavation of Canada’s future highest skyscraper

Tyler Morency
6 years ago

ShapeArray monitors excavation of Canada’s future highest skyscraper

A new, towering skyscraper will soon join Toronto’s skyline. Located on the corner/intersection at Yonge Street and Bloor Street West, “The One”—a mixed residential and retail development—will be Canada’s tallest building when completed at 306.3 metres (1,005 feet) and 85 storeys. In early May, Monir Precision Monitoring installed SAAV into the $1 billion urban construction high-rise project. Construction began in 2017.

Measurand was on-hand to provide support while Monir Precision Monitoring installed SAAV into an inclinometer casing to monitor deflection in an H-Pile retaining wall with a planned 14 levels of tiebacks. Monir Precision Monitoring used sensemetric’s THREAD platform to collect and view data from the ShapeArray.

Construction is expected to finish in 2020.

  • 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