Going Afield with Instrumentation

by Ed Brylawski, (M.ASCE), Principal and Manager; Geonor USA, 1425 Broad St., Clifton, NJ 07013,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1986, Vol. 56, Issue 8, Pg. 49-51

Document Type: Feature article


An overview of field measurements and instrumentation in civil engineering is presented. System components are described for the practicing design or construction engineer involved in instrumentation projects. Measurement techniques and current sources of information on instrumentation are explored. The article emphasizes the importance of planning, and points out how motivation, communications, back-up measurements and data checks are important. Case studies illustrate measurement problems.

Subject Headings: Instrumentation | Case studies | Construction management | Motivation | Field tests

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