DBI, through its Associates, has extensive capability with field instrumentation and monitoring of buildings and structures. Instrumentation and monitoring expertise includes interior building environmental conditions (temperature and humidity), interior building pressures, roof or wall cavity pressures, and HVAC duct air flow and pressure measurements. Structural instrumentation and monitoring includes long-term crack width monitoring, building settlement, deflection, displacement, and/or tilt of structural components as a result of adjacent construction activity or changing ground conditions.
Noise, vibration and building accelerations can be also be documented through triggered response from automated sensor arrays. Such systems can be used to fully identify the effects of interactive measurements and help isolate key contributors to building deterioration or for maintaining or extending serviceability.