Structural Health Monitoring (or SHM) uses permanently installed sensors to generate continuous data. A specific software enables to display the data in smart graphics and generates alerts. It is used in conjunction with spot check inspections to enable relevant structural data analysis.
Its aim is to maintain infrastructures, extend their working lives, and detect and forecast their faults.

We monitor the structure and its environment (usage, weather, etc.) simultaneously by integrating a varied range of measurements, with the majority of data being gathered automatically, including satellite measurements.
The data is processed to provide relevant indicators that operators can reliably use to optimise the operation and maintenance of their structures.

Our experience allows us to conduct SHM under challenging conditions (in confined spaces, working at height, etc.) by offering durable instrumentation for a broad range of applications, including extreme environments, offshore structures and potentially explosive ATEX zones.


Monitoring of cable-stayed and prestressed structures

Sixense has specialist expertise, tools and methods that have been specifically developed for cable-stayed and prestressed concrete structures:

  • Substantial knowledge of the issues around structural ageing
  • Robust and proven measurement solutions
  • Acquisition and visualisation software incorporating alerts, indicators and analyses
  • Acoustic monitoring for real-time detection of cable strand failures as a result of corrosion or fatigue

These solutions provide key management information for operators of simple or complex structures.

Why you should use our services:

  • A team of civil engineering and monitoring experts available throughout the full project life cycle
    The members of our team are specialists in Civil Engineering, Metrology, Electronics and Computer Science.
    This broad skill set gives us a clear understanding of client needs on which to develop and recommend appropriate solutions
  • 25 years of experience
    We have a 25-year track record of assisting and supporting public- and private-sector contracting authorities from national governments and local authorities to industrial companies and concession holders in the management of their built heritage.
    We have more than 20,000 connected sensors worldwide installed on modest and major structures, including the Ile de Ré bridge in France, the Rion-Antirion bridge in Greece, the Russki bridge in Russia and the Bosphorus bridges in Turkey.
  • Our resources
    We can provide a complete turnkey project, from design right through to operation, including manufacturing, installation, software configuration and commissioning.