We have started work on some website upgrades, including adding recent changes to the Projects and About page, ensuring ease of navigation, and general rejuvenation in keeping with current web trends. We thank you for your patience during these changes, and if you have any questions not immediately answered on the site, we would be happy to answer them through direct contact.
Our company's president, Dr. Vidyadhar Limaye, recently authored a guest column in the Nagpur, India based newspaper The Hitavada. The published column can be read here; the full, unabridged version is available at https://shm-canada.squarespace.com/s/Aftermath-of-a-Bridge-Disaster-by-Vidyadhar-Limaye.pdf.
Some pictures from the latest testing of the prototype of our new digital sensor interface:
SHM Canada is celebrating five years in business today! We're happy to have spent these five years providing structural health monitoring and structural engineering solutions to our clients across Canada. We are looking forward to active involvement in the development and renewal of infrastructure in Canada and abroad for many more years to come.
SHM Canada has been selected to receive a voucher for Innovacorp’s Productivity and Innovation program! With the investment from Innovacorp, we’ll be partnering with Dr. Frank Comeau from St. Francis Xavier University’s Engineering department to develop a new Digital Sensor Interface (DSI) for use in Structural Health Monitoring applications. We expect this work will reduce the overall cost of SHM equipment and installation, while increasing data quality.
We have recently expanded and moved into a new office. SHM Canada Consulting Limited is now located in 255 Lacewood Drive, suite 303. We also have a new phone number: 902-431-SHM1 (or 902-431-7461), and our fax number is 902-431-0242. Our mailing address remains unchanged.
SHM Canada has just been selected as a Tier 1 recipient for the Nova Scotia Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program! We will be working with St. Francis Xavier University to develop a new, innovative drone control system for bridge inspections.
We are delighted to announce the expansion of SHM Canada with the hiring of Philip Vickers as a full time structural engineer in training! Phil recently completed his MASc in Civil Engineering from Dalhousie University, following his research related to structural health monitoring of the Angus L. MacDonald bridge.
SHM Canada has been commissioned by NSGIR for design of repairs to the Canso Causeway swing bridge. The swing bridge connects Cape Breton Island to mainland Nova Scotia, carrying a large volume of vehicular and railway traffic; it also allows the passage of ships through the Canso Canal.
SHM for structural evaluation of radar tower structures: SHM Canada, as part of Cleland Jardine Engineering Limited team, will supply, install, and operate structural health monitoring systems at three radar locations and provide sensor data for structural evaluation of the North Warning System long-range radar tower structures.
Structural Investigation of Canso Causeway Swing Bridge: SHM Canada was recently commissioned to carry out a structural investigation of the Canso Causeway Swing Bridge through inspections and structural evaluation and provide recommendations on repairs and upgrades.