SMART SAFE SCAFFOLDING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$471,480.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
19474
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vt Sensing
Rd 2 Box 978, Underhill, VT, 05489
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Peter J Kajenski
 (802) 899-4590
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
OVER THE PAST 25 YEARS THERE HAVE BEEN MORE THAN 85 COLLAPSES OF STRUCTURES UNDER CONSTRUCTION THAT HAVE BEEN DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO FORMWORK FAILURE. WE WILL DEVELOP SENSING SYSTEMS AND TECHNIQUES APPLICABLE TO THE MONITORING OF CONSTRUCTION SITE SHORING AND SCAFFOLDING. THIS WORK WILL BE DEMONSTRATED AT OUR IN HOUSE LAB FACILITIES AS WELL AS AT A "REAL-WORLD" MAJOR CONSTRUCTION SITE. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THIS SENSOR NETWORK WILL PROVIDE SIGNIFICANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE LOAD DISTRIBUTIONS ON SHORING SYSTEMS THAT IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE. THIS INFORMATION WILL ALLOW DANGEROUS SITUATIONS TO BE QUICKLY IDENTIFIED SO THAT THE CORRECTIVE ACTION CAN THEN BE TAKEN. THUS THE RISK OF INJURY OR LOSS OF LIFE AT A CONSTRUCTION SITE WILL BE REDUCED, POSSIBLY LEADING TO LOWER LIABILITY INSURANCE COSTS. FURTHERMORE, THIS INFORMATION MAY ALSO BE USED TO FORMULATE NEW CONSTRUCTION CODES THAT WILL FURTHER ENHANCE CONSTRUCTION WORK SAFETY.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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