Monitoring of the St. Paul Lutheran Church using a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) During Foundation Stabilization Academic Article uri icon


  • Preserving significant buildings not only saves the structure, but also the history of the United States for future generations. The availability of a fast and cost-effective monitoring system could help persuade more people to rehabilitate historic structures rather than building a new structure in its place. The main goals of this study are to develop a wireless sensor network (WSN) for the specific application of historic structures and to conduct a feasibility test in the field. The structure considered is a historic masonry church with a timber-framed roof. During the construction process, the foundations along the exterior walls are underpinned and the floors are removed and replaced with a floating concrete slab, topped with stone. On completion of the structural foundation work, the WSN is evident as an effective instrument for monitoring of historic structures. © 2013 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

author list (cited authors)

  • Samuels, J. M., Reyer, M., Hurlebaus, S., Lucy, S. H., Woodcock, D. G., & Ozbulut, O. E.

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  • 0

publication date

  • October 2011