July 13, 2022
Fast paced development of electronics technology over the last decade has enable wireless sensors to go from being unproven but innovative solutions for monitoring complex engineering projects to become the go-to option for many schemes.
The benefits for project delivery and reduced risk that this evolution in sensor technology is explored in this episode, which is sponsored by Farnell Electronics.
NCE editor Claire Smith is joined by Bryn Smith, who is chief technical officer with wireless condition monitoring systems and technology firm Senceive, to discuss the change and look ahead to what technology advancements are expected in the future.
Bryn starts by using one of Senceive’s first projects, which involved work on Bond Steet tube station for Costain and Laing O’Rourke, to demonstrate how the technology has changed in the last 10 years. He explains how the limitations of the solutions used on that scheme have been overcome and the benefits the technology can now deliver on current projects.
While advances in electronics has enabled more rapid reporting and longer battery life to improve the quality of the data collected, Bryn said that there are still misconceptions about sensor technology.
As NCE marks it’s 50th anniversary this year, Claire asks Bryn to make some predictions about what sensor technology will look like in another 50 years from now. Listen to the podcast to find out what he thinks is in store for the industry and the opportunities this will present to major project delivery in 2072.
This episode is sponsored by Farnell.
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