July 26, 2022 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Structural Health Monitoring: Present and Future

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Structural health monitoring (SHM) is an area of our industry that has advanced significantly over the past decade.  This presentation will cover the basics of SHM, the current state of the industry, the challenges of monitoring physical infrastructure and examine several case studies.  It will also discuss the ways that SHM can make us better designers, review upcoming technology including machine learning and computer vision, and examine future industry trends.

2 hours of CE credit

Learning Objectives:

  • Goals of conventional structural health monitoring
  • Challenges of monitoring
  • Review of several case studies and how challenges were overcome
  • Upcoming technology

Introduction to WIM Technologies

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Invented in the 1950s, Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) technologies have evolved over time and become an integral part of transportation management. The first half of the webinar will introduce the fundamentals of WIM, introducing electronic components at a WIM site, different sensor types, how to select the most suitable WIM technology for different applications, and related standards and specifications. Challenges of WIM data collection and corresponding solutions will be discussed. This will be followed by an overview of different WIM applications in the world such as traffic data collection, tolling, enforcement and overweight permitting, supported by various case studies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand goals of WIM data collection
  • Recognize differences between 4 main WIM sensor types
  • Identify Standards and Specifications for WIM deployment in the US and in the world
  • Learn about WIM applications in the US and in the world
  • Review of several case studies


This is a virtual event on Zoom. Attendees must have a Zoom account in order to access the presentation.

Members - $60
Nonmembers - $90

About the Speakers

Erik Zuker 
Structural Engineer​, HNTB
Erik Zuker is a structural engineer in HNTB’s New York bridge group and has more than eleven years of experience in the bridge industry. He received a master’s degree from Columbia and has taken on various roles at HNTB including biennial inspector, designer of new and rehabilitated structures, construction support services coordinator on major projects and most recently in the owner’s engineer role at the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. A constant thread through his career has been the application of structural health monitoring, advanced non-destructive testing and the use of programming languages to evaluate large data sets.

Ekin Senturk, Ph.D., PE
Technical Advisor, HNTB Associate Fellow
Ekin is a structural engineer with 18 years of research experience on bridge engineering in industry and academia. He has expertise in the condition evaluation and load rating of routine and complex bridges and leads the load rating practice at the HNTB New York Office, in addition to supporting load rating projects nationwide. He has assisted various transportation agencies in the US with the development of their load rating and overweight permitting guidelines and executed or contributed to numerous research projects for FHWA, AASHTO and TRB. His project experience also includes Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) Analysis, Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), calibration of bridge codes and specifications, engineering software development, data analysis and visualizations, and probabilistic methods in structural engineering. He executed WIM studies statewide and nationwide for various agencies such as ODOT, UDOT, LADOTD, NYSDOT, NYCDOT, NJTA, MTA Bridges & Tunnels, Port Authority of NY&NJ and TRB. He was one of the co-researchers in the NCHRP 20-17/Task 410 Project “Load Rating for the FAST Act Emergency Vehicles EV-2 and EV-3” where WIM technologies were used to calibrate live load factors for FHWA’s Emergency Vehicles.



David Zambrano ( FDH Infrastructure Services )
Harry Marshall ( Harry E. Marshall )
Don Jabczynski ( S.E. Enhancements, LLC )
Aaron Neuman ( USG )
Mitchel Cook ( Michael Baker International )
Steven Megginson ( Hampton Lenzini & Renwick )
Tim Padgett ( TWM, Inc. )
Karen Grossett ( Thornton Tomasetti )
Sheila Kimlinger ( TWM, Inc. - Saint Louis, MO )
Steven Zebich ( Exponent, Inc. )
John Owen ( Owen Engineering LLC )
David Bilow ( HOH Group, Inc. )
Steven Zebich ( Exponent, Inc. )
Joseph Petrich ( Sargent & Lundy LLC (Retired) )
Saeed Babanajad ( WJE )