Capabilities and Facilities


Relying on the extensive resources and competencies, SAHM is capable of providing services in the following areas:

➢ Drone inspection for Monitoring of Structures
➢ Static & Dynamic Testing
➢ Experimental Modal Analysis
➢ Numerical Modelling
➢ Damage Identification
➢ Finite Element Model Updating
➢ Condition Rating
➢ Bridge Life Cycle Analysis
➢ Assessment of Future Condition of Bridges
➢ Priority Ranking for Budget Allocation
➢ Remediation Planning
➢ Decision Support Systems for Bridge Asset Management
➢ Structural Health Monitoring


The Structural Research and Testing Laboratory at CIE is one of the best testing and research facilities in Australia. It includes several multi-purpose structural testing and sensor technology laboratories. The facility complies with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for testing. Some of the major testing and monitoring facilities at SAHM include:

➢ Intel Falcon 8+ Drone
➢ Hongshan 1000 tonne Multipurpose Testing Machine
➢ Elevated Temperature Test Rig
➢ Strong Floor 8m*16m and Associated Testing Rigs Including Multiple Actuators
➢ Advanced Materials Testing Equipment
➢ An Automated Microwave Imaging System


➢ Developing a Low-cost Accurate Bridge Weigh in Motion System for Estimation of Gross and AxleVehicle Weights (Funder: DATA61)
➢ Development of a Novel Mobile Sensory System for Bridge Health Monitoring (Funder: AustralianResearch Council)
➢ Feasibility study of using Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Systems for Bridge Inspection (Funder:Road and Maritime Services)
➢ Structural assessment of Eight Major Bridges (Funder: Council of the City of Sydney)
➢ Structural Assessment of Two Composite Bridges (Funder: Palerang Council)
➢ Modelling and Fuzzy Semi-Active Control of Seismically Excited Building incorporated with NewlyDeveloped Adaptive MRE Base Isolator (FEIT Research Seed Funding Grants)
➢ Health Assessment of Timber Poles and Transmission Towers in Service, subjected to AmbientConditions, Using Fuzzy Transfer Learning (FEIT Blue Sky Grants, Collaborative Project with UTS)
➢ Condition Assessment and Health Monitoring of In-service Civil Infrastructure Using Deep Learning(Early Career Research Grants, Collaborative Project with UTS)
➢ Seismic Assessment and Rehabilitation of Existing Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Bridges inMiddle East as per requirements of Caltrans, FHWA, and AASHTO
➢ Composite Overwrap Repair System for Pipelines-Onshore and Offshore Application, Sponsoredby CRC-ACS
➢ Development of a Decision Support System for Management of Bridges, Sponsored by RailCorp
➢ Development of Cost Effective Techniques for Maintenance and Management of Timber BridgeAssets, Sponsored by IPWEA