Tomb of Jesus: SMT sensors help monitor and report on the wall moisture level of the renovation
SMT has been trusted to monitor the most sensitive data centers, art galleries and historic structures in the world. In most cases these projects are performed under confidential contracts as moisture in assemblies are considered sensitive private information.
We are proud to be able to tell the world that we provided masonry moisture sensors to monitor and report on the wall moisture level of the renovated Tomb of Jesus, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem.
The masonry moisture monitoring technology has been installed and is presently monitoring the newly renovated Tomb of Jesus. The sensor technology is used to monitor the masonry at the monument foundation where moisture transfer is occurring through capillary action through the stone and mortar.
The sensor was developed in conjunction with the University of Manitoba through an NSERC Engage project. The outcome of this project resulted in using the sensors to monitor the moisture performance and degradation of Canada’s parliament buildings.
New technology is being used to investigate millennium old structures to confirm the renovations or renewals are going as planned, and will maintain the integrity of the structure for millennia to come.
Careful consideration for the planning of historic structures can be met with unforeseen site conditions, waterproofing product adaptations, and staged construction implementation. SMT installed electronic sensors for moisture monitoring enables confirmation of the desired outcome: a renovation project which extends the life of the building for future generations.
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