11th ANSHM Annual Workshop 2019

This Annual Workshop series is organised by the Australian Network of Structural Health Monitoring (ANSHM), which was established in June 2009. Griffith University will host its 11th Workshop to mark the 10th Anniversary of ANSHM in the place where it was first founded (i.e. QLD). This is also a timely event given the completion of Griffith’s new building (N79) in 2019, which will become a living laboratory with sub-structure and super-structure sensors being installed to monitor the health status of the building. This Workshop will be co-chaired by Prof Hong Guan and Dr Dominic Ong from the School of Engineering and Built Environment (EBE), and will be held on Griffith’s Gold Coast campus.

ANSHM 2019


Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) presents great benefits for the management of civil infrastructures around the world. The importance of the problem motivates academic institutions and industries with expertise and knowledge in SHM to work together. The aims of ANSHM Annual Workshops are to facilitate this engagement by sharing recent achievements, promoting collaborative research, and developing better SHM implementations to find optimum solutions for national and regional infrastructure.

Specific objectives of the 11th Annual Workshop are:

  1. Bring all ANSHM members together to present and share their recent research achievements, SHM implementations and data mining strategies, and visions in real project applications.
  2. Showcase Griffith University structural engineering research activities and virtual tour of new Griffith building N79 incorporated with sensing technology.
  3. Develop new research collaborations between academic institutions and industry.


This Workshop marks a significant milestone for ANSHM, as we celebrate its 10th Anniversary. Therefore you are encouraged to present a progress report of the major SHM projects of your institution/organisation outlining the advancement of your work and the latest development and technologies in the broad area of SHM.

The Workshop covers a wide range of topics, including but not limited to the following:

* Structure Health Monitoring
* Structural Safety and Reliability Analysis
* Non-destructive Testing and Damage Detection Techniques
* Vibration Testing and Monitoring Techniques
* New Sensing and Measurement Techniques
* Modal Analysis and Data Analysis Techniques
* National and Regional Infrastructure Asset Management
* Structural Performance and Life Cycle Assessment
* Structural Maintenance and Repair Strategies
* Condition Monitoring and Damage Identification of Structures

Please email your abstract to Hong Guan at h.guan@griffith.edu.au or Dominic Ong at d.ong@griffith.edu.au


TimeMonday 2 DecemberTuesday 3 December
8:30 - 9:00Registration 
9:00 - 9:30Official Opening and welcome by prof Tommy Chan, ANSHM PresidentRegistration
9:30 - 10:30Oral PresentationsOral Presentations
10:30 - 11:00Morning TeaMorning Tea
11:00 - 12:20Oral PresentationsOral Presentations
12:20 - 13:00LunchAnnual General Meeting (AGM)
13:00 - 14:00Lab tour12:40 - Lunch
14:00 - 15:20Oral PresentationsIndustry Forum
15:20 - 15:50Afternoon TeaAfternoon Tea
15:50 - 16:00Impact Analysis of Nanocomm Hub and Future Plan - Prof Wenhui Duan, Director NanocommARC Training Centre for Smart Data Driven Next Generation Infrastructure and Official Closing (Prof Tommy Chan) - close 16:30
16:00 - 18:00Advisory Board Meeting 
18:00 - 21:30Workshop Dinner (for ANSHM EC/AB members and sponsors) Speaker: Emeritus Prof Yew-Chaye Loo AM

Organising your visit

South East Queensland is serviced by two airports:

Gold Coast Airport - offers domestic and direct international services to/from New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan and is just 25 km south of GC campus

Brisbane Airport - Is one hour north of the GC campus and offers domestic and a large range of international flights.

All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival).

There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on the person’s purpose for visiting Australia. More information on the visa application process can be found here.

An excellent network of public transport exists connecting the Gold Coast and Brisbane. The G: light rail system runs from Broadbeach to Helensvale train station and stops right outside Griffith University Gold Coast campus. All public transport from Gold Coast to Brisbane requires the purchase of a Go Card to pay for fares. Translink provides an electronic travel card, the seeQ card, for visitors to Queensland which allows you to travel for 3 or 5 consecutive days using G:Link tram, bus, ferry and train services. You can purchase a 3 day card for $79 or 5 day card for $129. Purchases can be made online or at specified retailers. Go to this Translink page for more information and to purchase the seeQ Card

For more information on how to get around the Gold Coast visit the City of Gold Coast public transport pages.

Uber, limousine and taxi services are available in Queensland.

The Gold Coast city has a large range of accommodation to choose from including hotels, apartments and Airbnb. Whilst we have not secured any rooms, we recommend accommodation close to the tram line which runs straight to the Griffith Gold Coast campus. Some options include Surfers Paradise, Southport, Broadbeach, the Broadwater.

Mantra at the Sharks opened in 2018 and is walking distance to the campus;

QT Hotel is situated in Surfers Paradise, close to the G: Link tram line.

For other accommodation options also visit these sites:

  • Booking.com
  • Wotif.com
  • Airbnb.com
  • Trivago.com

There are many things to do and see on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane if you are looking at staying on a little longer. Here are some suggestions:

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