Universal Structural Health Evaluation and Recording System

- About Us -

Ushering a Safe and Resilient Future

The next Big Earthquake in Metro Manila may hit within our lifetime.
– Usec. Renato Solidum, DOST Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change

The Universal Structural Health Evaluation and Recording (USHER) System is a cost-effective 24/7 Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) System for building and bridges that enables economical and hassle-free Compliance. As a developing country continuously threatened by earthquakes, the need for an innovative system in the Philippines that monitors the structures’ integrity is imminent. Imagine the significance of USHER, an ERI that can keep an eye on a structure’s integrity while you’re sleeping.

Know more about USHER:


- The Usher ERI Device -

USHER System is a next generation structural health monitoring system composed of an accelerograph and a web portal. USHER ERI MAX functions as an Earthquake Recording Instrument (ERI) that is more than compliant with the DPWH guidelines and implementing rules on earthquake recording instrumentation for buildings and the National Structural Code of the Philippines (NSCP).

The USHER 24/7 web portal system allows developers, building owners and managers, local government units, building officials and structural engineers remotely monitor and analyze the structural integrity of buildings and other structures. The web portal enables economical and hassle-free compliance with government regulations.

Demo of the Web Portal

- Our Founder -

Dr. Francis Aldrine A. Uy

Dr. Uy is the founder of Universal Structural Health Evaluation and Recording System (USHER). He is the Dean of the School of Civil, Environmental and Geological Engineering of Mapua University since 2008. He achieved his Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering degree at the University of the Philippines. He is the DOST-PCIEERD 2018 Outstanding R&D Awardee on Special Concerns and the 2018 World Summit Awards Winner for Smart Settlements & Urbanization Category. He is a recipient of the ASEAN Outstanding Science Diplomat of 2019. He is a Newton Agham Grant awardee, Leaders in Innovation Fellowship Programme by the British Embassy Manila and the Department of Science and Technology. He is a Lifetime Member of the Foundation of Outstanding Mapuan Inc. (FOMI) and The Outstanding Mapúan (TOM) 2015 Awardee in Academe by the National Association of Mapúa Alumni (NAMA).

Dr. Uy is the Project Leader of ·IIID-2016-006: Data Analytics for Research and Education (DARE) Project 1: Technical Design and System Deployment (the Philippine-California Advanced Research (PCARI) Project in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), University of California Berkeley and University of the Philippines- NIP. He is also the Project Leader of the Development of Philippine Structural Integrity Monitoring System for Critical Infrastructures in Metro Manila (PhilSIMS Phase 1), the Development of Earthquake Intensity Monitoring System (PHIVOLCS), the Development of Wireless Sensory Network System for Structural Health Monitoring of Bridges (SMART BRIDGE), the Automated Real-Time Monitoring System for Ambuklao, Binga, San Roque and Magat Dams(Project ARMS), and the Data Validation of LiDAR DEM and Its Utilization in Watershed Modeling and Flood Hazard Assessment: The CABARZON River Basin.

President and CEO

USHER Technologies, Inc.

- Our Team -

Believers, doers, and can deliver- These are the kind of people comprising USHER’s Board of Directors. Each person brings in their expertise in technology, structural engineering, finance, business development, and networking. They are committed to USHER’s stability, sustainability, and growth and all working towards the common goal of building better structures and saving as many lives as possible.

Engr. Donato G. Santiago

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Nilo U. Martirez II

Finance Director

Mr. Claro C. Zablan, Jr.

Business Development Director & Head of Channels and Alliances

Engr. Febus Reidj G. Cruz

Research and Development Director

Atty. George Matthew T. Habacon

Corporate Secretary

- Our Awards -

DOST-PCIEERD 2018 Outstanding R&D Award

on Special Concerns Category (climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction management, and the environment)

Manila, Philippines

for the project The Development of Wireless Sensory Network System for Structural Health Monitoring of Bridges (SMARTBRIDGE), now known as the Universal Structural Health Evaluation and Recording System (USHER)

Winner of the World Summit Award 2018

in the category Smart Settlements & Urbanization

Lisbon, Portugal

The World Summit Awards selects and promotes local digital innovation to improve society. It rewards cutting edge innovation that demonstrate how ICTs can impact society in a positive way.

ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award 2019

for the Project Category: Universal Structural Health Evaluation and Recording System (USHER).

Jakarta, Indonesia

This award recognizes outstanding engineering achievements within ASEAN countries and encourages engineers in the creation of more innovative ideas, products, and processes.

- Our Partners -

Government Research and Development

DOST

DOST-PCIEERD

DOST-PHIVOLCS

DPWH


YGC Family Early Adopters


Key Partners

DPWH GUIDELINES