Research by this group focuses on characterizing the condition of structural systems using structural health monitoring technology and computational modeling tools. The goal of structural health monitoring is to measure the response of some critical infrastructure and to diagnose if, when, where, and how much damage has formed. Knowledge of the structure’s condition can then be forwarded to owners and engineers to make informed decisions regarding structural rehabilitation. The specific focus of these researchers is on substructural monitoring, a set of divide-and-conquer strategies to better understand the safety of individual critical structural components. Their research interests also branch out to studying the dynamics of how buildings collapse through laboratory testing and computational modeling, and predicting the time-dependent behavior of cementitious materials at the microscale level.