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Sensequake is a world leader in structural health monitoring and seismic assessments for buildings, bridges and infrastructure. We have developed state-of-the-art software and sensors to provide professional services and a turnkey solution to engineers, governments, insurance firms and the real-estate industry.

Our patented technology performs structural health monitoring and seismic assessment solely based on actual data from highly sensitive vibration sensors - saving time, effort and money - all the while providing superior results. By doing so, you create a smart baseline which can be used for determining any structural changes over time. This allows for the detection of hidden defects, undocumented structural modifications and integrity concerns not detected by visual inspection and tradition engineering practices which can significantly improve disaster preparedness and recovery plans. We also provide periodic, permanent and specialized structural health monitoring solutions.

Applications of our


Baseline Analysis

Ambient Vibration Test

Find the natural frequencies, modal shapes and the damping ratios to create a baseline

Improving Reliability Of Assumption-Based Models

Calibrate pre-existing finite element models to increase their reliability 

Non-Destructive Condition Assessment

Focus on critical locations, examine integrity between structural blocks, structural joints or the flexibility of floors



Structural Health



Track long-term vibration to check for excessive motion. Especially useful near construction sites or for highly sensitive equipment / structures

Monitor a structure's modal properties periodically or permanently to detect hidden changes


Seismic Non-Structural




Seismic Structural


Run time-history analyses on

any amount of ground motions to

provide the response histories and

maximum global seismic demands

without finite element models

Supply response spectra at any location on the structural platforms to provide further component damage evaluations


Compare the generated seismic demands with codes such as FEMA P58 leading to repair time and damage cost estimates


Increased reliability and accuracy


No need for detailed engineering plans and assumptions


Rapid seismic assessment


Optimized retrofit schemes for more reliable and cost-efficient structures


Results based on actual data from sensors


No need for finite element models


Why choose


"Ambient noise study proved to be a very efficient tool for the seismic response evaluation of the Centre Block, a primary heritage building of the Canadian Parliamentary Precinct in Ottawa. It highlighted, at an early stage, several aspects of the building response to seismic loads, aspects which will require special consideration during the design phase. In the same time, the ambient noise study was used for the calibration of seismic analysis computer model developed by the structural consultants. Sensequake provided timely professional services for the test planning, data collecting and post-processing, working diligently on a very complex structural framing and many site constraints."

Parliament of Canada

Michael Petrescu-Comnene 

Senior Structural Project Manager

Charles-Lemoyne Hospital

Serge Vézina 

Ing. P. Eng. M. Eng.
Director of Structures, buildings et special projects
Vice President of Engineering and International Special Projects 

"Sensquake direct sensing-based seismic evaluation of structural and non-structural components rather than finite element models helped us to identify the most vulnerable locations in the building and calibrate our finite element models to design the most reliable retrofit scheme. In one of our major projects, the technology detected structural characteristics and floor in-plane flexibility that were not visible through traditional methodologies.

This technology will allow our customers to establish a smart database of their existing portfolio of structures allowing them to accurately monitor any changes in the future and cost efficiently optimize retrofit plans across their portfolio. We look forward to working with Sensequake again."

"The technology advantage presented by Sensequake is revolutionary. Their approach dramatically improves the viability of conducting asset portfolio seismic assessments, both from an initial and ongoing assessment point of view. Their ability to assess a facility regardless of its age and the state of its documentation in a non-destructive and non-intrusive manner is critically important. Their ability to integrate their results with a structural finite element model ensures that this model is realistic and that this model has been cost optimized for the required performance."

Federal Canadian Research Centres

Peter Slinn 

Engineering Manager

Sensequake is a great example of how building information modelling, the Internet of Things and the power of cloud computing will help engineering deliver high value services to their clients... in a way that continues to make them relevant and competitive.

1st Place Prix Montréal Inc.

November 30, 2017

Sensequake is awarded the 1st place for the Prix Montréal Inc. by Fondation Montréal Inc. for being the best startup of 2017 out of the next generation of Montreal entrepreneurs.


Winners of the 2015-2016 William and Rhea Seath Awards Competition

April 27, 2016

Sensequake founders receive the prestigious William and Rhea Seath Award and $15000 for their 3D-SAM innovation; the highest distinction awarded to professors/students in McGill's faculty of Engineering for the best inventions of the year.


PhD duo create incredible damage assessment software for earthquakes

October 15, 2015

MTLinTech interviewed Sensequake co-founders to showcase their technology and demonstrate its relevance. A 2013 study by AIR predicted that potential major earthquakes in Quebec in the next 50 years could cost the government $60 billion.


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Sensequake as startup of the month by Quartier de L'Innovation, a great video clip about our technology

Sensequake CEO presenting at Mega Demo Day at Olympia Theatre, Montreal, in front of 1,500 people


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