Technological innovations

for a safer, more sustainable world

Between economic downturns, geopolitical tensions, and the increasing impacts of climate change, countries across the globe face a number of complex issues and risks. Terra Insights is committed to help our clients rise to the challenge.

Engineering with the observational method

Terra Insights provides geotechnical engineers the tools to practice the observational method when approaching a project. This framework (as described by Robert Peck in his 1969 Rankine Lecture) means decision-makers can continually adjust construction and design procedures based upon measurements and observations as construction proceeds.

Reducing carbon emissions with design optimization
Cement, a key ingredient in concrete, contributes to about 8% of the globe’s carbon dioxide emissions. Amid increasing urbanization, demand for concrete continues to grow. The observational method allows engineers to reduce the amount of concrete within their designs, which provides positive environmental benefits while maintaining safety.

Risk-mitigation technology for alternative and green energy safety

As part of the effort to limit the impact of climate change, more and more countries continue to explore policies and technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS)

CCUS refers to a suite of overlapping technologies that capture C02 produced from industrial applications.

While there are a number of challenges to overcome before wide spread adoption of CCUS, Terra Insights is uniquely positioned as a platform to provide the comprehensive risk mitigation tools to reduce the potential hazards of underground carbon storage as low as reasonably practicable.

Alternative energy safety

Nuclear power plants (NPP) and small modular reactors (SMR) present a number of environmental benefits—low greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution—compared to traditional fossil fuels used to generate electricity. Terra Insights is ready to provide wide-area satellite monitoring combined with critical seismic and vibration measurements for ongoing and continuous risk mitigation. These solutions can identify potential geohazardous areas of concern and assess the potential for earthquake hazards.

Human comfort compliance and regulatory norms

Human comfort norm compliance is the practice of ensuring that indoor spaces are designed, built, and maintained to meet certain standards of human comfort. These standards typically include temperature, ventilation, air quality, lighting, noise, and vibration. Comfort norms are set by a variety of organizations and governments, and they are designed to ensure that people can live and work in comfortable and healthy environments. Terra Insights’ wireless vibration monitoring devices are pre-programmed with comfort norm regulations to ensure that vibrations don’t exceed the threshold.

Aging civil infrastructure monitoring

Many of the world’s civil infrastructure, especially dams and bridges, have exceeded their expected lifespans. This means even projects engineered to best-practices at the time, now face increased risk from age and deterioration. 

By monitoring aging civil infrastructure, it is possible to identify potential issues before they become a major problem, saving time and money in repairs or remediation efforts, ensuring the safety of the infrastructure. Terra Insights’ comprehensive approach to risk mitigation combines satellite imagery, global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and global positioning system (GPS), alongside in-situ geotechnical and structural health instrumentation.

What are environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies?

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies are corporate policies that focus on environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and corporate governance.

These policies are designed to ensure that companies are taking proactive steps to reduce their environmental impact, are treating their employees and customers fairly, and are adhering to ethical and transparent corporate governance practices.

ESG policies are increasingly being adopted by companies around the world as a way to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.

Terra Insights and environmental, social and governance

As environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies lead to stricter safety and sustainability regulations, the need for real-time, critical asset data has increased. Terra Insights’ scalable platform provides end-to-end monitoring technologies and data delivery solutions from underground to above.