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Catastrophic failures result in environmental degradation, loss of human life, and the production of large masses of demolished waste. Building codes and design methods are used to produce structures safe for public utility. At times, structures are exposed to harsh conditions through loads and the surroundings not planned for during the design process. These harsh conditions normally produce long-term structural deterioration. Structures, therefore, need continuous assessment through various techniques. The common techniques used are. Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). Commercial technology is used in the NDE technique. The SHM technique involves the collection of data from sensors. The sensors are permanently mounted on the structure. Collected data are processed according to the selected methods of damage detection. A system used to detect damages in engineering infrastructure is referred to as Structural Health Monitoring. This technique is used to monitor freshwater mains and sewerage pipes.