The Ap'Structure solution deployed at the Gabriel Montpied stadium in Clermont-Ferrand

Top News12/19/2022
Following the appearance of a crack in the structure of the Gabriel Montpied stadium (Clermont Ferrand), Clermont Auvergne Métropole called on its long-standing partner Apave to implement its real-time monitoring and predictive maintenance solution: Ap'Structure. The aim is to monitor the evolution of the structure and prevent risks ...


a key issue for Clermont Auvergne Métropole


Opened nearly 20 years ago, the Gabriel Montpied stadium hosts, among others, the matches of Clermont Foot 63. Following the appearance of a crack in the stadium enclosure, the management had to act quickly to provide concrete solutions in order to be able to continue operating the stadium in complete safety.


The Apave teams intervened in two stages:

  • The first stage was an in-depth audit of the 10,000 m² of the stand to ensure that the structure was in good structural condition
  • A second phase: the installation of sensors on the pillars of the stand to carry out continuous monitoring of the structure for one year. The data collected will be analysed and compared


All this data will enable Clermont Auvergne Métropole to monitor the evolution and predict the behaviour of the structure, to anticipate any maintenance actions to be implemented and to ensure the safety of people.


A unique real-time monitoring solution


Infrastructure requires regular maintenance to meet safety requirements. The multiple degradations come from climatic hazards (storms, heat waves, floods, ...) but also from their use (traffic, operation of networks, ...). For any infrastructure, it is important to be able to carry out preventive actions, in order to prevent risks and reduce the costs vs. a repair intervention.


Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) allows you to assess the integrity, health and stability of your infrastructure over time.

Apave, a risk management specialist, and Sercel, a world leader in seismic equipment, have developed a unique and innovative solution using the latest accelerometer technology and operational modal analysis, to enable the detection and prediction of failures through real-time sensors. It is this monitoring solution that was chosen for the Gabriel Montpied stadium in Clermont Ferrand.

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