Measuring strain can give insight into the location and level of stresses in members. Measuring strain can be done with small rosettes for localized strain or over a longer distance for averaged strains. Also, strain can be measured dynamically or statically, depending on the loading. We use the appropriate strain techniques to achieve the project goals. We also corroborate the strain readings with that of the dynamic properties of acceleration, frequency, dynamic tilt as well as thermal changes to assure measurements are placed in context with the loading condition.