Final Report. This project was realized in the frame of George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Research (NEESR) Program Solicitation NSF 09-524. It was a Ã¢Â€Â˜PayloadÃ¢Â€Â™, accommodated by NSF NEESR Award project CMMI-0724022 (referred to as NEESR Award in the further text). The central part of the project, validation testing, was performed at NEES Lifeline Experimental and Testing Facilities at Cornell University. This report contains the description of main activities and presents the main results obtained during the two years of the project. It is conceived as a comprehensive document, however, more details related to research topic (motivation, vision, justification) and technology (distributed fiber optic sensing system) can be found in the proposal document.