Around the world, researchers are innovating ways to improve monitoring, recording, and communicating the health of our global civil infrastructure. Engineers are being asked to instrument bridges, dams, buildings, stadiums, and more through deployed measurement systems, but first many of the systems that are deployed to the field need to be prototyped in the lab. National Instruments provides modular measurement hardware and flexible monitoring software ideal for structural and civil engineering research providing fast time to measurement; channel expandability; world-trusted measurement accuracy; and powerful design, analysis, and data management software. This document provides an overview to NI hardware and software options for structural health and seismic monitoring applications in the lab, as well as an overview of the content contained within the e-kit.