The need for vibration monitoring arises from the potential for construction machinery to cause cosmetic damage to structures. The percussive nature of hydraulic hammers, demolition activities, tracking of plant across a site, rock excavation, compaction using vibratory rollers or even idling of a high displacement engine may cause vibrations significant enough to cause hairline cracks in masonry or rendered surfaces.
Vibration monitoring is carried out primarily by the placement of the monitors between the source of vibration and the structure of concern. Our capabilities are not limited to the supply and installation of monitors but also include assessment of vibration risks, preparation of vibration management plans and carrying out vibration monitoring trials to determine the magnitude of nominal vibrations. Our monitors are solar-powered and telemetry controlled, with cloud computing enabled 24/7 data monitoring accessible by the client. The monitoring provides machinery operators and contractors to reduce their impact to prevent exceedances of vibration guideline criteria and to reduce the risk of vibration-induced damage to buildings and adjacent structures.
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We can also prepare construction vibration management plans which can help contractors mitigate and manage vibration-induced impacts.