A wide range of factors can affect a building during its service life. Ageing and environmental factors and nearby site works can all contribute to weakening the structural integrity of a building.
Building movement monitoring provides actionable insights into the structural changes that have occurred in and around the building, assuring building owners that their assets, or neighbouring ones, remain in good structural health.
Buildings are subject to natural movement, however, activity in and around them imposes the risk of greater than usual movement through vibration.
This may be as a result of such things as party wall activity, adjacent piling works, internal demolitions or basement construction. In such circumstances, it is important that a building monitoring solution is installed in order to protect these assets and ensure structural health.
With building monitoring system in place, real-time data is collected to highlight any significant movements as soon as they occur.
Our monitoring solutions can be used at any stage of a building’s lifecycle - throughout the construction process, on an existing building or during a nearby demolition.
In our building monitoring portal, you’ll be able to gain valuable insight about your project or structure. This data helps inform subsequent action plans, ensuring a building’s structure remains safe and protects against considerable costs and disruption.
Whether you need to monitor a façade retention or a building neighbouring a construction site, our expert building movement monitoring engineers will design a bespoke solution to the requirements of your individual project.
Movement will occur in most buildings, but significant movement as a result of nearby works or building renovations can cause serious structural health and safety issues.
Using our real-time building movement monitoring solutions, we record and observe movement over time, providing an accurate and detailed synopsis. Any structural failures in the building are therefore detected at an early stage, enabling repair plans to be put in place.
Building monitoring is important part of basement excavations, where construction work underground can result in building movement due to vibration. Our bespoke wireless load monitoring solution, LIVEpin, works exclusively with our excavation support systems. Implementing load monitoring on the groundworks support within large scale excavations gives peace of mind that your project is safe and secure.
The ground around such an excavation can also be monitored and any movement reported in real-time ensuring that the excavation remains safe.Find out more about our LIVEpin load monitoring solution
During structural demolition, levels of noise, dust and vibration tend to be elevated, which can affect nearby building movement and people that live or work in the surrounding area.
Our Enviroguard is an all-in-one environmental monitoring system, able to measure noise, dust, vibration and more. This system will ensure your demolition site remains compliant to Section 61 and can be integrated with dust suppression systems to prevent limits from being reached.Find out more about our Enviroguard solution
For all building monitoring, project specific design and technical enquiries, please contact your local service team. Find your local depot to get in touch.
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Our engineered solutions range from standard designs to major projects, through to emergencies. We can also offer an end-to-end service from design and supply through to installation and removal.
We can work with you from initial concept temporary works design through to project completion, across all aspects of temporary works.
No matter how large or complex the project, we can help. It's what our major project teams do every day!