A wide range of factors can affect a building during its service life. Ageing of a building, environmental factors and nearby site works are all factors that can contribute to weakening the structural integrity of a building.
Structural monitoring is used in a variety of different proactive ways to assure 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 monitoring solution is installed in order to protect these assets by highlighting any significant movement as soon as it occurs.
Our monitoring solutions can be used at any stage of a buildings lifecycle - throughout the construction process, on an existing building or during a nearby demolition.
The wide range of instruments that make up our structural monitoring solutions, collect data in real-time and instantly send it through to our unique web portal, Insite.
Here, our customers are able to gain valuable insight about their project or structure, enabling them to create subsequent action plans, ensuring a 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 structural monitoring engineers will design you a solution bespoke to the requirements of your individual project.
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 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
Movement will occur in most buildings, but significant movement as a result of nearby works or building renovations can cause serious issues. Using our real-time monitoring solutions, we can 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.
Levels of noise, dust and vibration tend to be elevated on a demolition site and so can affect people that live and work in the surrounding area.
Our Enviroguard is an all-in-one environmental monitoring system, able to measure all these factors and more. It 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
Tunnelling in London presents many complex engineering challenges. With a maze of existing tunnels, utilities and building foundations to navigate, care and consideration needs to be given. Real-time monitoring allowed the project to go ahead without affecting the surrounding structures.Find out more
Originally constructed in 1661, and once the centre of London’s fine art scene, Pall Mall is one of the city’s most popular streets. When our client wanted to lift the façade of one of the buildings to bring it in line with neighbouring buildings, our experience and expertise in monitoring and jacking.Find out more
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 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!