Structural monitoring is a key consideration when carrying out work where potential movement, caused by demolition of existing buildings or new construction works such as tunneling or basement excavations, can have an adverse affect on both the building itself and neighbouring structures.
Structural monitoring involves the continual or periodic measurement of the position of key points on buildings that could potentially be affected structures by these works. The amount of movement, if any, can be quantified and reported.
By comparing the results against baseline measurements any movements can be identified and appropriate action taken to ensure that work does not negatively affect structural integrity.
As well as being a precautionary measure, structural monitoring is also a useful tool to disprove any perception of movement or damage if movement is not occuring.
What We Offer
Ridgeway Surveys' Monitoring Department provides cost-effective solutions for monitoring projects for railways, tunnels and shafts, bridges, slopes and embankments, buildings, retaining walls, etc.
We provide both automatic and manual monitoring solutions making use of the robotic total stations, precise levelling, installation of crack monitoring, tell-tale signs, inclinometers, tiltmeters and piezometers.
The team assesses each project and designs and adapts the system according to their experience and the client's requirements.
Our structural monitoring services include:
- Deflection Monitoring
- Settlement Monitoring
- Verticality Surveys
- Visual Inspections
- Monitoring Reports
- Automated Notifications