Environmental Surveys and Monitoring

Vibration Monitoring

Vibration monitoring is one aspect of our environmental monitoring services. This also includes sound/noise monitoring and dilapidation reporting.

Many construction activities generate vibrations. The vibrations from activities such as piling work, demolition, and excavation can damage adjacent buildings and underground infrastructure.

With our vibration monitoring services, make informed decisions and build legal documentation with vibration data that is processed and analyzed according to international standards.

  • Risk Management: Excessive vibrations can lead to property damage, litigation, project delays, and increased costs.
  • Construction Control: Monitoring helps construction teams adjust their operations to avoid exceeding safe limits.
  • Compliance and Community Relations: Monitoring provides documentation to satisfy regulatory agencies and also helps builders manage relations with neighboring property owners, reducing complaints and project delays.
  • Legal Defense: Monitoring provides a record of vibrations from the site that can help resolve damage claims.

How Vibration Monitoring Works

Following an initial consultation, we install a vibration monitoring device at a secure on-site location for a specified period of time.

The vibration monitoring device is always powered on and always records data. Data consists of vibration frequency, vibration intensity. In addition, the device emits a red warning light when the vibration threshold is surpassed.

Data collection from the device occurs on a regular basis and we are reachable upon the request of the Client in the case of alarming events. The data is processed and analyzed according to the DIN 4150-3 standard (widely applied international standard for measuring structural vibrations). A monitoring report is delivered within one day of the data collection.

Monitoring Reports contain:

  • Type and model of equipment
  • Measurement protocols and results
  • Dates and times of observations
  • Sketch of location
  • Pictures
  • Evaluation and Conclusion
  • Raw Data - Excel