Vibration Monitoring

Monitoring Experience and Expertise

ECS has the experience, capability and knowledgeable staff necessary to provide direct coverage vibration monitoring. The vibration monitoring instrumentation and monitoring programs that ECS deploys are specifically designed to determine if vibrations have the potential to cause damage. By proactively installing monitoring equipment and providing the means to communicate findings to the team quickly and efficiently, modifications or adjustments to construction methods can be made, if necessary.

It is important to develop vibration monitoring criteria that reflects expected construction-induced vibrations (such as pile installation and blasting/rock removal or other construction activities). The age, type of construction, site and adjacent property soil types, and the proximity of adjacent structures must also be taken into consideration when developing an effective vibration monitoring program. The program should also include development of a vibration response action plan in the event the vibration levels exceed project criteria.

Monitoring Experience and Expertise

ECS has the experience, capability and knowledgeable staff necessary to provide direct coverage vibration monitoring. The vibration monitoring instrumentation and monitoring programs that ECS deploys are specifically designed to determine if vibrations have the potential to cause damage. By proactively installing monitoring equipment and providing the means to communicate findings to the team quickly and efficiently, modifications or adjustments to construction methods can be made, if necessary.

It is important to develop vibration monitoring criteria that reflects expected construction-induced vibrations (such as pile installation and blasting/rock removal or other construction activities). The age, type of construction, site and adjacent property soil types, and the proximity of adjacent structures must also be taken into consideration when developing an effective vibration monitoring program. The program should also include development of a vibration response action plan in the event the vibration levels exceed project criteria.

Installation, Monitoring and Interpretation of Geotechnical Instrumentation

ECS routinely uses slope inclinometers, tiltmeters, piezometers, settlement plates, 3-D total station and vibration monitors. An example is the SEC Headquarters project, located next to Union Station in Washington, DC, required monitoring of excavation support systems and adjacent structures. The monitoring included slope inclinometers, settlement platforms, piezometers, vibration monitors, total stations and automated ‘cyclops’ monitoring of multiple targets, with reporting in real time.

Installation, Monitoring and Interpretation of Geotechnical Instrumentation

ECS routinely uses slope inclinometers, tiltmeters, piezometers, settlement plates, 3-D total station and vibration monitors. An example is the SEC Headquarters project, located next to Union Station in Washington, DC, required monitoring of excavation support systems and adjacent structures. The monitoring included slope inclinometers, settlement platforms, piezometers, vibration monitors, total stations and automated ‘cyclops’ monitoring of multiple targets, with reporting in real time.

Reporting Capabilities

ECS’ automated alert system allows us to communicate to project team members in the event that vibrations exceed project criteria. The notification may take the form of an email or text message sent to designated project and ECS personnel. This quick alert system makes it more cost-effective for our clients. Upon receipt of an alert, experienced ECS personnel will review the events that generated the report and provide feedback to site personnel regarding the nature of the event and the potential impact. On a daily basis, ECS will prepare letter reports summarizing the results of the day’s monitoring. These reports, along with the supporting vibration data collected, will be electronically transmitted to the project team.

Reporting Capabilities

ECS’ automated alert system allows us to communicate to project team members in the event that vibrations exceed project criteria. The notification may take the form of an email or text message sent to designated project and ECS personnel. This quick alert system makes it more cost-effective for our clients. Upon receipt of an alert, experienced ECS personnel will review the events that generated the report and provide feedback to site personnel regarding the nature of the event and the potential impact. On a daily basis, ECS will prepare letter reports summarizing the results of the day’s monitoring. These reports, along with the supporting vibration data collected, will be electronically transmitted to the project team.

Geotechnical Instrumentation & Structural Performance Monitoring

ECS has the experience, capability and knowledgeable staff required to provide geotechnical instrumentation and structural performance monitoring services. Our team is highly experienced in local jurisdictional requirements and the planning and execution of monitoring programs in urban developments. ECS personnel interpret data to aid project teams in assessing construction impacts and provide real-time alerts for exceedances using visual, audio, text or email alarms.

Geotechnical Instrumentation & Structural Performance Monitoring

ECS has the experience, capability and knowledgeable staff required to provide geotechnical instrumentation and structural performance monitoring services. Our team is highly experienced in local jurisdictional requirements and the planning and execution of monitoring programs in urban developments. ECS personnel interpret data to aid project teams in assessing construction impacts and provide real-time alerts for exceedances using visual, audio, text or email alarms.

What Do We Monitor?

  • Support of excavation systems
  • Adjacent buildings, bridges, tunnels, site hardscape features and infrastructure
  • Support of renovation and rehabilitation projects
  • Monitoring surcharge and ground improvements

What Do We Monitor?

  • Support of excavation systems
  • Adjacent buildings, bridges, tunnels, site hardscape features and infrastructure
  • Support of renovation and rehabilitation projects
  • Monitoring surcharge and ground improvements

Why Do We Monitor Structural Performance?

  • Protect interests of teams and aid teams in managing risk
  • Life-safety and jurisdictional requirements
  • Help teams progress with challenging construction in a responsible way

Why Do We Monitor Structural Performance?

  • Protect interests of teams and aid teams in managing risk
  • Life-safety and jurisdictional requirements
  • Help teams progress with challenging construction in a responsible way

How Do We Monitor Performance During a Project?

  • Prepare project-specific monitoring plans
  • Provide movement monitoring (1-D and 3-D) by automated and manual means
  • Provide real-time vibration and noise monitoring
  • Perform 3-D scanning and 360 photography, with point cloud data and Autodesk Revit modeling
  • Provide web-based reporting
  • Install specialty geotechnical and structural instrumentation

How Do We Monitor Performance During a Project?

  • Prepare project-specific monitoring plans
  • Provide movement monitoring (1-D and 3-D) by automated and manual means
  • Provide real-time vibration and noise monitoring
  • Perform 3-D scanning and 360 photography, with point cloud data and Autodesk Revit modeling
  • Provide web-based reporting
  • Install specialty geotechnical and structural instrumentation