BUILDING VIBRATION MONITORING
Commercial building vibration monitoring is one of our specialist areas at 'Vibration Monitoring Services Ltd'. There are many factors which cause vibration to be felt within a building and vibration monitoring is an excellent tool to discover the cause. Almost any building can suffer vibration whether they are for domestic use or commercial. A building's structure can be affected by the duration, amplitude and frequency of vibration.
Possible Causes of Building Vibration
Vibration monitoring is usually required when a property has suffered from vibration during construction/demolition of a nearby property, sheet piling, heavy vehicles passing or maintenance issued on chillers, AHU's, pumps and other rotating equipment within the building. Building vibration cannot only affect the safety and structure of a building but can also cause distress to any of the buildings occupants. By undertaking building vibration monitoring you can assess the cause of the problem.
Monitoring Building Vibration
We are able to offer quick installation with up to date vibration equipment on site with the capability to take measurements through vibration monitoring by our expert engineers. All monitoring is conducted to the relevant British Standard (BS 7385-2:1993 Evaluation and Measurement for vibration in buildings. Part 2 - Guide to damage levels from groundborne vibration) and we can tailor vibration monitoring according to your requirements and specifications.
BASEMENT CONVERSION VIBRATION MONITORING
Basement Conversion Vibration monitoring is becoming increasingly common to protect adjacent buildings from the potential excessive vibration caused during the lowering of foundations of adjacent supporting walls, including party walls, to a new lower level to accommodate the new basement. This is usually done by propped underpinning for single floor or medium depth basements, deeper basements may require bored piled walls taken down to sufficient depth, then capped and propped, prior to excavation of the basement space and construction of the permanent horizontal beams and slabs. During this work vibration will be transferred via the party wall into adjoining properties.
Our Basement Vibration Monitoring Services
Basement conversion companies are under increasing pressure to minimise the risks of damage to adjacent properties and structures to reduce the nuisance complaints and adopt ethical working methods. Using the latest vibration monitoring equipment to permanently monitor the vibration caused in real time, Vibration Monitoring Services Ltd can keep Site Personnel informed of the breaches of pre-set alarm levels through various methods such as email, text message and phone calls to alert on-site personnel of alarm breaches. This combination helps basement conversion companies prevent vibration reaching critical levels that could cause potential damage through the party wall.
VMS has seen a steady increase over the years in the vibration monitoring of Basement Conversions and have gained a reputation for providing quality monitoring from start to finish. The monitoring systems and solutions used offer Clients the peace of mind that the conversion work that is being carried out, doesn't adversely affect the adjacent properties.
SENSITIVE STRUCTURE VIBRATION MONITORING
Sensitive Structure Vibration Monitoring is becoming increasingly common to protect buildings and facilities such as hospitals, research laboratories and computer server rooms from the potential excessive vibration caused during demolition of buildings and sheet piling on site. Such facilities can be adversely affected by even small levels of vibration and for the most sensitive equipment; manufacturers provide detailed criteria defining acceptable levels of vibration.
Monitoring Sensitive Structures
Structures that require monitoring are listed historical buildings, railway viaducts, gas mains and electrical sub-stations. Local Authorities often require this type of monitoring to be undertaken before work commences on site in order to establish background levels and continuous long-term monitoring for the duration of the sites' activities.
Using the latest vibration monitoring equipment to permanently monitor the vibration caused, Vibration Monitoring Services Ltd can keep Site Personnel informed of the breaches of pre-set alarm levels through various methods such as email, text message and phone calls. This helps companies prevent vibration reaching critical levels that could cause potential damage to surrounding buildings.