Geotechnical Monitoring – Benefits And Advantagesby Brad Muller Marketing
Geotechnical monitoring which includes different types of monitoring like bridge monitoring, mine monitoring, dam monitoring as well as environmental monitoring assessment and more is of significant use to the engineers and even to the heavy structures. It is more beneficial if it is used right from the design phase to the operations as well as maintenance phase also. The safety is another important part where geotechnical monitoring systems play a vital role. Here is a run down some of the benefits of geotechnical monitoring systems
Environmental monitoring – This type of monitoring needs information on ground water level and landfill stability. Special instruments are used in the case as the environments are prone to corrosion and special instruments are able to withstand high temperatures also.
Bridge monitoring – These monitoring systems are highly useful in increasing the life span of the bridge and ensuring its safety also. These systems continuously monitor the condition of the bridges and provide information to the technicians and the engineers in real time. Even remote monitoring is possible with these monitoring systems. In case of any potential hazard, the system sends a notification immediately and you can take preventive measures instantly to avoid any damage to the structure and prevent casualties also.
Geotechnical monitoring services – There are a lot of companies which are into the business of providing geotechnical monitoring services which include services like -
Installation of Geotechnical instruments
Geotechnical data interpretation
Supply of geotechnical instruments
Instruments monitoring and system design
2D, 3D rock stress management
The facilities provided by these systems include monitoring systems with limited features to designing customized monitoring systems. Due to so many advantages these systems provide, there are extensively used across the length and breadth of the globe for most manmade structures and bigger construction projects.
Geotechnical monitoring in construction- In construction geotechnical monitoring plays a vital role and that too it is apparently into complete life cycle management right from the design phase uptil the maintenance phase. In the design phase role of the monitoring systems is to verify the designs and in case any changes are required depending upon the soil conditions suggest that. This would help in constructing a structure that is even more stable. During the process of construction the monitoring systems are into scheduling as well as monitoring whether the process is going on as per schedule. It also suggests methods by which the construction could be completed in time without hampering the quality of it. Even in safety maintenance these systems are of significant use as they immediately send alerts when there is a possibility of any hazard to the concerned people so that they can take immediate preventive measures and also arrange for evacuation if necessary so that casualties of any kind can be avoided. Even when the owners of neighboring properties file a case of damage to their property while construction, these monitoring systems provide proofs in defense and these proofs are valid in the court also. Thus, they save you from the hassles of costing a fortune during such situations.
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