An Overview of Remote Monitoring in Construction Sites
Caption Data have been delivering remote monitoring solutions to the construction industry since 2008.
One key area for remote monitoring in construction is monitoring ground borne vibrations arising from construction activities such as piling, demolition and blasting.
Remote vibration monitoring is often specified by local authorities but more and more, project managers are requiring construction vibration monitoring from contractors to minimise the risk of damage and disturbance to neighbouring properties and structures.
While the risk of damage is often low, this is increased when working near historic buildings and sensitive structure.
In addition to vibration monitoring, we also have a range of wireless sensor systems for monitoring environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity and moisture, dust and power – ideal for monitoring the internal or external environmental conditions during construction work.
For Structural Health Monitoring the same systems offer wireless sensor networks and real time and on-line monitoring via the CDL SmartHub for parameters such as tilt, motion and crack propagation
We also work closely with Original Equiment Manufacturers to web enable their equipment, offering them and their construction industry clients the opportunities of real time on line information to ensure reliability, maintenance, security, performance.
Do you have a requirement for remote vibration monitoring? Look no further
Remote Construction Monitoring Products You Might Be Interested In:
Designed to be robust for use in harsh environments such as construction sites, yet simple to use and sensitive enough to capture ongoing vibration events. Offering wireless mobile connectivity, long battery life (usually 1 - 2 months), trigger alarming (email and SMS) and constant access to data. Managing and monitoring the levels of vibration has never been easier with the event based NanoULTRA–Vibe.
The solution connects multiple wireless sensors to a single base station allowing measurement of temperature, humidity, CO2, WME, sound and more. The analogue input wireless sensor option allows not only connectivity to our sensors but, opens up the ability to connect with 1000s of available ‘off the shelf’ sensors, which creates infinite options for accessing the Internet of Things with your sensor network .
Where is the value with IoT and the construction industry?
Earlier this year, Caption Data was commissioned to install vibration monitoring equipment at the Natural History Museum.
Since April 2015, a team of conservator’s at the Natural History Museum have been using a remote vibration monitoring system made by Caption Data, to monitor vibration levels surrounding Cranbourne-1, the largest meteorite in the Museum’s collection, while heavy duty work has been completed in close proximity to the meteorite.
An increasingly important aspect of project management during construction work, is to understand the impact of ground-borne vibration, on the surrounding community.
Caption Data supplied three remote vibration monitoring systems to Morganstone Ltd, a leading construction service provider in Wales to help monitor vibration levels during pile-driving on a site near Cardiff Bay. Pile-driving is known as one of the greatest sources of vibration associated with equipment used on construction projects.
How Can Caption Data Help You With Remote Construction Monitoring?
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