Monitoring for construction sites

The complete solution for monitoring in a construction environment

 
The construction industry continues to evolve, with a focus on sustainability, efficiency, and lean construction methods. Increasing regulatory demands create continued pressure to manage safety, production and cost requirements.

Deformation monitoring provides real-time information about movements and allows informed decisions based on facts, which bring not only protection to people and structures, but can also contribute to optimisation of operations during construction.

The combination of data from geodetic monitoring sensors (total stations, GNSS or levels) with geotechnical and environmental sensors (tilt sensors, strain gauges, weather stations, etc.), delivers the complete picture about the movements happening in real time.

When is monitoring beneficial on construction sites?

  1. To aid during construction process: verticality and alignment monitoring is an absolute must during high-rise building construction process to validate designs in addition to measurement of excavation areas to determine the amount of ground and structural movement.
  2. To protect the surrounding area: disturbance of ground during the construction process may cause movements to surrounding buildings or structures. Whether it’s a new building or civil engineering/heavy construction project, the surrounding area needs to be monitored to understand movements, thus information regarding deformation of assets can be analysed.
  3. Structural health monitoring: every new building and/or structure changes as construction progresses, changing its dynamics therefore structural health information is beneficial at every phase of the project.
  4. To assess the natural movements: the Earth’s surface is constantly moving and flexing, especially in areas near water or without solid substratum. Therefore, it’s essential to distinguish the natural movements from the movements caused by construction.

This video presents typical generic examples of monitoring installations on a construction site, yet every monitoring project requires its own specifically assessed and designed monitoring system thus specialists should be consulted before any installation.




Case Studies

Winning total construction services supported by surveying

How Leica Geosystems instruments provided cost-saving benefits for monitoring and construction applications.
How Leica Geosystems instruments provided cost-saving benefits for monitoring and construction applications.

Precise positioning in London’s sky

Obtaining precise and reliable coordinates during the construction process of London’s second tallest skyscraper with a tailor-made GNSS solution
Obtaining precise and reliable coordinates during the construction process of London’s second tallest skyscraper with a tailor-made GNSS solution

Monitoring Kristianstad’s central sewage treatment plant

Automated monitoring ensures full control of sensitive ground when central sewage treatment plant undergoes expansion.
Automated monitoring ensures full control of sensitive ground when central sewage treatment plant undergoes expansion.
Software Products

Leica GeoMoS

Flexible automatic deformation monitoring software solution.
Flexible automatic deformation monitoring software solution.

Leica GeoMoS Edge

Monitoring software for autonomous sensor control and uninterrupted data logging in the field.
Monitoring software for autonomous sensor control and uninterrupted data logging in the field.

Leica GeoMoS Now!

Analyse & visualise monitoring data from everywhere.
Analyse & visualise monitoring data from everywhere.
Hardware Products

Leica Nova TM60

Robust, precise and enduring monitoring total station.
Robust, precise and enduring monitoring total station.

Leica ComBox60

An intelligent autonomous device for communication and power management.
An intelligent autonomous device for communication and power management.

Geotechnical Sensors

Automated geotechnical sensor measurement & data acquisition
Automated geotechnical sensor measurement & data acquisition

Leica Nova MS60

One instrument for all your surveying tasks, bringing sensor fusion to the next level.
One instrument for all your surveying tasks, bringing sensor fusion to the next level.

Leica LS15 & LS10

Digital levels with industry-leading accuracy.
Digital levels with industry-leading accuracy.

Leica GMX910

GNSS receiver with integrated antenna for monitoring.
GNSS receiver with integrated antenna for monitoring.


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