A Construction Vibration Monitor is commonly deployed to monitor ground vibration and/or building/civil structural vibration under the influence of construction activities such as blasting, demolition & other heavy earthworks.
In the industry, Peak Particle Velocity (PPV) is the common vibration parameter that correlates well with the probability of either cosmetic or structural damage affecting the serviceability of buildings and other civil structures of intrinsic value. PPV is used in industry accepted standards, such as DIN 4150, for assessing probability of building damage due to vibration.
Less commonly, but of potentially high importance, a Construction Vibration Monitor is deployed to monitor the likely hood of construction disturbance to sensitive equipment in nearby affected buildings. Disturbances include scientific optical research equipment and/or also the influence on residential receivers/human comfort. In this case, the vibration parameters include spectral vibration and Vibration Dose Value (VDV) to represent different setup requirements. VDV is used in industry-accepted standards such as BS 6472, one of the standards commonly used for assessing the effect of vibration on human comfort.
While a Construction Vibration Monitoring program ideally utilises a reputable proprietary Vibration Logger, the successful deployment of the device requires these specialized Vibration Measurement requirements to be considered to ensure the required vibration parameters are monitored.
Engineering Dynamics is equipped with a fleet of remote Vibration Logger systems, capable of fulfilling the needs of the most demanding Construction Vibration Monitoring requirements.