Construction Vibration Control and Monitoring

Construction activities such as piling, blasting and soil compaction can generate significant levels of ground-borne vibration. This vibration can transmit to adjacent buildings and land uses affecting the comfort of building occupants, the functionality of vibration-sensitive procedures and equipment, and structural integrity (foundation damage, fa├žade cracking). Vibration-sensitive land uses such as residential buildings, science and technology facilities, mission critical facilities and historic structures are a particular concern since they are susceptible to undue vibration disturbance.

Many jurisdictions in North America regulate the impacts of construction vibration by requiring detailed reviews of planned construction activity, coordination of vibration controls with contractors, and vibration monitoring during construction (such as, for example, that outlined in City of Toronto by-law 514-2008). Novus possess the experience and technical understanding to assist with the coordination of construction vibration controls, modelling and assessment of vibration impacts, and vibration monitoring during construction.