CONSTRUCTION PHASE MONITORING
Tectonic’s construction phase monitoring capabilities encompass a full range of services that include state-of-the-art fully automated monitoring equipment with industry leading data management systems to provide both private and public sector clients with real-time monitoring data and intuitive reporting. Tectonic’s professionals are equipped with the field experience, resources, and collective knowledge to support any phase of the project’s life cycle, from preconstruction to final construction. As professional engineers, we are foremost concerned with the quality and integrity of the build environment. Our clients have relied on Tectonic to ensure the quality of construction by protecting the value of their building and infrastructure assets through rigorous oversight procedures that employ advanced testing and inspection techniques. Tectonic works closely with the entire project team to ensure compliance with all specifications and regulations.
Tectonic uses state-of-the-art remote vibration monitoring equipment to provide real-time monitoring data to our Clients and the project team. Our turn key remote vibration monitoring services offer a reliable, cost-effective approach to monitoring. Our advanced equipment allows us to continuously monitor construction phase vibrations in real-time, while providing instant notifications via e-mail or text whenever the vibration limits are exceeded. Our equipment is secured in weatherproof enclosures equipped with backup batteries regardless of the power source (Solar or AC) and uses cellular and Wi-Fi modems for data transfer. Depending on the project requirements, our remote monitoring systems can be linked to our web-based data management system, which offers an intuitive approach for data reduction and reporting.
VIBRATION MONITORING SERVICES:
- Manual Onsite Utility Monitoring
- Fully Automated Remote Monitoring
- New York City Transit Tunnel Monitoring
- Blasting and Overpressure Monitoring
- Web-based Management Capabilities
- Vibration Equipment Rental and Leasing Programs
Pre-construction condition surveys are one of the most important inspections performed prior to the commencement of a construction project. The inspection provides both the Client and adjacent property owner a detailed report that can be used to verify damage claims from adjacent construction.
Photographic and videographic documentations are performed by a trained professional with the latest high-definition camera technology.
Post-construction inspections are performed upon the completion of the project and provide a before and after comparison to confirm if any damages have occurred.
Tectonic deploys the latest and most technologically advanced geotechnical instruments on the market. Regardless of the location or type of project, our instruments can be used to monitor geotechnical and structural parameters such as slope stability, structural and soil deformation, groundwater pressures and inflows in real-time.
GEOTECHNICAL AND STRUCTURAL INSTRUMENTATION:
- Strain Gauges
- Uniaxial & Biaxial Tilt
- Crack (Manual or Electronic)
Tectonic uses high precision Leica Total Stations installed directly on the site to provide remote monitoring of structures adjacent to construction sites. The equipment is operated remotely from our office via Leica GeoMoS software and cellular modems attached to the total station. This arrangement allows for monitoring of the site at the frequency required by the client, from continuous monitoring 24/7 to daily observation with the ability to change the time frame without visiting the site. Exceedance notifications are often available immediately via email to multiple recipients determined by the client. Depending on the client’s needs, the data can be made available on a web hosted site with graphs and charts giving a visual representation of data and trends.
Tectonic also provides manual monitoring for small projects where the frequency of monitoring doesn’t necessitate the need for automated monitoring. Manual monitoring consists of reflective targets placed on adjacent structures measured by a field crew at intervals pre-determined by the client/engineer of record.
Additionally, Tectonic performs monitoring using High-Definition Laser Scanners. The site is scanned prior to construction and at set intervals over the course of construction to detect changes in overall position of structures. This is very useful in monitoring the movement/bulging of large structures.
SURVEY MONITORING SERVICES:
- Fully Automated Total Station Monitoring
- Manual Monitoring
- Laser Scanning
- Variable Frequency Monitoring
- Monitoring of Existing Utilities
- New York City Transit Tunnel Qualified
- All Size Sites and Frequencies
A Community Air Monitoring Plan (CAMP) can be implemented to perform real-time monitoring for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particulates (i.e., dust) at the upwind and downwind perimeters of designated work areas when certain activities are in progress at construction and/or remediation sites. The intent of the CAMP is not to aid in the establishment of action levels for worker respiratory protection, but to provide a measure of protection for downwind communities (i.e., off-site receptors including residences and businesses and on-site workers not directly involved with the subject work activities) from potential airborne contaminant releases as a direct result of work activities.
Tectonic’s experience includes the drafting and implementation of CAMPs to provide specific procedures for measuring, documenting, and responding to potential airborne contaminants released during a variety of construction and remediation projects. Tectonic’s air monitoring programs provide early detection in the field of potential short-term emissions. The CAMP provides instantaneous readings that can be monitored by personnel in the field, or remotely through the use of telemetry systems. Instantaneous results are used to help expedite the implementation of contingency and mitigation measures by contractors in order to reduce the potential for the community and public to be exposed to potentially hazardous airborne constituents that are above accepted regulatory limits. Individual personnel air monitoring and indoor quality air monitoring can also be provided.
Remote CAMP monitoring is accomplished via Thermo ADR-1500 real time particulate air monitor(s) and MiniRAE 3000 Photo Ionization detector(s) configured with a telemetry system.