Automated & Manual Solutions
PC Monitoring offers expert consultation, installation and monitoring expertise on a range of different geotechnical monitoring applications. Working with clients to develop the most optimum geotechnical monitoring solution, we utilise both automated and manual techniques dependent upon the needs of the development.
As many monitoring requirements will require interface with the infrastructure providers, we have considerable experience of preparing the access documentation and programme management to allow successful installation and data collection within rail and tunnel environments.
PC Monitoring understands the benefits of a centralised data management system and through the use of user-friendly, web-based software we are able offer secure, round-the-clock access to data.
Maintenance and operation of all monitoring systems is key to providing accurate and reliable data. As part of the PC Monitoring daily maintenance process, all systems are checked for communication and operational effectiveness. Routine maintenance programmes are in place throughout the project as a proactive approach to system health.
Most monitoring systems exist to provide a dual role; to confirm the design movement predictions and also act as a warning system of excess movements. PC Monitoring’s processing software can provide automated alerts on a range of pre-determined alarm criteria and can be used to manage and adapt outputs to suit the needs of the construction process.
PC Monitoring offers expert consultation, installation and monitoring expertise on a range of different geotechnical monitoring applications. Ranging from manual inclinometer and standpipe monitoring through to fully automated strain gauges and piezometers, our dedicated team can assist in finding the right approach for any project.
- Magnetic & Rod Extensometers: Measurement of settlement and heave within a borehole
- Manual & In-Place Inclinometers: Understand deformation in pile walls and boreholes
- Standpipe Piezometers: Provide a method of monitoring ground water levels
- Vibrating Wire Piezometers: Track changes in pore water pressure at a known depth
- Ground Pressure Cells: Installed at the interface between natural ground and structures
- Hydraulic Settlement Cells: Automated, real-time vertical movement data
- Strain Gauges: Detailed data of changes in load, often used on props and structural supports
Many of these systems can be automated through the use of wired and cable free data acquisition systems to provide near real-time measurement data. Equally, a manual approach to data collection can be used where there is less need for regular updates.
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Plowman Craven has more than 50 years’ experience providing integrated measurement and consultancy services to the property and infrastructure markets.