Continuous monitoring of structures and building is required to immediately detect movement
Monitoring surveys are a precise method of surveying in which structures or features which are thought to be moving or have the possibility of moving are repeatedly checked to determine the amount of movement or deflection. The amount of movement, if any, can be quantified and reported.
The movement can be due to adjacent site ground works, such as excavations or drilling works, or due to natural ground movement and settlement over a long period of time. Monitoring of deflection or deformation of structures due to load is another common application of this surveying technique, where the movement of a structure under load is observed, such as a bridge or supporting beam for example.
In addition, regular checks for verticality for items such as electricity pylons is essential to put measures in place that will prevent further movement if required.