Everyone is becoming more sensitive to environmental issues and problems and the construction industry is focused more than ever on reducing the environmental impact of construction projects.
Testconsult has been working for many years with major contractors to monitor the effect of their projects on the environment and the effect on surrounding buildings and inhabitants, carrying out environmental monitoring surveys.
Testconsult has specialised teams in the UK and Ireland to carry out monitoring before, during and after project completion to ensure government guidelines are met in terms of noise, vibration and dust levels, using the latest test and monitoring equipment.
Typical Monitoring projects include:
- Vibration and noise monitoring on piling sites, to ensure vibrations do not exceed allowable limits, including pre-contract monitoring to determine typical background levels.
- Noise level surveys around utility facilities such as pumping stations to assess the impact on surrounding residential areas
- Environmental impact studies on planned wind turbine locations and wind farms, using specialist software to assess noise plumes, including discussions with local Environmental Health Officers to agree acceptable levels of noise from the proposed site.
- Vibration surveys to assess the suitability of installing sensitive equipment such as hospital magnetic resonance scanners (MRI), which require a low level of background vibration, including recommendation measures for attenuating vibrations if required.
We can provide the complete package to suit your project, whether it is hiring equipment for the short term and training your personnel how to use it or designing and installing sophisticated long term monitoring systems for noise and or vibration, using our Octopus instrumentation and monitoring systems.