Vibration can be measured and therefore controlled. Ground vibration monitoring is a useful tool for understanding the effect construction vibration has on neighbouring buildings, their occupants and infrastructure.
Monitoring can also help prevent damage to neighbouring structures and reduce the potential for damage claims. Vibration monitoring is a good proactive measure for projects with close neighbours and may also be implemented to address concerns or complaints from occupants of nearby buildings. Increasingly, many projects now have ground vibration monitoring as a mandatory part of the job scope.