Construction Noise, Vibration & Dust Monitoring
We provide noise, vibration and dust monitoring solutions for large-scale construction projects, including systems that can be configured to send email and SMS text message alerts when emission limits are exceeded.
Monitoring of construction noise, vibration and dust levels may be required for a variety of reasons, for example:
- To comply with planning conditions
- To comply with Section 60 or 61 agreements
- To protect against claims
- To assist in achieving environmental goals
An example report can be downloaded here
Cass Allen are also experienced in negotiating and drawing up Section 61 agreements. Please see https://www.cassallen.co.uk/section-60-and-61-notices for more information.
Construction Noise and Vibration Monitoring – Lansdowne House, Birmingham
Client: Interserve Construction West Midlands
Scope: Cass Allen has provided long-term noise and vibration monitoring for this new £26M residential development in the centre of Birmingham. The development comprises a 16-storey, 206-unit apartment building. The monitoring was required to comply with employer’s obligations.
Construction Noise and Vibration Monitoring – Cambridge
Client: Bouygues UK
Scope: Cass Allen has provided construction monitoring for this new £163M office development near the centre of Cambridge. Cass Allen provided long-term noise and vibration monitoring at the site boundaries for compliance with planning requirements and Bouygues own environmental standards.
Construction Dust and Noise Monitoring – Greenwich Creekside
Client: Essential Living
Architects: Assael Architecture
Scope: Cass Allen were instructed to monitor dust and noise levels throughout the construction phase of the development as part of planning condition requirements. The monitoring is currently ongoing with sensors around the site providing real-time measurement data. Monitoring started in February 2017 and is anticipated to last until July 2018. Monthly reports are being provided to site management and any exceedances trigger SMS and email alerts sent to key site staff so that appropriate action can be taken on-site to demonstrate best practicable means.
Construction Dust, Noise and Vibration Monitoring – London
Client: Taylor Wimpey West London
Scope: Cass Allen was instructed to monitor dust, noise and vibration levels throughout the construction phase of the development as part of planning condition requirements. This required numerous monitors linked via the web to provide real-time measurements of all controlled parameters, together with email and SMS alarms that were triggered when pre-set emission levels were triggered. The results demonstrated that there were no noise exceedances throughout the project and only isolated dust and vibration exceedances, which were minimised due to the prompt notification process and effective site management.
Construction Noise Monitoring – Ocean Village, Southampton
Client: Bouygues UK
Scope: Cass Allen has provided construction monitoring for this new luxury hotel and residential development at Ocean Village in Southampton. The monitoring was required to comply with planning conditions.
Construction Noise and Vibration Monitoring – Finchley Road, London
Client: Hill Partnerships
Scope: Cass Allen installed and commissioned an unmanned noise and vibration monitoring system to manage noise and vibration emissions from construction works associated with a new residential development.
The monitoring system was set up at the position of the nearest residential receptors and was configured to automatically send email and text message alerts to site management when preconfigured noise and vibration limits were exceeded. Exceedances also triggered flashing beacons to alert personnel.
The monitoring system allowed Hill Partnerships to carefully manage their noise and vibration emissions during the construction works, to ensure that local Environmental Health requirements were complied with.
Vibration Monitoring – Black Prince Road, London
Client: Telford Homes
Scope: Cass Allen was instructed to monitor the vibration levels during the piling process for the construction of a 23-storey tower in London.
Vibration levels were monitored at the residential buildings adjoining the site, to assess the impact on the construction of these buildings. The results demonstrated that the piling process complied with the stringent project vibration criteria.
Construction Vibration Monitoring – Botts Mews, London
Client: W11 Construction Ltd
Scope: Cass Allen has provided long-term vibration monitoring of the impact of construction activities on this residential development for compliance with planning and employer’s requirements.
Long-Term Ground-Borne Vibration Monitoring – Newington Butts, London
Client: Allenbuild Ltd South East
Scope: Cass Allen Associates carried out ground-borne vibration monitoring and analysis on behalf of Allenbuild Ltd South East. The monitoring was required to manage vibration emissions from demolition works in order to protect nearby sensitive sewer infrastructure.
Vibration Monitoring – Kensington Academy, London
Client: Allenbuild Ltd
Scope: Cass Allen has provided long-term vibration monitoring for this new residential development in Kensington, part of the Kensington Acadamy masterplan. The monitoring was required to comply with employer’s obligations.
Construction Vibration Monitoring – South Thames College, London
Client: United Living (South) Ltd
Scope: Cass Allen has provided long-term vibration monitoring for this new mixed-use development adjacent to South Thames College in Wandsworth. The monitoring was required to comply with employer’s obligations.