Building a new extension

We loved our house from the first time we went through, but it really didn't have enough living space. We have worked on improving the layout of the home and increasing the living area of the home to create a modern and more pleasant layout to the home. We are really proud of how the job has turned out and we wanted to share some of the details of how the extension and layout changes where designed and constructed. This blog has some of the photos of our extension as well as tips that we have learnt along the journey,.

Engineering Surveys: Structural Monitoring For Your Ongoing Construction Projects

Construction & Contractors Blog

Engineering surveying is a broad discipline that covers everything from land surveys to construction engineering. However, one of the services offered under this professional discipline is structural monitoring. If you have a building that is under construction, engineering surveys offer structural monitoring to let you know if the build is going as it should, to update you on external factors that you need to consider and to help with planning. Read on to learn more.

Changes in topography and soil structure

One of the aspects in which engineering surveyors will offer you assistance at this time is by carrying out topography and soil structure studies. These studies will allow you to understand how the ground on which your building is situated on is structured. Is it flat, is it stable, how much moisture content does it have, what's the soil profile below the ground? All these factors will allow the building engineers to adjust their building processes as per the conditions of the site.

Building construction assessment

As the building takes shape and starts to develop, engineering surveyors will undertake more studies on the structure to ensure that the building plans are being followed as they should. These studies will show the different angles of the property, measurements, movements, weight distribution, stability and more. The data obtained will allow the builders to ensure that the building's structure is safe and to adjust their plans where needed.     

Damage assessment

A structural monitoring process can also be helpful where an ongoing construction or an existing section of the property has suffered damage. Structural monitoring engineers can come in to evaluate the extent of the damage and the needed remedial work. This can be done by identifying the damage caused to the structure and later using the data collected to evaluate the impact and the risk posed to it.

Third party interference

Structural engineering monitoring also concerns itself with how other factors around the building are affecting the build. For example, nearby works or construction may affect the ongoing build via noise. The noise could be causing vibrations which would then create weak points on certain parts of the structure. The same could be causing ground movements that affect the alignment of the building as well as its stability.

Planning a build? Seek structural surveys so as to get an in-depth analysis of every detail affecting your structure. This will help to adapt the build to the existing environment and to plan better for any changes in construction that are required as a result.


26 September 2016