Industrial construction projects involve a series of vibration-producing activities like pile driving, blasting, pavement breaking, vibration compaction, etc. There are four significant levels involved in the vibration and monitoring process. Basically, the levels depend on several factors like the State policies or local concerns, susceptibility of the structure to damage, proximity to vibration-producing activities and many more.
Check out the levels involved in industrial vibration and control monitoring.
At this level, there is no specific mention of the possible problems or controls encountered in the contract. At the State level, this step is common for minor projects involving pile driving or pavement breaking. Most of such projects are not in proximity of sensitive receptors or occupied structures. Therefore, the kind of risks involved is extremely minimal.
The second stage of the process alerts the contractor in charge of possible problems that can be encountered in the project. Basically, it offers a brief description of all the special provisions that should be done when such problems arise. The levels of vibrations and monitoring are strictly at the discretion of the contractor in charge. Therefore, it means that the contractor is held responsible for all the damage caused under his supervision.
Level 2 is a critical stage of the monitoring process for contractors. Hence, they need to understand the level of risk of damage before implementing the actual construction project.
The contractor needs to prescribe a condition survey and recommend a qualified vibration well specialised to offer safe vibration levels. In addition, the contractor needs to monitor the vibrations to ensure they do not cause damage. Alternatively, the construction department in charge may set the vibration level based on specifications on board. When this happens, the level of risk directed to the contractor in charge of the project is minimal.
Level 4 of the monitoring process engages the Sate. The State takes charge with its consultants to conduct the damage susceptibility process and establish a qualified vibration level. In addition, the State employs the best mechanisms to ensure that the vibration process has been monitored and exists within required limits. Basically, the State assumes some level of damage for the sake of the contractor in charge.
The industrial vibration control and monitoring process is an important process in construction. Without proper prediction of vibration levels, the damage can be expensive, especially in business and residential settings.
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