Measuring and monitoring vibration in construction and infrastructure is an important activity. Accurate measurements prevent possible damage to buildings and ensure that people living or working near construction sites can go about their daily business as usual.
Vibration monitoring is important to determine whether the vibration levels released by construction activities or an infrastructure project remain within acceptable values. These values relate to either the risk of damage to buildings or the potential nuisance for people living or working in buildings.
Measuring vibrations used to be a time- and labor-intensive process. You often had to travel long distances to do this and drag along an impressive arsenal of often heavy equipment.
Quality is of course always paramount when carrying out vibration measurements. Quality data forms a solid foundation and helps to ensure that buildings remain damage free and that people can work and relax without stress in regards to vibrations.
Vibrations can be a source of annoyance or damage if they exceed certain values. With the right measuring equipment, you will always know whether you are staying within the norms and standards and that the DIN4150-3 (damage to buildings) and DIN4150-2 (the influence of vibrations on people in buildings) regulations prescribe.
But what equipment do you need for accurate DIN4150 measurements?
Gathering and analyzing vibration data in the fields of construction and infrastructure can be a complicated and laborious task. The good news is that using the proper vibration monitoring software makes the job a lot easier. However, wading through the sea of available software options out there can prove to be challenging.