Micro-movement control (monitoring)

It is the systematic measurement and monitoring of the change in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of forces to it. Deformation monitoring is a very important process that protects and ensures:

  • the life and physical integrity of workers and citizens.
  •  mechanical equipment.
  •  public and private property and
  •  in general the work itself.

Movement monitoring is related to the field of applied topography and geomechanics and is directly related to the field of civil engineering, engineering and rock engineering.

Our office has specialized knowledge in this field, since it has undertaken a series of projects aimed at monitoring small movements in the fields of construction of technical projects. It has the know-how, the equipment and the specialized software that it uses in such applications. projects characterized by high demands and a high degree of risk.

  • Installation of controls at points of interest.
  • Establishment of a Trigonometric Network of Micro Movements outside the Project Zone of Influence.
  • Measurement and Solution of the Network.
  • Perform reference measurements to follow-up controls and to each reference point.
  • Perform regular follow-up measurements on witnesses.
  • Presentation of the results with TIME-DEFORMATION diagrams by appropriate software-base.

Indicatively some of the applications of the method:

  • Dams
  • Roads
  • Tunnels
  • Bridges and valley bridges
  • High-rise and historic buildings
  • Foundations
  • Mining - Exploitation
  • Landslides and Slopes
  • Seismic areas