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Building Demolition Vibration Management – Best Practice

Office vibration from demolition

Demolition vibration was causing problems in the adjacent lightweight steel construction office block. A very extensive and costly array of conventional vibration monitoring systems was in use as part of a time consuming and unsuccessful vibration complaint management process that led to potentially very costly delays to the project.

Our detailed building and operational vibration analyses proved that the cost and hassle of the extensive vibration monitoring programme could be completely eliminated. We developed and introduced a number of innovative - and sometimes counter-intuitive - demolition vibration management procedures that substantially reduced the problems in the offices. Coupled with developing a purpose-designed project vibration management software tool, the “best practice” noise and vibration management process for the project was simplified and re-defined to minimise the likelihood of further costly delays.