Geotechnical - Benefits
Benefits of Roctest Group Integrated Geotechnical Monitoring Solutions
1 - Integrated Solutions The Roctest Group provides Integrated Structural Health Monitoring Solutions for geotechnical applications, based on advanced fiber optic technologies and conventional sensors. The Roctest Group also integrates local corrosion sensors and other third party transducers for additional information. All sensing technologies are seamlessly integrated into a single database and user interface.
2 - SHMLive Through the SHMLive service, the Roctest Group offers a comprehensive solution for geotechnical monitoring. This includes the design of the system, its delivery and installation, maintenance and operation, web access to the data and data analysis by experienced engineering partners, all for a fixed monthly fee.
3 - Understand the initial site conditions The instrumentation of the Roctest Group allows a better comprehension of a site condition during the design phase of a project. Groundwater pressure, total stress, load, proof and deformability are some important geotechnical parameters that have to be known. The understanding of ground conditions alows a rational design of constructions (for example, the piles for a foundation).
4 - Ensure safety during construction There is often a need to monitor the effects of construction on adjacent structures. Therefore, during excavation for underground parking, subway, building or highway, instrumentation is often used to ensure safety of the construction and nearby structures.
5 - Reduce costs during construction A continuous monitoring system allows the designer to modify the scheduled procedures of construction in accordance with the actual behavior. The possibility to modify the phases of a construction helps to save money (for example, during the construction of an embankment).
6 - Legal protection: A good way to save time, money and problems. An open excavation in a city could affect the neighbouring properties. Adequate static and dynamic monitoring systems can solve responsibility issues.
7 - Verify long-term performance The responsibility of an engineer is to design and build structures with long-term reliability. Consequently, an appropriate monitoring system allows to have the construction under control during its whole lifespan.
8 - The Roctest Group: a dependable partner for instrumentation project management The Roctest Group will support the owners in all phases of a project, from the system design to installation, commissioning and training. Through the experience and commitment of the Roctest Group, any monitoring needs will be met. The Roctest Group has been instrumenting critical structures, including dams and nuclear power plants, for more than 60 years. Its worldwide network of system integrators provides a competent local support for any project. All the systems come with a 10 year warranty on the availability of spare parts.