Heritage Buildings & Assets

Heritage Buildings & Assets

Heritage buildings and assets are items that have contributed to a nation’s society, knowledge, and/or culture. Because of this it is incredibly important that they are valued and preserved in a state that is as close to original as feasibly possible. Monitoring of heritage buildings and assets is important in order to better understand how they behave as they are generally old, fragile, built using materials that may have decayed over time or may not have been to the standard that we are used to nowadays, and built on unknown foundations and/or ground conditions.

Monitoring listed structures and heritage buildings demands innovation to produce monitoring systems that can be installed without effecting the original structure.  Successful monitoring and surveying of these traditional sites offers preservation and protection, either during maintenance works or everyday use. We understand this and will work to design and implement a discreet and thorough monitoring scheme that can be affixed to the building or asset with minimal visual or physical impact. We also understand the importance of making good upon removal of the instrumentation.

Our bespoke monitoring plans can assess what external factors may cause damage and recommend suitable instrumentation to ensure the structure remained undisturbed. Quantities often measured in heritage work include vibration, pressure, loading, tilt and environmental factors.

Links: Extension & Compression, Noise, Vibration & Dust, Settlement & Heave, Stress & Strain, Temperature, Tilt & Deflection.