SETTING OUT & MONITORING
CHARTERED LAND SURVEYORS
Setting out and monitoring services for civil engineering projects
At Malcolm Hughes, we offer a range of monitoring and setting out services on projects that vary in complexity from our involvement in major projects, such as the Queensferry Crossing and Mersey Gateway bridges, to single-house developments.
We have specialist knowledge in measurement and employ experienced staff who are familiar with interpreting design information and translating it to practical setting out on-site, either by manual interpretation or by upload of coordinate data, for example from an MX model. Equipped with the latest and most accurate instrumentation, we are capable of dealing with any task onsite.
We have experience of monitoring various types of structure including buildings for structural movement, rail tunnels and underground basements for movement, potentially caused by trains and vehicles respectively. A recent project in London involved monitoring movement in a basement car park and adjacent, a large water tank room. This was carried out using strain gauges and regular precise levelling to record weekly movement. We have also monitored cliff faces and retained building façades using high-accuracy laser scanning technology. With this method, the structure is scanned every week or month as required and the results are checked using point cloud compare software, which identifies 3D movement in x, y, z coordinates to +/- 5mm accuracy.