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Geotechnical Instrumentation and Monitoring


GEOCISA has 20 years of experience in the field of geotechnical I&M and our work includes some of the most emblematic and complex Projects undertaken in Spain in recent years. GEOCISA has become a pioneer in technological advances through the various monitoring systems they have used and developed. This technology has been exported and is being used internationally in countries such as the UK, US and Portugal.

Over the years, Geotechnical I&M has become a powerful and essential tool for engineering in response to the demand for appropriate data and control for all kind of works, especially those of a more complex and ambitious nature. The monitoring systems used during the construction stage of a Project have the ability to control and adjust the assumptions from the calculations and assess the safety of any Project in real time.

Monitoring systems are also used in the Project planning stage to assess the initial conditions and the parameters needed for the design as well as to evaluate the short and long-term safety of the works that are to be carried out.

To summarise, the main services that GEOCISA can provide with regard to monitoring are as follows;

  • Designing instrumentation systems
  • Installing and Setting up monitoring equipment and devices on site.
  • Monitoring the devices that have been installed.
  • Analysing the data obtained and producing engineering analysis reports.

GEOCISA has installed monitoring systems for:

  • Subterranean excavations: running tunnels in different types of soil and rock, Metro stations.
  • Ports and airports.
  • Embankments and slopes.
  • Structures, buildings, bridges and viaducts.
  • Foundations and embankments.
  • Dams and hydraulic works.
  • Monuments and singular buildings.

Each instrumentation design depends on the Project and the magnitude of the measurements.
In civil engineering works, the most usual parameters that are measured are as follows:

  • Any movements in the works, whether absolute or relative.
  • Strains on the surrounding area.
  • Pressures caused by ground and water.
  • Internal strains and stresses.
  • Ground movements on surface affecting existing buildings or structures.
  • Modifications in the hydrostatic system.