We install, read and interpret results from all types of structural and geotechnical instruments.

Collection of data is done manually or automatically.

Manual monitoring

Manual monitoring is the backbone of our work. This is where our engineers and/or technicians visit a site to read the instruments directly.

Manual measurements of settlement and heave in a railway embankment using a Geotechnical Observations’ magnet extensometer. All measurements are checked before leaving site to ensure quality.

Geotechnical Observations’ results sheet for a magnet extensometer.

Automatic (remote) monitoring

Geotechnical Observations can set up remote monitoring systems for most forms of structural and geotechnical instrumentation. Remote monitoring is where data is recorded locally on a datalogger, recovered using a telemetric connection and is normally presented on the internet. This form of monitoring is ideal for comparing the collected values against thresholds that trigger alarms, which can be automatically issued as SMS or email messages.

Automatic measurements of lateral displacement in a diaphragm wall using a Shape Array (SAA).

Results are presented in reports or on our secure website.

To find out more about our measurements use the following links:

— Inclinometers

Shape Arrays

— Extensometers

— Tilt and level

— Piezometers

Strain and load


Find out more about the impact of monitoring and how we can help you by getting in touch with a member of our team.