Monitoring Building Response to Adjacent Construction

November 29, 2008
Publication: Structure Magazine p 14-19
Author(s): Charles Russo Michael Brainerd Milan Vatovec

Abstract: New construction projects in congested urban settings commonly require demolition of an existing structure and deep excavation to accommodate several levels of below-grade parking or occupied space associated with the new building. The prediction and monitoring of building response to adjacent construction activities is necessary to minimize building damage resulting from subsurface movement and ground-borne construction vibrations.