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DIG 386 Monitoring building and ground movement by precise levelling

Publication Year
1993

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Abstract

Ground movement can cause damage to buildings in a number of ways: for example, by shrinkage or heave of clay soils, landslip, mining instability and settlement of filled sites. Movement may need to be monitored to confirm that the ground movement is the cause of damage, to determine the mechanism and to decide on how and when to take appropriate remedial measures. Long-term monitoring of building and civil engineering structures may also be required to monitor safety or study design-behaviour. This Digest discusses precise levelling techniques and equipment which can monitor vertical movements with an accuracy consistently better than ±0.5mm.


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