Construction intelligence has valued UK contracts in 2017 at £71bn. A great number of these will require some form of monitoring which is why adding deformation monitoring to your survey portfolio can be highly profitable.
And it’s easier than you think. More often than not, you already have the equipment to do it with basic systems requiring nothing more than a Trimble Total Station with FineLock technology and the stake-out function in Trimble Access software running on a controller.
Alternatively, you may already have a laser scanner for creating surface models and of course surface to surface comparisons, ideal for detecting a bulging retaining wall, without the need to put prisms on structures.
The next step would be investing in Trimble’s modestly priced 4D monitoring app for setting up a measuring regime. Full information on all these options, and more advanced ones, is available from our webinar.