In 2014, the University purchased the former Canterbury Prison site as part of an ambitious redevelopment plan for their main campus. By 2020, this five acre site will form the new Engineering, Design, Growth and Enterprise (EDGE) Hub, a state-of-the-art four storey building housing medical and mortuary teaching suites alongside engineering workshops and chemistry laboratories.Challenge
Canterbury Christ Church University stipulated that noise and vibration levels needed to be monitored throughout demolition and construction, to protect people and buildings in the immediate vicinity of the works.Solution
RVT’s recommendation was for Gilbert-Ash to use the Monitex Real Time Noise Monitor and the Monitex Vibration Monitor in tandem to fully monitor both risks. This monitoring equipment ensured that levels did not exceed the upper limits defined by the HSE. The resulting data was streamed live to a web portal, providing the Contractor with easy and accessible information.