The University of Maryland Medical Center Project

When your project site surrounds a medical center, you need to know that vibrations won’t impact sensitive medical equipment. Let GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech develop vibration criteria specific to your project.

The University of Maryland Medical Center needed to demolish an existing loading dock and adjacent room in order to construct a new loading dock for the facility. GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech was retained by The University of Maryland Medical Center to conduct pre-construction surveys to evaluate baseline conditions. A vibration monitoring and control plan was developed for the project. Due to the sensitivity of some of the medical equipment, separate criteria were developed for these locations. Re:mote vibration monitoring equipment was installed throughout the medical center to measure velocity and acceleration. Tilt and crack gauge monitoring devices were installed along the perimeter of the building and inside the structure where cracks were visible. Re:mote sound level meters were installed in the center’s specialized care units. Measurements were collected continuously and results were posted to a customized project website where project personnel could access the data. When the equipment measured a reading that was near or exceeded the criteria, project personnel were notified by text and email.

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