Datum has provided vibration monitoring at the £23 million Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme.
The Lancashire based monitoring experts were asked to predict the levels of vibration and noise at sensitive residential locations around the work site.
BAM Nuttall Mott MacDonald Joint Venture have been contracted by Leeds City Council to provide flood protection for the River Aire.
The £23 million scheme has been designed to provide protection against potential flooding of Leeds City Centre.
Work will be conducted at Knostrop Weir, Crown Point Weir, Knostrop Cut and defenses installed at low-lying locations throughout the city and Holbeck.
Datum CEO Rory O’Rourke, said: “It is a huge project and extremely important for the people of Leeds after a number of ‘near miss’ flooding events along the River Aire.
“Flooding has caused significant disruption and this work will provide vital protection to businesses, homes and critical infrastructure.
“Our role in the project was to carry out vibration monitoring at locations adjacent to Crown Point Weir during the installation of piles.
“Our monitoring was used to predict the levels of vibration and noise at sensitive residential locations surrounding the work site.
“The measurements were taken in advance of the email works to ensure the construction methods would not create levels of noise and vibration greater than permitted in the works information.”
The project includes the construction of two moveable weirs capable of lowering rivers levels during flood conditions, a UK first for flood alleviation.
The adjustable weirs will regulate water flow by inflating or deflating air bags anchored to the river bed.
Take a look at the Construction Works Fly Through from Leeds City Council – click this link