A construction project never exists in isolation. Even if all the environmental aspects have been carefully taken into consideration, uncertain elements remain that can have undesirable consequences.

Interaction with the surroundings is inherent, especially in the phase in which the foundations are built. Consider vibrations as a result of driving piles, the groundwater level lowering as a result of dewatering or settlement as a result of raising the ground level.

To prevent damage to the environment or keep it to a minimum and create support, SOCOTEC carries out various types of work that monitors the surroundings. In many cases, a risk-based approach saves time and money.  

SOCOTEC can draw on over 45 years’ experience in geotechnical investigation and monitoring the surroundings. We have our own equipment to place all manner of measuring systems (including drilling rigs) and have highly-trained geotechnical engineers, hydrologists and measuring experts working for our organisation.  Monitoring is not just placing measuring systems and collecting data, but looking at every aspect to advise you and offer you a total solution.   

In addition to monitoring the surroundings, we also carry out quality controls and inspections during the execution phase. Consider the acoustic of foundation piles, checking the soil improvement, carrying out plate load tests or supervising pile driving or drilling. SOCOTEC is furthermore certified by the KCAF erked for carrying out foundation inspections. With our report in your file, you will have demonstrably recorded the quality of the foundations.   

Talk to our experts

ing. Henk Bardoel

Department Head Geo-Monitoring

Department Head Geo-Monitoring

Henk.bardoel@socotec-geotechnics.nl +31 6 54950438

Ir. Ben van der Kwaak, NIVRE re

Manager Construction & Engineering

Manager Construction & Engineering

b.vd.kwaak@hanselman.nl +31 6 10050480

With knowledge of the underground and its own equipment to place standpipes or pore pressure meters, SOCOTEC is your ideal partner for installing large-scale groundwater monitoring networks and carrying out pore pressure measurements. 

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Henk.bardoel@socotec-geotechnics.nl

Talk to our experts

ing. Henk Bardoel

Department Head Geo-Monitoring

Department Head Geo-Monitoring

Henk.bardoel@socotec-geotechnics.nl +31 6 54950438

Ir. Ben van der Kwaak, NIVRE re

Manager Construction & Engineering

Manager Construction & Engineering

b.vd.kwaak@hanselman.nl +31 6 10050480