Bond Street boasts new remote sensor

11 April 2012

Costain announced that a new sensor to detect structure movement was introduced by the Halcrow-Atkins design group at Bond Street Underground Station in London, UK. The Costain-Laing O’Rourke JV is the contractor.

UK-based company Senceive created the sensor, which instantly alerts a remote supervisor to any concerns.

Peter Wright, associate director of tunnels at Halcrow said, “We are working with Costain/Laing O’Rourke, London Underground and Senceive to develop this technology. Being able to deploy it in a live environment has allowed us to advance traditional construction techniques.”

“I’m particularly pleased at how this innovation has been deployed to benefit the project; the team has particularly been able to advance the user interface and post-processing of data.

“Further developments will enhance the functionality of the system and in collaboration with Cambridge University’s Innovation and Knowledge Centre initiative, and with further funding, this technology could extend into new and exciting applications of remote monitoring.”

Senior engineer for the JV James Brookfield, who implemented the sensors said, “The Senceive monitoring system has enabled us to mobilise the monitoring in a very short period of time at the start of the shift when time is at a premium.”