Water build-up during construction activities is one of the many challenges civil engineers can face. The risk of having the working site flooded by a body of water that suddenly increases in volume or begins to behave in an unpredictable manner is very real in some cases.
Water that is not obviously visible can also cause problems, e.g. when it is contained within a bank or other large soil deposit. An excessive or rapid build-up of this water can cause seepage into the working area or even a hazardous situation if it leads to the collapse of a bank, a mudslide, or some other similar event.
A third way that water can affect construction activities is when it builds up within materials, e.g. sand or gravel that is being stored on-site until it is required, making them hard to work with.
The best way to control these situations and reduce or eliminate the risks they pose is with a wireless water level monitoring system.
An effective wireless water level monitoring system can be built by installing standpipe piezometers into bodies of water in or near the working area, banks, earth walls and other soil deposits within or near the site, and stored building materials.
These piezometers can then be monitored by connecting them to wireless nodes and then integrating them into a central data acquisition system, like the Loadsensing LS-G6 System. Building a wireless water level monitoring system in this way will ensure that engineers always have up-to-date, accurate data at their fingertips with which to make decisions.