monitoring excavations

Winthrop Center, currently under construction in the financial district of Boston, will feature a 691-foot tower offering mixed commercial and residential spaces.

GEO-Instruments has deployed six optically-networked AMTS to monitor the structures abutting the site. Networking ensures that all measurements share the same coordinate system. Our GeoCloud services process the measurements and then publish them to websites serving the owners of the surrounding buildings.

As with all city-center projects, the initial challenge was finding the best location for each AMTS and working with building owners to gain access. Site activities will bring other challenges: construction equipment may temporarily block views to monitoring points, and some views will eventually be blocked by the rising structure itself. Optical networking provides redundancy that helps overcome some of these challenges.