Vibration and Sound Monitoring
Since 1946 Dr. Walter & Associates has been providing clients with a broad range of acoustic and vibration consulting options including vibration and sound monitoring services. These vibration consulting services include on-site noise and vibration recording, event and data analysis, equipment to help engineers and governments with their structural health monitoring programs and environmental impact studies utilizing Instantel seismographs.
Services are provided to clients in the mining, quarrying, construction, manufacturing, highway, medical and high tech industries in both the public and private sectors. Dr. Walter & Associates helps to ensure regulatory compliance, reduce claim liability, solve problems and design effective solutions through the accurate recording and analysis of seismic and acoustic data and other environmental conditions.
Inspections: Commercial – Residential – Industrial
Thorough, detailed inspections provide protection, minimize damage claims, meet regulatory requirements, improve public and community relations and help control insurance costs. Dr. Edward J. Walter & Associates provides comprehensive inspections of structures in areas where vibration or noise from any source is a concern.
Inspections are becoming an increasingly required procedure in many areas of the United States. For Dr. Walter & Associates, inspections have been standard procedure for over fifty years. In that time, Dr. Walter & Associates has become known for thorough and accurate inspections and surveys. That is why it maintains an essentially spotless record in matters of damage claim defense.
Our consulting includes inspections that are documented in a variety of formats, including detailed diagrams, photography, video and audio recording, and written reports. Inspectors are specifically trained to record the smallest details and, of equal importance, to make home and building owners and residents feel more at ease with the work taking place in their area. Inspections often reveal cosmetic and structural problems previously unknown to the owners, which can save future litigation and repair costs. Inspection and survey records are cataloged and kept on file for as long as necessary to insure long term security for all involved parties and provide retrieval as necessary.
Community Education – Industry Education – In-House Training
Community education can make the difference between a hostile and a cooperative working environment. DRW Associates representatives are always available to attend neighborhood meetings, zoning meetings, council meetings, and any other communication forum to inform concerned parties regarding the levels and effects of vibration and noise in their community.
Staff members regularly present educational programs at industry seminars around the world. Numerous regulatory and government agency publications and specifications have been written with the guidance of Dr. Walter & Associates personnel. Ongoing training is provided for safety specialists in the private and public sectors. Dr. Walter & Associates has contributed to many of the industry manuals and textbooks in use today.
Dr. Walter & Associates also creates and conducts in-house and on-site training sessions for industry personnel on environmental sound and vibration. Seminars include operation of new seismic equipment, blast design, vibration and acoustic monitoring methods, proper inspection procedures and more. Dr. Walter & Associates will travel wherever necessary in order to educate and train blasters, operators, business owners, insurance groups, engineering groups, and government officials.
3rd party video documentation of project right-of-ways helps to eliminate claims, complaints, and minimize risk. This service is most often needed for water, gravity and force main sewer lines, laterals, paving, bridges, WWTP, CSO projects and more. If your specifications list video or photo documentation, we will be happy to provide you with a quote.