Geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring, along with geo-hazard assessments and geotechnical surveys, play an important role in safeguarding assets and infrastructure. Properly planned geotechnical surveys are, along with monitoring programs, of paramount importance in identifying potential hazards and risks.

Geotechnical monitoring provides clients with this information over the course of time, tracking and assessing changes to an asset or the condition of the surface/subsurface where the asset is located. 
Geophysical surveys can include soil characterization, or rock and other materials, for both civil engineering and environmental projects and as part of an environmental site management plan.




Applus+ geotechnical studies support our clients on projects through the planning, design, development, and construction phases, and our expertise in geohazard assessment helps minimize and reduce lost time and cost overruns.

Applus+ can deliver structural and geotechnical safety monitoring during the construction phase and in-service lifetime. Our structure and infrastructure monitoring services include the continuous, real-time measurement and control of geotechnical and structural parameters on any type of structure or foundation.

Applus+ helps our clients minimize their risks with round-the-clock monitoring performed by highly skilled technicians. We ensure the structural and field-performance safety of any works in accordance with the project specifications:

  • Designing geotechnical monitoring instrumentation
  • Supplying instrumentation
  • Installing instrumentation
  • Recording readings and carrying out maintenance work
  • We use our own, bespoke geotechnical monitoring technology called SIGTUN (a geographical information system) to control for deformations, settlements, forces, movements, etc. SIGTUN monitors the field performance of a project, using digitalised cartography (UTM coordinates) and the location of every single instrumentation device.

Applus+ supplies our geotechnical and instrumentation services to the civil engineering sector and to both public and private infrastructure owners and construction companies. Our advanced geotechnical monitoring and instrumentation can continuously measure and monitor all high-risk parameters related to structural or geotechnical stability in civil engineering projects, for example in: 

  • Tunnel monitoring
  • Under-track crossings
  • Track subsidence
  • Landslips and embankment failures
  • Viaducts, overbridges and abutments

The geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring services at Applus+ help our clients to minimise risks both during the construction process and during the 'in service' life of their infrastructure.

Applus+ can act as a geotechnical single provider across the whole of a construction project, and our project-management capabilities assist clients to realise cost savings.

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