More and larger urban projects cause an increase of vibration nuisance. More and more municipalities are therefore proposing a memorandum Construction Nuisance with 'vibrations' as a fixed part. There are, therefore, also more and more vibration measurements carried out.
This created a completely new field, though it remained for contractors and consultants often unclear how they had to deal with the complicated matter. Because of this the measurements are regularly not conducted in the correct manner. There was therefore an increasing need for a clear assessment guideline.
Backed by positive news from the insurers and the National Office of Cultural Heritage (RCE) an inventory was made of parties that wanted to support the establishment of the assessment guideline (BRL) and parties who intend to acquire the certificate. Wiertsema & Partners has many years of experience with conducting vibration measurementes and has contributed to the creation of the assessment guideline.
On 6 December 2012, we were audited by IKOB BKB according to the new BRL. On December 11, 2012 we received the certificate in Houten. Wiertsema & Partners is one of the first companies in possession of the certificate to perform vibration measurements.