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LDG Datum Helps to Secure Planning for €11.7 million Student Accommodation Development.

LDG Datum engaged by Walls Construction for substantial student residence development in Dominick Street Upper, Dublin.

Ziggurat, a leading name in the student accommodation market, is the driving force behind the €11.7 million development of 247 additional student units at Dominick Street Upper.

LDG Datum was engaged by the contractor, Walls Construction, to remotely monitor the demolition of existing structures, a key planning requirement, to make way for the new development, as well as LUAS infrastructure.

The client had full confidence in LDG Datum’s capability to provide vital control measures that would ensure stability of the surrounding super structures and LUAS tracks, so they remain unaffected by the demolition, piling and construction phases of this project.

LDG’s highly accurate and compliant systems incorporated two Leica Geosystems flagship robotic Multi Station MS60 instruments, a Leica Geosystems LS15 for precise levelling, five vibration monitoring stations, four noise monitoring stations, two continuous dust monitoring stations, and seven real-time crack displacement gauges

“Datum’s on-site, core activity was to provide continuous scanning of the dual LUAS tracks using Leica’s flagship robotic Multi Station the MS60. The MS60s scan the dual tramway continuously and hosts the data directly onto a secure webpage for the relevant parties to review.

“This data was then checked and compared to historical data allowing a safe protocol to be followed. Our bespoke, physical, on-street precise levelling captured by Geosystems LS15, was undertaken weekly to provide the contractor with assurance and a back-up that the automated monitoring is working as planned. Vibration and noise monitoring was also carried out on surrounding buildings during the demolition, piling and construction phase.


“Datum Monitoring Ireland gave Walls Construction the complete remote monitoring systems package that enable them to access and review their own data”.

Mark Hodgen, Director at LDG Datum