Frontop Engineering Limited (Frontop) joined with Lovsuns Tunnelling Canada Limited (Lovsuns) has entered Istanbul via the Kabtas-Mecidiyekoy-Mahmutbey Line Metro Project in Istanbul, Turkey. As required by the general contractor Alsim Alarko Sanayi Tesisleri ve Ticaret A.S., Lovsuns supplied the Tunnel Bore Machine (TBM) and Frontop designed and supervised the Geotechnical Instrumentation and monitoring consulting service for this project. The designed monitoring plan was for TBM crossing the gravel and sand soil layer, crowded supermarket and religious heritage buildings area. The designed monitoring system was successful presented the ground settlement and building movement during the TBM mining period and after tunnelling construction activities. For this project, Frontop not only provided the monitoring consulting service on job site also supported the monitoring data management system.
Frontop team was first time contracted international geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring service and successfully completed the service with high quality and on schedule.