Frequently Asked Questions
What types of environmental impacts can I monitor with this solution?
You can monitor in real time:
- sound level on your worksite and identification of noise sources
- concentration of gases in ambient air (CO2, ozone, NO, NO2, SO2…)
- concentration of particulate matter in ambient air (PM1, PM2.5, PM10)
- level of vibration
- state of the road at the exit of the worksite (dirt, traffic etc.)
- water quality (pH, temperature, turbidity etc.) of a waterway near the worksite.
How do environmental sensors work?
Environmental sensors must be connected to 220V mains electricity. They send out their readings to the NuisAlgo platform thanks to 3G/4G/5G connectivity, WiFi or LoRa.
Where do you store the data recorded by the sensors?
The readings recorded by sensors are recorded in the NuisAlgo platform database, itself running on Microsoft Azure tenant hosted in the European Union.
How do the warning thresholds work?
Every site or operation can configure their thresholds according to the type of environmental impacts they wish to monitor, the local legal and contractual constraints and the sensitivity of local populations. For each type of disturbance, they can set up to two levels of alert (a first level of information and a second level to halt operations immediately)
What types of alerts can I receive?
Many settings are available to control the automatic actions (alerts) triggered when an exceeded threshold is recorded: sending an SMS or an e-mail to one or several persons specifying the details of the alert (day and time of the recorded disturbance, level etc.)
You can fine tune time-slots, days of the week etc. when you will be notified of each threshold exceeded on the worksite.
Who are alerts sent to?
Alerts (SMS and/or e-mail) are sent to persons designated by the worksite to receive this information in real time. The contact information entered on the platform are only used for this purpose and will never be used for commercial purposes or transmitted to third parties.
What is the purpose of the Worksite News feature?
Worksite News provides operation managers the possibility to inform and communicate with neighbours about their worksites.
They can enter static information (overall long-term works schedule, description of the operation, artist views of the final project…), a short-term schedule (up to 10 days) of forecast disturbances on the perimeter of the site and display real-time data from sensors installed on the worksite. Worksite managers can also inform neighbours on exceptional or unplanned disturbances as one-of notifications so as to reduce tensions originating from unexpected impacts of worksites.
This information is available for local residents on a web-based widget that can be displayed in an iframe on a third-party website (local council or contracting authority for the works) or on a mobile application.