Municon West Coast, Inc.
Municon West Coast, Inc., is the successor company to Municon Consultants, which was acquired in September 2018. Municon is a purveyor of geotechnical instrumentation services to contractors, engineers and owners in the heavy construction industry.
Established in 1991 Municon is located in San Francisco, positioned to continue its steady growth as the West Coast continues to expand, replace and rehabilitate facilities and infrastructure.
Municon provides geotechnical instrumentation services for monitoring excavations and structures appurtenant to heavy construction operations such as highways, bridges, dams, tunnels, deep excavations and underpinning works. Equipment includes piezometers, settlement platforms, tiltmeters, beam sensors and inclinometers, operated via Campbell and Geokon dataloggers and with remote access for periodic reporting and/or website data display. Municon owns most of its instruments and fabricates its own hydraulic settlement platforms.
Municon is the largest purveyor of vibration monitoring services for heavy construction on the West Coast with over 100 general purpose construction monitoring seismographs and accelerometers and related technical equipment. It provides vibration monitoring services and consultation in connection with blasting, pile driving, deep dynamic compaction, stone column compaction, pipe bursting, demolition and general construction. Municon provides vibration attenuation surveys. All seismographs are equipped for remote reading with cellular phones and can be equipped with solar panels for efficient and economical monitoring.
Municon owns high dynamic range and high frequency hydrophones, with on water capability in the form of a small fleet of near shore capable boats.
Municon provides long-term continuous sound monitoring with automated remote reading capabilities for documenting compliance with local noise ordinances.
Municon is the recognized leader in providing pre-construction and pre-blast photo and video surveys.
What ties Municon's services together is an emphasis on documenting the actual impacts of construction on neighboring properties, to provide owners and contractors with evidence to defend against spurious claims of damage.