In this article, we discuss how digital solutions such as 360 Cameras, LiDAR, and Digital Inspection platforms can help structural engineers in reducing the inspection timeline, enhance the reliability and accuracy of inspection workflow, and minimize the data processing and analysis timelines. What is Digital Inspection? Digital Inspection for concrete structures has been around the corner for a few years now. However, with the recent advancements in portable electronic devices… Read More »Digital Inspection of Concrete Structures
Inspection and Evaluation
Share on linkedin Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on telegram Share on whatsapp Share on email Tower silos are widely used for the storage of grains in the agricultural projects, storage of cement and slag in ready mix concrete plants, and for bulk material storages in mines and ports. Tower silos can be made of Aluminum, Steel, Concrete and Reinforced Concrete. In this article, we will review the… Read More »Nondestructive Evaluation of Concrete Silo
Introduction The tragic collapse of the 12-Storey Beachfront Condo in Florida has reignited discussion around proper inspection and maintenance of buildings in North America. At the moment there is limited information available about the condition of the Florida building prior to its collapse with the inspection report by Morabito Consultants being one of the only reports to provide any insight. It will take some time for structural forensic experts to… Read More »Why Buildings Collapse & How We May Prevent It
This article describes non-destructive testing (NDT) applications and evaluation in the inspection and condition assessment of culvert structures. Depending on their particular application, concrete culverts can be exposed to water, wastewater, and other chemicals. This can result in the deterioration of culverts during their life cycle. Non-destructive testing can help engineers in evaluating the location and extent of defects. What is a Culvert? A culvert is generally defined as a… Read More »Inspection and Condition Assessment of Culverts
This article describes the applications of non-destructive testing (NDT) and evaluation in the inspection and condition assessment of Concrete tanks. Depending on their particular application, concrete tanks are exposed to water, wastewater (sewer), and other aggressive chemicals. This can result in deterioration of concrete during its life cycle. Non-destructive Testing can help engineers in evaluating the location and extent of defects. Share on linkedin Share on facebook Share on twitter… Read More »Non-Destructive Testing of Concrete Tanks
This articles describes how non-destructive testing can help structural engineers in the structural condition assessment of existing buildings, such as parking garages, condominiums, and other constructed facilities. Share on linkedin Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on telegram Share on whatsapp Share on email Structural Condition Assessment usually refers to the process of collecting observations and data about the existing condition of the structure through systematic and scientific methods.… Read More »Nondestructive Testing for Structural Assessment
A multi-technology approach using different Nondestructive Testing (NDT) technologies is becoming the new standard in structural condition assessment. Ground Penetrating Radar has proved to be an effective method in collective key information about the structural details, however, this interesting technology comes with inherent limitations. It is important to develop a good understanding of the capabilities of GPR, and cover its shortcomings with complimentary methods such as the Ultrasonic Pulse based… Read More »How to use GPR in Structural Assessment?
In this article, we will briefly present and discuss Impact-Echo (IE) method for testing concrete structures. The method has proven to be extremely useful in evaluating the thickness of concrete elements from one side (e.g. tunnel lining, culvert wall, bridge abutment), determining the depth and location of subsurface defects (e.g. cracks, voids, honeycombing, debonding) within concrete, and estimating the depth of surface-opening cracks. The test method was first adapted in… Read More »How to Test Concrete Using Impact-Echo ?
In this article, and presentation, we are going to describe using non-destructive evaluation of cracking in concrete beams. The main reasons behind cracking is discussed. A systematic approach for evaluating the current condition of the beam is presented. Certain features of concrete cracks, such as the crack width and crack depth are measured using NDT methods. GPR scan is used to determine structural detailing of beam, such as the location… Read More »Non-Destructive Evaluation of Cracking in Concrete Beams
On-site Evaluation of Concrete Strength is a main challenge in the condition assessment of existing infrastructure, or the quality control of new construction. Owners, maintenance managers of such existing concrete structures normally prefer non-destructive and non-intrusive methods to avoid further damage to an already struggling structure. In construction projects, switching to non-destructive means less intervention, shorter down-times, and saving money. However, all parties agree that the strength of concrete is… Read More »5 Methods for On-Site Evaluation of Concrete Strength