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
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
Quality control of Concrete Caissons is a challenging task. Engineers, and contractors rely on experience and well-established procedures and test standards to verify the strength, and consistency of pile materials. Non-destructive testing help reveal potential defects that might have happened during pile casting (in the case of cast-in-place piles), or transportation and installation (in the case of precast piles). Share on linkedin Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on… Read More »Quality Control of Concrete Caissons
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
Share on linkedin Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on telegram Share on whatsapp Share on email In this article, the basic principles and the advantages of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) in concrete scanning and its comparison to other concrete scanning NDT techniques will be presented. This technique is greatly beneficial to contractors and engineers working in the construction industry. What is Ground Penetrating Radar? Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)… Read More »How to Scan Concrete using GPR ?
Extreme cold weather conditions can significantly affect the quality of concrete, as well as its mechanical properties. In cold weather concreting, one should make sure that all the negative impacts of low ambient temperature are appropriately alleviated by taking the necessary precautions. In this article, we will review important steps that can ensure you will get the quality you are looking for. But first, let’s see what cold temperature is… Read More »Precautions for Cold Weather Concreting
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?
Nondestructive Testing have great applications in the concrete construction industry. It helps designer, construction engineers, and contractors the ability to verify the quality and integrity of built structures, identify and quantify potential defects, and record as-built condition like never before. The author has several years of combined research and industrial experience in helping construction industry in Canada, and has witnessed how NDT can help identify and quantify location and extent of potential… Read More »Applications of Nondestructive Testing in Concrete Construction