Monitoring of Ground-Borne Vibrations from Construction and Demolition

Monitoring of Ground-Borne Vibrations from Construction and Demolition

Ground-Borne Vibration can be a serious concern for any building or structure within or adjacent to a construction zone. These structures may be potentially impacted by vibrations emanating from construction activities such as demolition, compaction, excavation, blasting, pile-driving, and operating ...
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Diagnostic Load Testing of Bridges

Bridge Diagnostic Load Testing

Load testing is a common practice among bridge engineers for the assessment of bridge safety and serviceability. Diagnostic load testing is one type of load test methods that can be used either as a means for estimating the load carrying ...
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On-Site Evaluation of Concrete Strength

5 Methods for On-Site Evaluation of Concrete Strength

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 ...
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Smart Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring

Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring

With recent advancements in Sensor technology, Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems have been developed and implemented in various civil structures such as bridges, buildings, tunnels, power plants, and dams. Many advanced types of sensors, from wired to wireless sensors, have ...
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Structural Health Monitoring for Bridge Structures

Structural Health Monitoring for Bridge Structures

In this article, we will briefly review the fundamentals of structural health monitoring for bridge structures. Bridges and transportation infrastructure are subjected to extreme environmental loading conditions, such as snow, rain, storm, and extreme heat. This could cause expedite deterioration process ...
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Non-destructive testing of concrete foundations

Non-destructive Testing of Concrete Foundations

Concrete foundations are a key component in every major structure. They provide the much-needed stability to structural systems, and/or heavy industrial equipment they are supporting. The foundation system and type depend heavily on the superstructure load, and soil properties. As ...
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Cold Joints in Concrete Beams

Non-Destructive Evaluation of Cold Joints in Concrete

This technical note briefly discusses non-destructive evaluation of cold joints in concrete structures. We will review how structural engineers and quality control laboratories can utilize NDT methods to assess the quality and integrity of concrete on or around the cold ...
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Non-Destructive Testing of Wind Turbine Foundation

Non-Destructive Testing of Wind Turbine Foundation

Over the past decade, Canada has heavily invested in wind energy, increasing its annual capacity from nearly 2,000 MW in 2008, to 13,000 MW in 2019. That is enough to power approximately 3.3 million homes – 6% of our country’s ...
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Non-Destructive Testing for Detailed Bridge Condition Survey

Non-Destructive Testing for Detailed Bridge Condition Survey

The following article is a quick review of the most cost-effective and easy to implement non-destructive testing for detailed bridge condition survey. We were recently involved in a detailed bridge deck condition survey in Perth, Ontario. The main objective was ...
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