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Product Showcase: Impact-Echo

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FPrimeC Impact-Echo FPrimeC Impact-Echo is an integrated wireless solution that is designed to enhance user experience in evaluating the structural integrity of plate concrete elements. It is the first and only integrated impact-echo tester for wireless data collection, storage, analysis, plotting, & reporting. FPrimeC Impact-Echo provides an intuitive mobile App data collection, analysis, contour plotting, and reporting.The test can help structural engineers and nondestructive testing experts perform the impact-echo test… Read More »Product Showcase: Impact-Echo

Precautions for Cold Weather Concreting

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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

Non-Destructive Testing for Structural Condition Assessment

Nondestructive Testing for Structural Assessment

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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

Non-Destructive Testing for Detailed Bridge Condition Survey

Non-Destructive Testing for Detailed Bridge Condition Survey

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Bridges are among the most important infrastructure facilities. So far, the inspection and testing of bridge structures have largely been limited to visual inspection, chain dragging, extracting cores, and in some cases, half-cell corrosion potential mapping. Lots of interesting research have been done by researchers around the globe to bring more innovative NDT solutions to this sector. The following article focuses on the applications of most widely used non-destructive testing for… Read More »Non-Destructive Testing for Detailed Bridge Condition Survey

In-Place Methods to Estimate Concrete Strength Using Rebound Hammer

Estimate Concrete Strength Using Rebound Hammer

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Rebound Hammer test provides a practical and cost-effective solution for estimating in-place concrete strength. Recent developments in rebound hammers, and improved guidelines for estimating concrete strength can help structural engineers and condition assessment professionals in accurately classify concrete strength, and make data-informed decisions on the location of cores in a cost-effective framework. This article takes a quick look at the history of the method and recent developments.  Share on linkedin… Read More »Estimate Concrete Strength Using Rebound Hammer

the future of bridge inspection

The Future of Bridge Inspection

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The Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (S6-14, 2014) considers a service life of 75 years for newly constructed bridge. What does this mean in engineering terms? It means that the bridges of the future should have satisfactory performance, both durability and structural, during the proposed life-cycle. This can be quite challenging when we look closely; the environment and environmental loading (i.e. snow, freeze and thaw cycles, corrosion, earthquakes, etc.) can… Read More »The Future of Bridge Inspection

OCE-SmartStart Seed Funding

FPrimeC wins OCE SmartStart Seed Funding

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FPrimeC Solutions is pleased to be the recipient of Ontario Centres of Excellences (OCE) SmartStart Seed Funding. The seed funding will be used towards competition and commercialization of the next generation of ultrasonic testing devices for cost-effective and reliable assessment of concrete infrastructure. Stay tuned as this interesting products develops …

Pile Head Surface Preparation

Practical Considerations in Pile Testing

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Pile Integrity Testing (PIT) is a non-destructive testing method for evaluating the unknown length and integrity of piles and deep foundations. The basic concept behind the technique is determining the velocity (required) and force (optional) response of pile induced by an impact device (normally, a handheld hammer). Pile Integrity Testing works best for long structural component such as driven concrete piles, cast-in place concrete piles, concrete filled steel pipe piles, timber piles,… Read More »Practical Considerations in Pile Testing

Applications and Limitations of Pile Integrity Test

Applications and Limitations of Pile Integrity Test

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Pile Integrity Test can be used to determine the integrity of piles. The method works best for long structural component such as driven concrete piles, cast-in place concrete piles, concrete filled steel pipe piles, timber piles, structural columns. The method works based on measuring and analyzing the velocity (required) and force (optional) response of pile. A hammer (regular or instrumented) is used to impact the pile surface and induce acoustic waves… Read More »Applications and Limitations of Pile Integrity Test

Reuse of existing piles and deep foundations

Reuse of Existing Piles – How NDT Can Help

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Safety, reliability and satisfactory performance of structures require a well-planned maintenance program, as well as remedial actions in short and mid-term. Existing structures that are designed in accordance with older design codes or were built by older construction practices may need to be extensively repaired, rehabilitated, or replaced within the next few years. The remedial actions may include structural and/or foundation upgrade or replacement. Reuse of existing piles and foundations is… Read More »Reuse of Existing Piles – How NDT Can Help