OCE-SmartStart Seed Funding

FPrimeC wins OCE SmartStart Seed Funding

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 …

Practical Considerations in Pile Testing

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 Read more about Practical Considerations in Pile Testing[…]

Limitations of Pile Integrity Testing

Applications and Limitations of Pile Integrity Test

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 Read more about Applications and Limitations of Pile Integrity Test[…]

Reuse of Existing Piles Feature

Reuse of Existing Piles – How NDT Can Help

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 Read more about Reuse of Existing Piles – How NDT Can Help[…]

Non-Destructive Evaluation of Unknown Foundations

Non-destructive evaluation of unknown foundations and piles has gained interest among engineers and researcher over the past few years. Latest research show the effectiveness of these methods in investigating the depth and quality of existing piles, as well as in the quality assurance of new construction. Piles are structural members made of timber, steel, or Read more about Non-Destructive Evaluation of Unknown Foundations[…]

The Bridges of The Future

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; Read more about The Bridges of The Future[…]

UPV

Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity

We start our notes on NDT method for condition assessment of infrastructure facilities by presenting the Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity – UPV method. The UPV is the one of the most basic acoustic techniques, however, it remains an effective and reliable test method for quality control of concrete materials, and detecting damages in structural components. The Read more about Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity[…]