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NEW LOOK, NEW SERVICES, NEW NAME (SORT OF)…

Background For those of you who know us and our services, we want you to know how much we have changed since incorporating in 1989. We started as a small engineering firm that sprouted from a research project conducted at the University of Colorado in the late 1980’s funded by PennDOT and FHWA. Developing methods…

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Celebrating the legacy of George G. Goble, Ph.D., P.E.

In loving memory of George G. Goble, Ph.D., P.E. There are some giants in the world of engineering – some more recognized than others. For those of us in the Deep Foundation Engineering World, Dr. Goble was a giant. He had the intellect, knowledge and – most importantly – the drive to change our world….

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2017 USACE Northwest River Projects

It was a busy spring in the northwest this year. Roughly every seven years, the US Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla and Portland Districts perform major maintenance on the Columbia River and Snake River navigational locks. BDI performed instrumentation and technical engineering during several of the maintenance projects: • Cable tensioning and counterweight balancing…

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Monitoring Historic Structures

BDI is equipped to install monitoring systems for tracking wall rotations and masonry and concrete crack movements due to environmental or construction loading conditions. The data from these systems can be downloaded from the internet and any trends or excessive movements can trigger an alarm so that an inspector can be mobilized.

Contract Strain Gage Installation Services

Do you need help installing foil strain gages on test specimens or other fixtures?  BDI has the capabilities to perform these services in our laboratory or at your facility on a production basis.  We can assist in developing a new installation method or you can send us your existing procedures and we’ll help you get…

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STS4: The latest in proven structural testing technology

The new STS4 from BDI is the world’s only data acquisition system that has been designed by structural engineers for structural testing. This next-generation wireless system is rugged, highly efficient, and now supports long-term monitoring applications. Once you see how much time this system saves you in the field, you won’t use anything else! STS4…

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BDI Sensors CE-Certified

BDI Strain Transducers, Accelerometers, Tiltmeters, and Quarter-Arm Completion Units have all recently been CE certified which means they have passed the rigorous testing and documentation procedures required to comply with the European health, safety, and environmental protection legislation. Field work is hard enough without having to try to attach delicate instruments with tiny wires connected…

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Structural Research Support for Universities

BDI makes an ideal partner for all types of university research projects by supplying testing services, equipment, and/or training. BDI will “fit in” to just the level required to accomplish the objectives of the research in the most efficient way possible. If its equipment you’re looking for, we can provide the hardware and software along…

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Save that Hydraulic Structure!

As budgets tighten, the pressure on engineers to get the most out of their existing structure inventory goes up. Some tools that can often help with this decision are live load testing and structural monitoring. For 24 years, BDI has been providing critical structural response information to engineers responsible for maintaining lock gates, radial gates,…

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SAVE THAT BRIDGE!

As budgets tighten, the pressure on state and municipal engineers to get the most out of their existing inventory goes up. Some tools that can often help with this decision are live load testing and structural monitoring.For 24 years, BDI has been providing critical structural response information to bridge engineers who will often go on…

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