Author: Brett Commander


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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Structural Monitoring Services for Hydraulic Structures

BDI offers structural testing and monitoring services for all types of hydraulic structures such as tainter gates, nav-lock gates, and fish conveyance structures. We use a very efficient testing system to record strains, rotations, displacements, cable forces, and many other parameters to gain an understanding of the structure’s overall response. Typical applications include measuring trunnion…

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