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May-July’s Photo Competition Winner

We’re glad to announce that the winner for May-July’s round of the best photo competition is Brice Carpenter! Brice won a $100 Visa gift card and his winning picture will be printed on metal and displayed on our offices’ walls. The picture shows our own Charlie Young hanging out on top of a unique bridge, installing a…

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Follow up: Pedestrian bridge collapse at FIU

To clarify BDI’s role on the Florida International University bridge project, we worked as a subcontractor to Barnhart Crane and Rigging. BDI was contracted to conduct monitoring while the bridge was moved into place. BDI was not involved in the bridge’s design or construction and no BDI personnel or equipment were onsite at the time…

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The pedestrian bridge collapse at FIU

We are deeply saddened to hear that the pedestrian bridge has collapsed at FIU.  Our hearts go out to the individuals and families that have been affected by the collapse. We have removed comments from our social media accounts out of respect for the individuals and families that have been affected by the collapse.

Nondestructive Evaluation of Bridge Decks in North Carolina

Infrasense and BDI recently teamed to perform a unique study of three bridges in Davie County, North Carolina for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). The objective of the study was to pilot a comprehensive NDE testing program on a small sample of bridge decks, which will be used as a basis for future…

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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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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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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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