University Research


BDI was established in 1989 based on the experience gained through two DOT-sponsored university research projects that focused on testing and evaluating the live load responses of over 50 highway bridges. Since that time, we’ve been conducting extensive in-house research on developing and refining our sensors, data acquisition systems, and structural analysis software with a goal of always finding more efficient techniques to collect and evaluate field data. Due to our ability to modify both hardware and software for custom applications, we can adapt to most research budgets and support scenarios such as:

  • Providing field testing services using only our own hardware and supplying the raw data for your team’s subsequent analysis (no equipment purchases required)
  • Help with the design and installation of a structural monitoring system
  • Supplying our specialized STS4 data acquisition hardware (link) which can be configured as a general purpose data acquisition for laboratory purposes or we can help setup a system to be used as a teaching tool
  • Providing on-site training for your research team and/or students so they can complete laboratory and field tests


Rather than spending valuable time in learning how to program complex data acquisition systems, your students can hit the ground running right away with support from BDI, all at an educational discount!

Educational Institute Clients


Auburn University

Clarkson University

Clemson University

Drexel University

Florida Institute of Technology

Florida International University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Iowa State University

Jackson State University

Kansas State University

Louisiana State University

Louisiana Tech University

Minnesota State University

Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Morgan State University

New Mexico State University

North Carolina A&T University

North Carolina State University

Oklahoma State University

Oregon State University

Pennsylvania State University

Perdue University

Rutgers University

Tufts University

Tulane University

University of Akron

University of Alabama

University of California – Davis

University of Central Florida

University of Cincinnati

University of Colorado Denver

University of Connecticut

University of Delaware

University of Florida

University of Idaho

University of Illinois – Chicago

University of Illinois – Urbana

University of Kansas

University of Maine

University of Maryland

University of Massachusetts

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of Missouri

University of Nebraska

University of New Hampshire

University of North Carolina – Charlotte

University of Oklahoma

University of Rhode Island

University of Saskatchewan

University of South Carolina

University of South Florida

University of Toledo

University of Virginia

University of Wyoming

Utah State University

Villanova University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Washington and Lee University

Wayne State University

West Virginia University