Engineering

The founders of our business and nucleus of our staff are engineers and the services we provide are all founded in sound engineering principles. We offer a range of value-added engineering services centered around the diagnostic testing, monitoring, and nondestructive evaluation data that we collect. This includes everything from simple data interpretation and structural response evaluation to in-depth finite element analysis. In addition, we offer load rating services and special case inspection services.

Engineering

BDI provides a variety of engineering services to complement our instrumentation, testing, and monitoring experience and capabilities.

– Bridge Load Ratings
– Data Analysis
– Inspections
– PE’s in 27 US States and P.Eng. in Canada

Our measurements are required to address specific engineering questions;

  • ``What is a safe load limit for this bridge?``
  • ``What load or deformation conditions caused these cracks in the girders?``
  • ``How should we budget for long-term maintenance on our bridge decks?``
  • ``Are forces being transferred as expected during complex construction?``
  • ``Are trunnion friction values within acceptable limits?``

To address these questions, our engineering services are focused on evaluation of an existing asset’s condition and performance and include some level of analysis and utilization of relevant engineering codes. Our analysis methods range from data transformations and implementation of basic mechanics to complex finite element models with static and dynamic load conditions.

Where It Applies

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BRIDGES

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HYDRAULIC STRUCTURES

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CONSTRUCTION

WITH 30 YEARS OF MEASUREMENT INTERPRETATION EXPERIENCE, WE APPLY OUR SKILLS IN ENGINEERING TO TRANSFORM THEORY AND DESIGN CODES TO FIELD VERIFIED PERFORMANCE.