Category: Structural Inspection

Making a Difference, One Solution at a Time

By Thomas Pulse, PE Design professionals come in many forms. They design, engineer, landscape, survey, map, inspect, and build the infrastructure that surrounds and serves us. But they share one common characteristic: The work they do improves lives. For nearly 60 years, the professionals at Ayres Associates have been working to make your world –… Read More »

Turn Your Aging Bridge into a Community Highlight

By Dan Sydow, PE Nearly 40% of the United States’ 600,000 bridges are over 50 years old, so chances are your community has an aging structure in need of replacement. But you may be able to turn an unavoidable expense into a bonus for your community, and maybe even draw in tourists. Your first priority… Read More »

Strange But True: Proven Methods Keep Structures, Public Safe

Bridge inspectors perform chain drags to check the soundness of the deck’s concrete. By Rick Maslyn, CBI A casual observer of one of our structural inspections might think our inspectors are using strange methods or are trying their best to flush out any zombies that may be in the area. How else would you explain… Read More »