Tag: Structural Inspection

Deficient Bridges Need Attention

Our country’s need to do something about its deteriorating bridges has been well documented in recent years. That point was driven home again recently with the release of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) annual bridge report. The report analyzed 2019 data released by the Federal Highway… Read More »

Unseen Project Details Play Important Roles

By Bruce Morrow, PLA, LEED AP A “welcome” sign on a newly completed project doesn’t tell the entire story of technical challenges designers overcame between the drawing board and the construction site. Challenging design questions are often answered with hidden – but vital – design elements. Here are a few examples: Can Heavy Artwork Panels… Read More »

Emerging Technology Provides Safety, Efficiency for Structural Inspection

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave our national infrastructure a “D” on its most recent (2017) infrastructure report card. When it comes to maintaining the built world around us, regular structural inspection is a must. Careful inspections help prevent small issues from becoming big – or even catastrophic – problems. What does a “D”… Read More »