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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.

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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BDI Sensors CE-Certified

BDI Strain Transducers, Accelerometers, Tiltmeters, and Quarter-Arm Completion Units have all recently been CE certified which means they have passed the rigorous testing and documentation procedures required to comply with the European health, safety, and environmental protection legislation. Field work is hard enough without having to try to attach delicate instruments with tiny wires connected…

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Structural Research Support for Universities

BDI makes an ideal partner for all types of university research projects by supplying testing services, equipment, and/or training. BDI will “fit in” to just the level required to accomplish the objectives of the research in the most efficient way possible. If its equipment you’re looking for, we can provide the hardware and software along…

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Save that Hydraulic Structure!

As budgets tighten, the pressure on engineers to get the most out of their existing structure inventory goes up. Some tools that can often help with this decision are live load testing and structural monitoring. For 24 years, BDI has been providing critical structural response information to engineers responsible for maintaining lock gates, radial gates,…

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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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SAVE THAT BRIDGE!

As budgets tighten, the pressure on state and municipal engineers to get the most out of their existing inventory goes up. Some tools that can often help with this decision are live load testing and structural monitoring.For 24 years, BDI has been providing critical structural response information to bridge engineers who will often go on…

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Structural Monitoring Services for Hydraulic Structures

BDI offers structural testing and monitoring services for all types of hydraulic structures such as tainter gates, nav-lock gates, and fish conveyance structures. We use a very efficient testing system to record strains, rotations, displacements, cable forces, and many other parameters to gain an understanding of the structure’s overall response. Typical applications include measuring trunnion…

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BDI in the news…

The media was out and about interviewing our crew in Rhode Island last week as they worked testing a bridge in Nanaquaket. Read all about it here: Nanaquaket Bridge Receives Structure Test

Vehicle Axle Weight Scales Used for Verifying Permit & Overloaded Vehicles

BDI has integrated a set of specialized portable scales into our STS-WiFi system, allowing us to weigh permit loads axle by axle. Several DOT’s have found it extremely helpful to have both the axle and gross weights verified prior to allowing the specialized loads to cross bridges along the haul route. BDI typically mobilizes either…

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