Bridge Diagnostics, Inc. (BDI) started as a University of Colorado research project funded by FHWA and PennDOT in 1987. The goal of this project was how to better understand bridge performance based on field measurements. During the project, the founders of BDI developed both the original electronics and analysis tools used by the company today to test, monitor, and analyze bridges, dams, buildings, and many other heavy civil structures.
BDI was then founded in 1989 and is a small business headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. It also has satellite offices in Manchester, U.K; London, U.K.; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; and Boise, ID. For over 25 years, BDI has been providing cost-effective testing services all over the world. Based on the experience of hundreds of instrumentation projects, BDI provides state-of-the-art structure evaluation solutions for customers such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, State DOTs, and many other prime contractors, government municipalities, energy companies and universities.
BDI is uniquely staffed with civil and electrical engineers who have designed and configured the testing equipment they use; therefore, it understands what type of measurements would be most effective for a particular structure. Nearly all its structural engineering staff have Masters or PhD level educations and hold PE licenses in 14 states, Canada (PEng), and the UK (Chartered). BDI keeps costs as low as possible by using the minimum amount of instrumentation required to address the particular issue, rather than attempt to blanket a structure with sensors and promise that all problems will be solved.
BDI is also a small instrumentation house that builds fit-for-purpose data acquisition and sensor intended for heavy civil application. This equipment is intended to help improve performance of already existing technologies for this unique heavy civil environment as well as design custom equipment required for a specific project that may not exist in the open market.
By combining the civil and electrical fields, BDI has formed a one-of-a-kind organization focused on providing testing and monitoring solutions to owners on problem infrastructure.
Socioeconomic Status: SBA Small Business
SAM Entity Name: Bridge Diagnostics, Inc.
CAGE Code: 1GYL8
DUNS Number: 557400785
- 541330 – Engineering Evaluation Services
- 541380 – Physical Testing
- 334419 – Manufacturing Transducers
- 334513 – System & Sensor Manufacturing
- 532490 – Equipment Leasing
GSA Contract ID: GS07F197CA
Schedule 66 – Scientific Equipment and Services
- 602-3 – Amplifiers And Filters
- 602-14 – Data Acquisition Systems
- 602-21 – Transducers
- 602-22 – Accelerometers
- 66-1002 – Ancillary Supplies
- 627-2005 – Support & Training Services
- 873-1 – Mechanical Testing And Analysis
- 873-4 – Geotechnical And Thermal/Fire Testing And Analysis
Government Business POC:
Scott Aschermann, P.E.
(303) 494-3230 x115
Accounting and Timekeeping
BDI understands the importance of business systems in relation to project performance, thus we model our accounting system against the rules and regulations of the Department of Defense. Our comprehensive timekeeping policy ensures that we are in compliance with AASHTO, DCAA, and FAR requirements. The BDI Timekeeping and Accounting Policies are available upon request. BDI is also a registered Contractor/Supplier on ISNetworld.
BDI does not have cost-type contracts and therefore is not subject to a DCAA audit. Our accounting system is in compliance with DCAA standards and the requirements of FAR Part 30 and 31. We are prepared to support and pass an audit should one arise.
BDI takes safety very seriously. We develop a site-specific Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) for each site location and perform a ‘tool box briefing’ at the beginning of each work day.
BDI retains the services of a 24-hour on-call safety consultant to discuss any unanticipated hazards and rectify an unsafe working environment.
In addition to ongoing safety awareness training, we schedule routine inspections of our facilities to ensure that our manufacturing operation is OSHA compliant.
Safety cards and/or credentials for applicable employees are available upon request.
BDI field personnel have the following safety training and security credentials:
- OSHA 10-Hour Hazard Awareness
- OSHA 30-Hour Construction Emphasis
- SPRAT 1 Ropes Access Training
- USACE 385-1 and BOR Regulation Training
- Fall Protection Awareness
- OSHA Scaffold Competent Person
- Hand & Power Tool Safety
- Aerial Work Platform Operator Safety Awareness
- Traffic Safety Awareness
- Confined Space Entry
- First Aid/CPR
- Breathing Apparatus Fit & Pulmonary Testing
- Various Railroad Safety Awareness programs
- MSHA Mine Safety
- Various Mechanical System Lockout/Tagout programs
- Hazardous Materials Shipment Training
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety
- TSA Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC)
- Cleared to work in ITAR-rated facilities
BDI utilizes project management software to create detailed project schedules for seamless coordination between our field and analysis groups. This also allows us to schedule our time more efficiently and provide accurate project duration estimates and scheduling windows for our clients.
The decades of experience we have in the field allows us to develop better measurement products, and vice-versa, meaning that our equipment development efforts help us optimize our structural engineering capabilities. We make it a priority to bring lessons learned into current projects and processes to increase our overall performance quality. Our BDI Quality Management Program is available upon request.
Electronic Data Security
All monitoring data collected is secured on our in-house servers, which are monitored 24/7 and backed up nightly to a remote server location. We perform regular disaster prevention and recovery assessments to ensure the data for our clients’ projects is safe and secure no matter what.
In some cases, BDI may be a project prime contractor and require the assistance of subconsultants and/or sub-contractors to complete the work. Any work being performed by firms engaged by BDI will be held to the same exceptionally high standards as those adhered to by BDI