Condition Assessment

Civil & Structural Infrastructure Condition Assessment

STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES offers integrated solutions and assessment services for existing infrastructure evaluation. Our methodologies are applicable to any structure exposed to aggressive environments (airborne chlorides, below grade water intrusion, harsh temperatures, chemical attacks, etc.).

STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES’ condition assessment services are comprehensive – offering a range of testing and deliverables based on the needs of the owner and the project. The objective of a comprehensive condition assessment is to identify the root cause of problems and the level of damage.

By incorporating the capabilities of our contracting companies and their experience working in industrial and power facilities, we can also provide alternative solutions – enhanced by constructability analysis to optimize repairs, lower costs and ensure proper phasing, safety and schedule. This collaboration also allows us to offer conceptual budget estimates as an optional service.

We Offer Three Levels of Assessment Services:

  Observation Report Condition Survey Condition Assessment
Report Summary Comprehensive visual appraisal that describes the observed problem area(s) Documentation of the problem area(s) that quantifies the location and degree of the visible defects and conditions Analysis of collected data, documentation of current conditions, extent of damage (if any), and root cause analysis.
Observed Deterioration
Deterioration Quantities    
Data & Lab Analysis
Root Cause Analysis
Service-Life Modeling & Prediction STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES offers optional service-life modeling and durability analysis to predict the life of the structure with and without repair utilizing SIMCO´s STADIUM®

Field & Laboratory Testing Capabilities

Non-Destructive Testing
  • Visual inspection – site survey
  • Acoustic impact testing
  • Rebound hammer testing
  • Pachometer/GPR survey
  • Thermal imaging
  • Ultrasonic pulse velocity testing
  • Impact echo testing
  • Ultrasonic thickness testing of structural steel members
Semi-Destructive Testing
  • Exploratory excavations
  • Sample extraction
  • Load testing
  • Geotechnical analysis
Specialty Testing
  • Corrosion damage surveys
  • Corrosion rate analysis
  • Concrete contamination (chloride and carbonation)
  • Concrete resistivity
  • Electrical continuity testing
  • Corrosion potential mapping
  • Linear polarization resistance (LPR)
  • Chloride and carbonation analysis
  • Half cell potential readings
Laboratory Testing
  • pH testing/carbonation depth
  • Chloride ion content
  • Sulfate ion content
  • Compressive strength testing
  • ASR testing

Evaluation Services

Our tools and techniques are designed to identify deterioration trends early, determine their root cause, and develop plans to maintain, repair and extend the life of civil and structural assets – improving the reliability of your facility. By incorporating the capabilities of our contracting companies and their experience working in industrial and power facilities, we can provide alternative solutions – enhanced by constructability analysis to optimize repairs, lower costs and ensure proper phasing, safety and schedule. This collaboration also allows us to offer conceptual budget estimates as an optional service.

Service Life Modeling

Service Life Modeling
Utilizing field data and samples gathered during a condition assessment, we develop a detailed service-life evaluation utilizing the STADIUM® durability model.

Design & Engineering

Design & Engineering
With a thorough understanding of a problem’s root cause, we develop detailed designs that incorporate both STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES’ proprietary and other products into a comprehensive solution.

PCMS™ - Plant Condition Management System

PCMS™ – Plant Condition
Management System
PCMS™ is an approach to evaluate civil and structural assets throughout a plant, identify deterioration trends and prioritize repair and maintenance programs  – before serious problems occur.