Voided Post-Tensioning Ducts

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July 9, 2015

The presence of voids in the ducts of post-tensioned structures such as bridge decks is matter of considerable concern because the necessary rehabilitation of voided ducts is a costly process. For bridge owners and operators there is a requirement for non-destructive inspection techniques to assess the conditions within the ducts without intrusive breakouts involving concrete…

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Concrete Testing Services in Ireland

May 21, 2014

Infrastruct Asset Management Services Limited is a special structural testing and investigation firm with the capability to inspect and test concrete structures and investigate the cause, extent and severity of deterioration and defects to advance a cost effective repair and rehabilitation strategy. We have a wide range of testing equipment for concrete inspection, concrete testing,…

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Structural Testing Essential for Management of Structures

May 21, 2014

The need to manage and maintain the existing stock of concrete structures is of fundamental importance to the owners, operators and all the users of these structures.  Classifying the maintenance demands of in-service structures can be challenging, often requiring specialist surveys and inspections. There are many structural testing and investigation techniques currently available to engineers…

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Using Air Permeability for Concrete Quality Surveys

April 25, 2014

The permeability of concrete to liquids, aggressive ions and gases is of direct relevance to durability and the long-term performance of concrete structures in-service.   The Concrete Society Technical Report TR31 defines permeability as ‘that property of a porous medium which characterises the ease with which a fluid will pass through it, under the action of…

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Ultrasonic Tomography – Advanced Imaging technology for Concrete Structures

March 31, 2014

Engineers from Infrastruct AMS attends the ultrasonic tomography master training in Switzerland. Ultrasonic tomography is a modern non-destructive technique to determine the quality and condition of concrete elements with single-side access. The general measurement principle is to carry out a number of single measurements on a linear grid (x-direction) on one face and to generate an…

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GPR essential for Wind Turbine Foundation Investigations

February 28, 2014

Wind turbine foundations are a critical structural component and the sizeable concrete foundations required for modern wind turbines must be heavily reinforced with large diameter hi-tensile reinforcing bars. During structural investigations requiring coring and/or drilling works, it is essential that the location of embedded reinforcement is identified to minimise the risk of damage. The use of…

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Infrastruct purchases the new Hilti PS-1000 GPR System

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February 21, 2014

Infrastruct AMS Limited is delighted to announce our purchase of the Hilti PS-1000 Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) system for structural investigations. The PS-1000 uses short pulse electromagnetic waves to determine multiple layers of reinforcing bars, prestressing strands, post-tensioned tendons, voids, metal pipes, plastic pipes, timber and electric cables to a depth of 300mm in concrete…

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Updated Standard for Rebound Hammer Testing

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February 10, 2014

The latest European Norm EN 12504-2: 2012 ‘Testing concrete in structures – Part 2: Non-destructive testing – Determination of rebound number’ is in use and supersedes EN 12504-2:2001. The main changes are: Clarification of the test procedure including the use of the anvil for reference checking; Specification on the equipment to be used for the…

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