Transportation - Bridges
From box culverts on local city and county roads to major Mississippi and Missouri River crossings for state highways and interstates, AET provides geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, forensic testing, petrography, environmental and nondestructive testing on bridge projects throughout the Upper Midwest. We are experienced with barge drilling to evaluate multi-span structures, and our cone penetrometer testing capability is especially useful for deep foundation design.
Our Concrete team has provided specialized mix design consulting on several projects with large monolithic concrete structures — helping to model heat generation/dissipation and how that impacts the project design. AET's Nondestructive Testing Group also often performs weld inspections during bridge component fabrication and installation as well as other component inspections and quality control. In addition, AET's Geotechnical Group has worked with contractors and state departments of transportation to monitor slope and embankment stability with carefully installed sensors and skilled remote monitoring.