Bridge and structural monitoring- Applied GeoMechanics earns Certified Integrator status
Applied GeoMechanics Inc. (Buffalo Grove, IL; www.geomechanics.com) has been added to Dimetix USA’s certified integrator list. Tom Weinmann of Applied GeoMechanics has successfully completed jobs using Dimetix DLS-C15 laser distance sensors to monitor bridge deflection. Applied GeoMechanics Inc. and DIMETIX USA (www.dimetix-usa.com) made history when Ten DLS-C15 lasers sensors were used to monitor the lifting of a truss section on the Huey P. Long Bridge over the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 19, 2010. The Dimetix DLS-C15 laser distance sensors were used in conjunction with specially fabricated targets and software developed by Applied GeoMechanics to monitor beam deflection during the day long lift.
The project involved barging in and lifting pre-assembled spans to reduce stress on the bridge and minimize interruption of traffic.
Applied GeoMechanics is currently working on a project to measure mid-span deflections of the M39 Bridge in Southfield, MI. using Dimetix DLS-C15 lasers.
Photos are courtesy of Aplied GeoMechanics (Buffalo Grove, IL) and ENR.com