Thanks to this advanced system, recognised by the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 programme as a disruptive technology in this area, it will be possible to carry out the intelligent management of one of the most emblematic bridges designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Given the progressive ageing of bridges in Europe and … Read more IDVIA installs its innovative methodology for structural health diagnosis of the Alamillo Bridge in Seville (Spain)
On 18 March 2021, IDVIA had the pleasure to participate in an exclusive event promoted by the European Innovation Council (EIC) together with José de Mello, one of the Portugal’s largest economic groups. This virtual session was dedicated to matching selected EIC-beneficiaries with José de Mello Group’s procurement needs in the fields of Mobility and … Read more IDVIA was selected by Brisa to participate in its EIC Procurers Day
Introduction The numerous bridge collapses that have occurred in recent years show the need to implement SHM systems that provide continuous, real-time information on the condition of these structures. In addition to preventing disasters, our advanced SHM methodology allows a very significant reduction in the current investment in maintenance and repair thanks to its predictive … Read more Digital Twin of a bridge to design an optimal structural reinforcement
How does climate change affect bridges? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), created in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), found out that intensity of precipitation, particularly the proportion of total precipitation that falls during heavy events, has increased and is very likely to continue to … Read more Climate-resilient bridges
As a further step in our digitalisation approach, IDVIA is carrying out the HEL OR project, which aims to develop a system for detecting damage to woody crops (especially citrus crops) after frosts in areas at risk. To achieve this, our engineers are developing an innovative methodology based on the processing of multispectral images obtained … Read more HEL OR Project: SmartAgro for agriculture 4.0
We believe that it is necessary for Civil Engineering to advance in its digitization and rely more on data for decision-making.
In this article we explain the differences between SHM technology for bridges available in the market. This may be important information for the client to make the best decision regarding the SHM service to be contracted in order to minimize maintenance costs while ensuring safety
Since 2000 there have been 115 major bridge collapses worldwide, and more than 22 of them occurred in the past 2 years. The Morandi Bridge in Genoa in 2018 was one of them. In this article we explain what the causes of its collapse were and how this tragedy could have been prevented using our methodology.