Highways, roads, bridges and viaducts are all critical components in the transportation system and owners, engineers, and transportation officials have an important role in making timely and appropriate decisions in addressing our aging infrastructure. Over the years SIMCO has developed a unique knowhow in infrastructure durability design engineering and has helped many transportation owners in the preservation of their most critical assets.
SIMCO brings important knowledge, data and expertise for the development of sustainable transportation projects and focuses on helping clients improve the performance and durability of their assets.
SIMCO’s comprehensive and integrated approach provides our clients with solutions that are tailored to their specific needs and issues regarding their construction or maintenance and rehabilitation projects.
For over 25 years, SIMCO has assisted public and private industry clients in the assessment of the current condition of existing structures, in the evaluation of repair and rehabilitation strategies based on lifecycle cost analyses, and in designing concrete specifications for superior performance and optimum durability.
For existing structures, SIMCO investigates the condition of the different concrete elements (e.g., deck, beams, piles, foundation, abutments, concrete pavement, etc.) in order to provide a comprehensive assessment of the structure’s residual service life and develop cost-effective maintenance and rehabilitation programs.
SIMCO will review and analyze durability design specifications, analyze exposure conditions in order to generate possible deterioration scenarios, review local material properties to evaluate service-life expectation based on various exposure conditions and will provide recommendations to reduce total lifecycle costs.
SIMCO adds innovation and the next generation technologies at every phase of the project to assist owners in the management of the complete lifecycle of their concrete assets, from the initial concept through to the design, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation while helping them meet the most rigorous international standards.
SIMCO’s unique approach can be adapted to any type of concrete structure and any size of inventory, and covers all aspects of the asset management process. From inventory database population, inspection data collection and processing to identification of optimum repair scenarios and risk analyses, the result is a more reliable and cost-effective management of assets through streamlined processes.
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Center for Advanced Infrastructure & Transportation, (CAIT) Bridge Resource Program (BRP) comparative survey & durability analyses, reinforced HPC concrete
Investigation into the premature failures of bridge deck repairs
Determine the current condition & recommend interventions required to ensure the safety & serviceability of the Champlain Bridge for another 10 years
Condition assessment and service-life evaluation of different structural elements of the NJTA Parkway Bridges
Investigation into the premature cracking of a newly-constructed bridge deck
As chief technical expert for the Commission, SIMCO led a team of experts on the technical causes of the collapse of de la Concorde overpass
Pulaski Skyway substructure investigation & durability analysis - Assess condition & provide repair options to extend service life by 75 years
Condition assessment & residual service-life evaluation of the Wright Memorial Bridge. Analysis results used to plan for rehabilitation/ reconstruction
Condition Assessment and Service-Life Evaluation of Re-Decking Options
Comprehensive investigation, evaluation of deterioration levels, residual service-life assessment & cost-optimal rehabilitation strategy
Condition assessment, service-life evaluation and rehabilitation strategy
Condition assessment, service-life evaluation, and cost-optimal maintenance and repair strategy
Assess levels of AAR affecting the bridges identified and provide recommendations for the efficient rehabilitation of deteriorating substructure elements
Comprehensive Laboratory Testing Program to Ensure Concrete Mixture Designs are in Complete Compliance to the 125-Year Service-Life Requirements for the New Champlain Bridge