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Structural Investigations

Bridge Inspection

Equilibrant Ltd. specialise in bridge inspections, examinations and condition appraisals. We offer clients GI, PI and tailored SI services in accordance with the relevant standards from complex motorway and railway bridges to smaller masonry arch and culvert structures. Our reports are interpretive with recommendations for lifecycle management or purely factual as required.

Our bridge inspection services include:

Visual inspection/delamination and crack surveys
Ground penetrating radar/ Covermeter surveys & Ultrasonic pulse velocity testing
Half-cell potential mapping
Dust sampling for chemical analysis [cement/chloride/sulphate
Carbonation profiling and diffusion modelling
Linear polarisation resistance / Resistivity readings
Rebound hammer survey
Rebound hammer survey
Vibration sensor installation and monitoring
Structural health monitoring, incl. sensor installation

Marine Infrastructure

Equilibrant Ltd. are experienced in the condition appraisal and refurbishment of various Marine Structures including Masonry, concrete and steel sheet plie Quay Walls, Quay cover slabs, Piers, Jetties, Dolphins, Breakwater structures and Sea Defences including scour protection, rock armour and sheet pile structures.

We offer a full range of NDT to identify the cause, extent, significance, and severity of any deterioration observed, including, half-cell potential mapping, chloride contamination profiling, carbonation testing & LPR corrosion rate measurements, GPR, ultra-sonic pulse velocity testing & ultrasonic thickness measurements to determine residual section of steel.

Our highly experienced engineers offer clients comprehensive reporting with remedial works recommendations, detailed designs, assistance with procurement and site supervision.

Water Treatment Industry

Equilibrant Ltd. work with NIW and Irishwater framework consultants and contractors producing comprehensive reports with recommendations for lifecycle management of vital water and wastewater infrastructure.
We accurately identify the cause, extent and significance of structural deterioration using specialist non-destructive testing techniques and propose remedial works strategies, considering whole life costing, to ensure our clients schedule sustainable remedial interventions.

We have assessed all types of structural infrastructure for the water industry including reinforced concrete pumping chambers/tanks, primary/final settlement tanks, DAF cells, floc tanks, buildings, footbridges, channels etc. Typically, the structures we assess are suffering from biogenic sulphate corrosion, concrete carbonation with low cover to reinforcement, chloride contamination, sulphate attack, acid attack, cracking etc.

Built Environment

Equilibrant Ltd. offer clients comprehensive condition appraisals of their existing building stock to assist with their asset management responsibilities. We assist public and private clients alike with management of multi-storey buildings, above & underground car parks, office facilities, residential apartments/dwellings, and commercial units.
Our services include:

Structural Inspection & Testing

Equilibrant Ltd. is highly experienced in reporting structural failures. We offer a forensic engineering consultancy service to the construction industry by assisting clients with:

Fire damage assessment of steel and reinforced concrete structures;
Structural failure investigations;
Condition appraisals with remedial works recommendations
Structural assessments with appropriate condition factors;
Emergency temporary works design;
Expert witness reporting

Equilibrant welcome all enquires; we are happy to discuss our services and share our knowledge with the industry, do not hesitate to contact us today.