Concrete Structure Investigations COVID-19 advice for clients


Hello valued clients and contacts,

Concrete Structure Investigation’s response to the Covid-19 Level 3 alert, with the upgrade to Level 4 Wednesday midnight:

CSI can continue to work remotely on your queries for pricing and completing reports where data has already been collected., as our team can work remotely on these and share electronically for peer review.

CSI can go to site where the work is for Essential Services, but we will not be able to attend non-essential site work until the current Level is downgraded.

As with the rest of the country, we are very sorry not to be able to progress your business requirements beyond the points above. We wish you all to be safe and let’s hope we can beat the spread of the virus and be back to work as soon as possible.

If you are contacting us about some pricing here are some really good tips so that we can get it right for you:

To assist CSI’s representatives with ensuring that we can provide you with the most cost effective, accurate and timely pricing and service we request you please share with us any information that you may have about the structure or building you are enquiring about. Sending us all drawings, photos and any other relevant information will ultimately benefit your project and allow us to be more informed. Please see below for a list of required information.

If you have any of the below information please share it with us

  • As built plans (Structural and architectural)
  • Scoping Documents
  • Photos
  • Hazzard registers and health and safety plans
  • Asbestos registers

If you have information and are unsure that it is useful please do send it to us regardless, to be able to provide our best service we require to be informed.

Please contact Kurtis 0800 33 77 67 if you have any questions.

Best regards, The Team at CSI

Ultrasonic Testing

1. What is Ultrasonic Testing?

Ultrasonic is an acoustic NDT technology where sound waves are being emitted and their reflections are being received and interpreted. The emitted sound waves, get partially or fully reflected on phases between materials of varying impedance. The reflected waves arrive at different times and with different energy levels. These differences enable a trained and experienced expert to draw conclusions about the inner of a structure and its condition. Ultrasonic gives the opportunity for providing preliminary inspection results and full analysis and detailed documentation.

2. When would you use Ultrasonic Testing?

  • Inspection of reinforced concrete elements up to 1000mm thick, e.g. tunnel linings
  • Detection of delamination on bridge decks
  • Detection of voids in filled blocks
  • Grout fill of PT ducts for flaws
  • Grout fill of Drossbachs level and defects as well as for the starter bar height
  • Crack detection where applicable

3. What are the Benefits of Ultrasonic Testing?

Ultrasonic testing is complimentary with other NDT technologies and delivers answers where other technologies don’t. It can be used as Quality Assurance measure, long term monitoring or for condition surveys. Access from only one side of the structure is necessary.

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