KCI has a proven track record of providing services required for the structural inspection, repair and rehabilitation of bridges, culverts, storm drains, retaining walls, noise barriers, sign and light structures, communication towers, dams, levees, water tanks, bulkheads, fender systems, piers and other marine structures. The firm’s inspection teams are capable of mobilizing anywhere world-wide, and are available for and have experience with emergency situations, such as flood-related damage, vehicular or vessel impacts, and sudden critical defects. In addition, we understand that government agencies have limited funds to maintain their infrastructure inventory, and our firm can develop a customized cost-efficient maintenance, repair and rehabilitation plan that will protect their investment and extend the usable life of the structure.
KCI team leaders are registered professional engineers with more than 10 years of inspection experience ranging from complex bridge crossings to small drainage culverts. We perform routine ”hands-on” and specialized inspections such as underwater bridge inspections by experienced in-house PE divers. Services include:
- Field inspection
- Materials testing
- Analysis and load rating
- Underwater inspection
- Confined space inspections
- FHWA Structural Inventory and Appraisal including Pontis
- Fracture-critical members and fatigue-sensitive details
- Bridge scour analysis
- Comprehensive reports
- Historic bridges and structures
- Emergency Response
- Innovative repairs
With our nation’s aging infrastructure network under constant and increasing scrutiny, transportation agencies and municipalities need qualified, experienced engineering consultants to meet the federal requirements to routinely inspect their bridges. KCI personnel specialize in bridge and other structural inspection and have expertise to not only meet but exceed these qualifications. Our premier team of National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS)-certified bridge inspectors conduct detailed, hands-on topside and underwater inspections to document structural condition. We have a broad range of inspection experience on vehicular, pedestrian, and railroad bridges of varying type, size, and complexity, including box culverts, stone masonry arches, timber trestles, steel beam overpasses, prestressed concrete, and large truss bridges.