US bridges are in urgent need of repair and rehabilitation as they are aging. ASCE gives US infrastructure a D+ mark and estimates 1 out of 9 bridges are deficient. A catastrophic collapse not only puts people's life in danger, but also imposes hundreds of millions of dollars for repair and lost business. Another report by the FHWA estimates that about $20B is required annually to address bridge deficiencies in the U.S.
As an initial step, these bridges are required to be inspected accurately. Giatec has developed advanced technologies such as Giatec Cell™ and Giatec iCOR™ that can assist engineers with efficient damage detection and analysis. This will help owners prioritize maintenance and repair schedules as well as budgeting more effectively.