by Joel L. Andreani, P.E. / Jan 01, 2018

By one estimate, poor structural and civil infrastructure conditions and failures cost US businesses about $130 billion per year.  It is estimated that one-third of this cost is due to business delays and interruptions caused by the infrastructure problems, not the physical repair or replacement costs themselves.  This article will examine the new structural integrity (SI) programs that E2G | The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. has developed to examine the current state of a site’s structural inspection, testing and maintenance programs (SI-PASS), and/or to develop inspection and maintenance plans for structures based on a risk assessment (SI-RISK).