News 5.11.2018

Jacques-Cartier Bridge | Monitoring of structural integrity

Jacques-Cartier Bridge | Monitoring of structural integrity

Sainte-Julie, QC, November 6, 2018 – Renowned for its expertise in instrumentation and remote monitoring systems, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc. (JCCBI) retained GKM Consultants’ services last October 5 for a research and development mandate to study the engineering structure’s behaviour. GKM Consultants will team up with the research group from École Polytechnique de Montréal.

The project involves collecting precise, real-time measurements from three bridge spans over a two-year period, in an effort to better understand the behaviour of certain structural components. The purpose of this data is to optimize machine-learning based analysis models and ultimately define adapted maintenance programs that will improve asset management and ensure the engineering structure’s sustainability for decades to come.

“GKM is a reference in this country in the field of geotechnical and structural instrumentation. Our understanding of the requirements combined with our proficiency in the various technologies to be integrated in a remote monitoring system is our strength,” asserts Mr. Vincent Le Borgne, Ph.D., Eng., R&D Project Manager for GKM Consultants.

“Our company is proud to collaborate with JCCBI and its research team in an effort to collect accurate data for this study project,” states Jean-Marie Bréhé, Vice President of Engineering Services.

About GKM Consultants Inc.

With professional achievements in more than 15 countries, GKM Consultants is now recognized both nationally and internationally for its expertise and know-how in developing and implementing innovative and integrated instrumentation and remote monitoring solutions in the mining, civil engineering, energy and environmental sectors.

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