Alava International’s strengths comprisemonitoring and supply, installation, reading, data management with web interface, and diagnosis and analysis of all data from devices or systems embeddedininfrastructure.
Technical monitoring, geometric control and survey of all significant parameters associated with all stages of infrastructure and transport projects.
Structural and Building Monitoring
At Alava International, we provide the latest structural monitoring technologies for both bridges and buildings.
Pressure monitoring with fiber optics (FBG)
Geometric structure control
Vibration monitoring – Operational Modal Analysis
Static and dynamic load testing
Topographic control during construction
Integrity of load-bearing elements using GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) – Concrete scanning
Tunnels and Embankments
Variations in stability within environments associated with these projects require thorough monitoring of affected stability parameters.
Alava International performs all services related to design, definition, supply and installation and monitoring and interpretation of results, in order to provide security to our clientsin the infrastructure construction and operation phases.
We tailor the following services:
Design and implementation of the monitoring plan
Definition of both the unstable parameters and control methodology
Supply and installation of devices
On-site equipment readings
Web platform with GIS base to allow control by the client
Definition of performance protocols
Recommendations of procedures to follow when thresholds are exceeded
As critical infrastructures, dams require a highly detailed monitoring plan using the latesttechnologies.
Alava International can design the monitoring plan, perform the installation, data tracking and control, as well as the dam automationthroughPLCs and SCADA.
Foundation and ground settlements control
Structural monitoring of the central part of the dam
Seismic monitoring in accordance with regulations
Alava International has a wealth of experience in the dynamic and static monitoring of caissons breakwaters for both extreme and seasonal climate elements.
Monitoring of tidal waves action on the dikes can show the current state of the caissons and correct the mathematical models, allowing optimization of futureconstruction projects.
Success Story: Building control
– Evaluation of the buildings state through a technical structural evaluation.
– Years: 2015-2017. Spain.
Success Story: State Ports, Spain
State Ports, Spain
– Control of caisson lifting or subsidence due to a mismatch in the bed with pressure sensors and accelerometers.
– Years: 2004-2019. Malaga/Las Palmas/Gijón/Barcelona, Spain.
Success Story: El Prat
– Monitoring of earth movements due to the access to the new airport terminal.
– Years: 2016-2019. Barcelona, Spain.
Success Story: North Tarrant Express 3A South and North
Texas Department of Transportation through Bridges & Roads LL
– Topography services, quality control, infraestructure management and Geographical Information Systems during all the engineering and construction proccess.
– Years: 2014-2017. Fort Worth, Texas, United States.