FDH Infrastructure Services

NDT/SHM Solutions to Support Critical Infrastructure

Spending too much on your asset operations and maintenance activities?

Need to understand how the performance and health of your structures change over time?

FDH’s innovative, cost-effective solutions make the world’s critical infrastructure safer, stronger, and smarter.

Our nondestructive testing (NDT) and structural health monitoring (SHM) solutions address many longstanding challenges for critical infrastructure owners, operators, and service providers across multiple segments.


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Product Engineering That Extends a Lifespan

Communications & Transmission Towers

  • Determine if existing foundation is structurally sufficient to support additional loading when original drawings are not available
  • Avoid disturbing the site or interrupting operations with excavation
  • Maintain digital record of data captured

Foundations iQ™ can help.

General Construction Temporary Access

  • Determine quickly and accurately which access matting solutions are optimal for environmentally sensitive right-of-way projects
  • Avoid potentially significant costs and project delays

Matting iQ™ can help.

Smarter Structures

  • Real-time asset health condition monitoring and alerts during extreme events
  • Environmental or structural change detection without need for onsite inspections
  • Reduced risk of compromised structural conditions or degraded performance

Contact us to learn more about our SHM solutions.

Wind Towers

  • Tower structural condition during and after extreme events
  • Foundation integrity and wear for life extension or repowering assessments
  • Faster, more accurate and safer bolt tension inspection
  • Cloud data-enabled operations and maintenance (O&M) efficiency analytics

Contact us to learn about Bolts iQ™ for wind turbines.

We believe there is a smarter way to sustain critical infrastructure. With proven technology and solutions that tackle the challenges of condition assessment and continuous monitoring in novel ways, our integrated approach helps critical infrastructure owners and operators mitigate risk, reduce costs, and ultimately extend the life of their assets.

Smart Solutions for Critical Structures

Building on our deep knowledge of structures and extensive NDT field experience, FDH continues to develop innovative products to enable smarter condition monitoring of critical infrastructure to help optimize O&M budgets and extend asset lifespans. We are expert problem solvers! Read on to learn more about our product offerings, or reach out to have us investigate an unresolved challenge in your asset portfolio and devise a solution to address it.

  • Foundations iQ™ (Foundation Assessment & Mapping)

    Smart asset management for unknown foundations

    Unknown foundations are a major problem facing owners of aging civil infrastructure, such as telecommunications and transmission towers. As the global expert in foundation assessment and mapping, FDH has developed Foundations iQ:

    • Productizes FDH nondestructive probing expertise
    • Enables programmatic approach to determining foundation type and geometry across asset portfolio
    • Facilitates evaluation of concrete strength and quality
    • Eliminates excavation, avoiding structure risk and preventing disruption to operations


    Learn more about making Foundations iQ an integral part of your maintenance and capital improvement programs.

  • Matting iQ™ (Access Matting Report Generator Tool)

    A quantitative solution for predicting access mat performance

    Access mats are critical tools for construction sites that traverse environmentally sensitive rights of way. Looking to design matting solutions for a project’s access routes? FDH’s Matting iQ uses a web calculator to evaluate – in a single run – the performance of up to ten mat solutions across an entire access road.

    • Create a trusted evaluation using site visit observations, maximum expected load conditions, and target performance parameters
    • Generate easy-to-interpret graphical reports that indicate expected mat behavior along access route
    • Enhance risk control, minimize environmental damage, and reduce construction delays and unexpected costs


    Learn more about the Matting iQ report generator tool.

  • Structural Health Monitoring (for Smarter Structures)

    Real-time monitoring of structural performance with historical, cloud-based analytics

    FDH’s SHM solution provides a versatile platform for detecting and evaluating changes in an asset’s condition resulting from structural changes or external events. Depending on your needs, a broad range of cloud-based sensing technologies and engineering analysis can be deployed to meet project requirements.

    • Real-time measurements, analysis, and alerts for event-based condition changes
    • Long-term asset health assessments using cloud-based SHM data analytics


    Contact us to learn more about FDH’s SHM offerings.

    View a recent case study on an SHM solution for a failing transmission tower powering a wind farm.

  • Bolts iQ™ (Bolt Tension Measurement System)

    A faster, safer, more accurate solution for measuring bolt tension

    Inspection of tension in bolted joints is critical in cyclic loading applications, such as those found in wind turbines. FDH’s Bolts iQ technology will enable asset owners to increase maintenance efficiency and deliver data integrity faster with a safer, easier-to-use handheld IoT tool.

    • More accurate, direct bolt tension measurement (vs. friction-based tools)
    • Smart device enables expert system guidance and cloud data analytics


    To learn more about Bolts iQ or to participate in field testing, contact us.

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