Innovation
THE DURABILITY OF POST-TENSIONED TENDONS: THE KEY TO SUSTAINABLE CONCRETE BRIDGES
There is a widely held view that modern bridges are built to last, with an expected life of at least 100 years. But do bridges live up to this expectation?
EMBRACING DATA SCIENCES TO BETTER PRESERVE AND REPAIR STRUCTURES
Bridges are essential links in road networks. Any undetected structural weakness can quickly become a threat to their operation and the safety of road users. The ageing of a large stock of concrete structures around the world, subject to aggressive environments and ever-increasing traffic loads, requires adopting a different approach to better maintain and preserve them.
HOW CAN POST-TENSIONING HELP DEVELOPING OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES IN DEEP WATERS?
In the Norwegian North Sea, the energy company Equinor is building the largest floating offshore wind farm: Hywind Tampen is also a pilot project for offshore wind power industry, using concrete SPAR buoys. This technology is based on post-tensioning to ensure optimal resistance and durability of the structure.
HOW TO KEEP BRIDGES FULLY OPERATIONAL AND SAFE OVER THE YEARS?
Ensuring that bridges are well preserved, kept fully operational, and that users are always safe, is an enormous challenge for owners and concession holders. How to manage the risks of ever-ageing assets?
CREATE ICONIC LANDMARKS BY TURNING YOUR BRIDGES INTO SPECTACULAR DISPLAYS.
VSL has developed an unprecedented LED lighting concept for stay cables, turning a bridge into a highly visible 3D screen. By bringing together technical solutions and services, we help owners to make their bridges must-see landmarks in the hearts of cities.