As a specialist of structural systems and ground engineering, we provide bespoke solutions combining design and methods, in-house systems and project execution for the construction of transport infrastructure worldwide.
Ground engineering, post-tensioning, heavy lifting…: discover our solutions to cater for a complex architecture, difficult site conditions, accelerated schedules and more.
Industrial & energy-producing structures
As a specialist of structural systems and ground engineering, we provide bespoke solutions combining design and methods, in-house systems and project execution for the construction of industrial and energy-producing structures worldwide.
As specialists of structural components, we specialise in the repair or replacement of parts of an asset that are essential to guarantee continued safe use. The repair or replacement of parts of an asset due to structural deterioration is essential to maintain or reinstate it in a condition that guarantees continued safe use. As specialists of structural components, VSL helps owners and asset managers to define a tailored-made solution balancing cost, safety, continuity of service, performance and durability.
We offer structural modification solutions to accommodate new uses or requirements that help maintain a structure’s value, comply with the latest design codes and safety recommendations or answer to new needs.
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Ensure user safety and the durability of your structure.
Preventive maintenance: What is at stake?
Prestressing tendons, stay-cables, ground anchors, bearings and expansion joints are all structural components which carry very high, concentrated loads. They are critical for the safety and usability of any structure.
Being highly solicited and exposed, many of these components have a useful life, which is substantially shorter than that of the structure itself. Preventive maintenance is hence key to ensure their safe functioning and to prevent premature failure.
Codes, standards and best practice guidelines oblige owners to ensure they undergo regular preventive maintenance in order to ensure user safety. This is also essential to avoid any major service disruption and financial loss.
The complexity and criticality of these systems and components call for regular maintenance interventions conducted by specialists, who understand structural behaviour as well as component design, installation and maintenance history and component functioning.
How VSL can help you
As a specialist designer, manufacturer and installer of structural systems and technologies since the 1950s, VSL has the knowledge and experience to deal with these components and to provide best-of-industry services and solutions.
VSL’s engineers are there to advise owners, concession holders and consultants on value-for-money creation, by scheduling the right interventions at the right time along the life-cycle of the structure. Our highly skilled and experienced local teams deliver proximity maintenance services everywhere in the world.
VSL’s approach to preventive maintenance is applicable to VSL’s own system components, as well as third party products.
Preventive maintenance is often combined with other inspection, assessment and monitoring services.
As a partner, VSL is able to help you define the maintenance plans, as early as during the design and construction stage, or at any later stage during the structure’s life-cycle. Sooner is better, and it’s never too late!
AInspector: Using Artificial Intelligence to build reliable preventive maintenance plans
In partnership with the Chair in Construction 4.0 at Centrale Lille in France, VSL is developing AInspector, an artificial intelligence-based tool dedicated to preventive maintenance. Benefiting from consolidated data acquired over the years by VSL, AInspector will be able to forecast the evolution of a structure’s condition with greater reliability, allowing highly informed decisions on preventive maintenance plans.