NCDOT Bridge Inspections


 
"As [the Herbert C. Bonner] bridge approaches the end of its service life, it is imperative to assure the safety of the traveling public until the new bridge can be constructed. The in-depth assessment performed by A&O was outstanding. The document provided a realistic and detailed summary on the condition of the bridge as well as actions needed to hold the bridge until 2016."

-Thomas Drda, PE, Federal Highway Administration, North Carolina Division

 

Assessment and Preservation

Alpha & Omega Group, established in 1998, is a North Carolina Department of Transportation-registered Small Professional Services Firm (SPSF) specializing in civil, structural, and water resources engineering, with extensive experience in bridge inspections, assessments and repair plans. The team’s registered professional engineers and supporting staff are grounded in six core values: relationships, trust, teamwork, servant attitudes, stewardship, and excellence.

A&O’s foundation is grounded in bridge inspections, specifically for municipalities and NCDOT, with deep and varied experience among the professional staff. A&O has experience with bridges of all types, made from a variety of materials. Our methods of inspection include non-destructive field testing, in-situ concrete testing, core sampling, chloride testing, and hands-on inspection.

Five of our inspectors are team leaders, certified by the Federal Highway Administration and the National Highway Institute. They have a combined total of more than 100 years’ experience inspecting bridges. The teams are proficient in the use of NCDOT’s WIGINS reporting software and use Microsoft Surface Tablets to report conditions from the field.

A&O has been honored to receive not just one, but three awards for our bridge inspection work. We received the 2015 Project of the Year Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers - NC, and a 2016 Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies - NC. In addition, we received the 2011 International Concrete Repair Institute (Carolina’s chapter) Merit Award for our work on the Bonner Bridge Inspection and Assessment, a project that was completed under budget by 1.8%.