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Smart Structures EDC Operator Recertification


It's amazing that 3 years have passed since the first SmartPile Certified users were trained and certified.   Very soon, some Embedded Data Collector (EDC) tester certifications will expire and you will need to renew your certificate (ID).   The process varies on the experience of the user, but it begins by completing the Recertification Spreadsheet, reviewing and signing the Software User's Agreement and sending this along with a check ($35) to Smart Structures for processing.  Expedite fees will also apply based on the situation.

Smart Structures in the Concrete Zone at The Big 5 Saudi Show


Smart Structures Inc will exhibit at The Big 5 Saudi - Building & Construction Show March 2012. Visit us in the Concrete Zone at the USA pavillion at to get a brochure or PDF on How to Optimize Advanced Sensing and Monitoring Technology for the Global Physical Infrastructure.

RADISE to partner in Smartpile testing for design-build projects

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January 23, 2012  Today, Smart Structures and RADISE International are pleased to announce a SmartPile™ Design Partnership.  As a full service geotechnical engineering firm and now a SmartPile™ Design Partner, RADISE is uniquely positioned to help Design-Build Project Teams understand and apply SmartPile™ ‘s full dynamic testing to their foundation design projects.  With support from RADISE, Design-Build Teams can now take immediate advantage of a higher design resistance factors allowed by the FDOT, allowing for fewer piles, shorter pile lengths, and the ability to drive those piles more efficiently using this new state of the art technology.

Smart Structures: Smart Roads May Be Reality by 2020


Smart Infrastructure advancements point to a greater need for Smart Structures...

SmartPile® Cost Savings Demonstrated on a range of projects


It has been often asked:  Does the SmartPile™ System save money on the driven pile Foundation?  And if so, how and where?   Smart Structures has teamed with Armeni Consulting, a specialist in bridge costing and planning, to create costing scenarios to answer this question.  

Recently Published Research furthers the value and performance leadership of SmartPile™


Recently published research presented at this months’ Florida DOT Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) conference further reinforced the revolutionary benefits and potential of the SmartPile™ System.  Along with GRIP presentations on post grouting drilled shafts and asphalt recovery were updates on the Embedded Data Collector (EDC), Full Dynamic Testing, and Foundation Resistance Factors.   Specific presentations (Titles) included:

Smart Structures releases SmartPile™ Review 3.75


Smart Structures has improved upon the SmartPile data collection and reporting software suite with the recent release of SmartPile Review 3.75.

SmartPile™ Acquisition 3.75 Demonstration now available


Smart Structures has released a short, narrated demonstration of the SmartPile™ Acquisition. The intent is to demonstrate the power and simplicity of the software. Highlights include radio connection, session configuration, and data logging. Combined with SmartPile Review, Smart Structures has created a simple and powerful software solution for full dynamic pile testing. Below video demo shows the SmartPile Acquisition in action.

Driving Down the Cost of Construction Quality


Have you ever thought to yourself, why am I paying thousands a year on car Insurance when I’ve never had an accident?  I’ll just drive without insurance.  Everything begins well and there’s certainly more money in the bank account … until the accident, the repairs, the injury medical costs …

FHWA EDC (Every Day Counts) and the SmartPile™ EDC (Embedded Data Collector)… more than just similar acronyms


The Federal Highway Administration Every Day Counts (EDC) Innovation Initiative was introduced in 2010 as a nationwide program intended to “identify and deploy innovative techniques and technology to meet the needs of the 21st century transportation system and economy”.  The application of field-proven, market ready technologies and shortening project delivery are core elements of this initiative and Design Build is a highlighted approach.

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