Steel I-Beam Inspection

Paul S. Fisk, President NDT Corporation

Ultrasonic Metal Thickness Measurements Taken on an I-Beam Embedded in Concrete

Ultrasonic Metal Thickness
Measurements Taken on an
I-Beam Embedded in Concrete

Determining Steel I-Beam Dimensions

NDT uses ultrasonic measurements to determine the length and thickness of a steel I-beam's web and flanges. These measurements are critical factors for an engineer in determining the structural capacity of a beam in a building or bridge structure.

Often steel I-beams are embedded in concrete on a bridge or behind finished ceilings, walls or floors in a building. NDT technicians use GPR to identify critical locations and drill small holes in the structure to enable access for ultrasonic transducers to measure I-beam dimensions.

Ground Penetrating Radar Measurements Determine I-Beam Location

Ground Penetrating Radar
Measurements Determine
I-Beam Location

Our testing data are used to determine critical dimensions of steel I-beams in structures including:

  • Support beams for commercial construction
  • Support columns for elevated trolleys & people movers
  • Mezzanines & platforms
  • Bridges

We also test for:

  • Condition of concrete walls, floor and roll slabs
  • As-built thickness and reinforcing of concrete and masonry walls and abutments
  • Foundation conditions - pile lengths, location of piles and pile caps

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NDT Corporation
Massachusetts Office      Florida Office
153 Clinton Road               8413 Laurel Fair Circle, Ste 200-B
Sterling, MA 01564            Tampa, FL 33610

Call Us:
978.563.1327

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978.563.1340