How GPR is Transforming the Construction and Engineering Industry
Daniel Bigman is the President and CEO of Bigman Geophysical, a consulting firm offering specialty training and support solutions to engineers, contractors, and government agencies responsible for scanning and testing concrete infrastructure. Daniel is also the Founder of LearnGPR.com, which provides ground-penetrating radar (GPR) training to environmental, engineering, and agricultural professionals across four continents. He received his PhD in philosophy from The University of Georgia and is an expert in nondestructive testing, remote sensing, and 3D modeling. Daniel’s research on concrete testing has been published in internationally recognized journals, including Water, First Break, and Case Studies in Construction Materials.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- Daniel Bigman explains the significance of concrete infrastructures
- What is GPR, and what are its drawbacks?
- Is it expensive to have a technician on site?
- An explanation for the cost of GPR testing
- The difference between nondestructive testing and remote sensing
- Daniel shares the training services LearnGPR offers and how it increases safety standards for the industry
- How GPR is used to validate repairs
In this episode…
Technology is vital to the evolution of the construction industry. The previous century has provided time for concrete infrastructures to improve their structural integrity and longevity. Due to technological advancements, it is possible to monitor concrete’s durability and be informed when repairs are necessary.
Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is a non-intrusive surveying technique that uses electromagnetic radar pulses to capture two-dimensional cross-section images of subsurface materials. GPR’s ability to monitor infrastructure improves industry standards and civilian safety. Daniel Bigman, an expert in nondestructive testing and remote sensing, emphasizes the impact of GPR technology in the construction industry and how you can benefit from incorporating it into your services.
On this episode of This Is Concrete, Chad Gill welcomes Daniel Bigman, President and CEO of Bigman Geophysical, to discuss the implications of applying GPR technology in construction businesses. Daniel shares the importance of technicians taking responsibility for educating customers on the benefits of GPR, the differences between nondestructive testing and remote sensing, the cost of GPR testing, and the training services offered through LearnGPR. Tune in to learn how GPR is transforming the industry.
Resources Mentioned in this episode
- Chad Gill on LinkedIn
- Workforce Recon
- Daniel Bigman on LinkedIn
- Bigman Geophysical
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