Ineco wins the 'Structural Conservation in Construction 2022' Award


The construction project for the rehabilitation of the Martín Gil Viaduct has been chosen as the winner of the 1st "Structural Conservation in Construction 2022" Awards in the Engineering category. The Association for the Repair, Reinforcement and Protection of Concrete, ARPHO, is in charge of awarding these prizes, which have four categories, including Engineering, where Ineco has been recognised for this viaduct project.

Our senior expert in Structural Evaluation and Pathology, Leendert de Haan, author of the project, has been in charge of collecting this award that has highlighted the use of drones for detailed inspection. This Ineco project defines the rehabilitation of the viaduct elements with pathologies that could affect its proper structural performance, in addition to improving the long-term preservation and durability of the structure and its elements. To carry out the inspection of this viaduct, which was the world's largest concrete arch viaduct at the time of its construction, two types of cameras mounted on drones were used to create a 3D model of the viaduct, the RGB with photogrammetry technique. The data from the LIDAR system was used to generate a point cloud, which was also transformed into a 3D model. Both models have made it possible to identify and quantify damage throughout the viaduct.

During the event, framed in the 10th ARPHO Forum, Leendert de Haan also presented the paper: "Study of the state of structure in marine environment" in which he compared several historical standards and the current one on the characteristics of concrete in marine environment and explained how the execution of the works influences the durability of the structures.

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