Morning meeting provides insights into the use of technology for inspecting concrete surfaces

At InfraHub’s latest morning meeting, participants were given an insight into Sund & Bælt’s use of digital inspection of the Great Belt Bridge’s concrete. They also had the opportunity to see a visuel demonstration of the applikation - the automatic damage detection tool.

The new tool, which the company is developing in close collaboration with Microsoft, is known as Photographic Asset Inspection. This is a solution whereby drones, Artificial Intelligence and engineers work together. The attendees were offered the opportunity to view the user interface and see a visual demonstration of the automatic damage detection tool.

Several points were highlighted at the morning meeting.

Maintenance when needed as opposed to fixed calendar-based intervals – Bjarne Jørgensen, Executive Director, Assets Management, Sund & Bælt, outlined the perspectives of moving from manual inspection to digital. In particular, data is consistent and precise, and provides a better development understanding of the many thousands of square metres of surfaces.

The tool becomes stronger with shared use – Anders Paludan, Solution Architect from Microsoft, pointed out that the algorithm – the digital brain – only improves the more concrete surfaces it is fed. When, the application is made available later this year, new companies will also help train the tool and keep it up to date. A live digital ecosystem.

Find the presented slides from this morning meeting here: Photographic Asset Inspection Microsoft presentation and Digital inspections Sund & Bælt presentation

Any questions – please contact Anders Paludan from Microsoft anders.paludan@microsoft.com or Bjarne Jørgensen from Sund & Bælt bjg@sbf.dk.

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