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Since its introduction in 2014, the International Course on Geotechnical and Structural has been characterized by the adhesion of important companies operating in the field of geotechnical and structural monitoring.
In this new edition we have decided to give even greater emphasis to the exhibition part through the selection of a new location that will allow the establishment of a large exhibition area where our sponsors will be able to present their solutions and instrumentation.
The exhibition area will be accessible not only to participants but also to visitors who will also be able to watch live demos given by the sponsors.
Paving the way for cities of the future, the SOCOTEC group provides expertise from RISK MANAGEMENT to TECHNICAL ADVICE working alongside its clients in the Construction, Real Estate, Infrastructure and Industry sectors throughout the whole asset life cycle to ensure their compliance, extend their duration, enhance their environmental performance and guarantee the safety of people.
Protagonist in inspections and tests on infrastructures, SOCOTEC specializes in the monitoring and control of large infrastructure projects and in the energy and Oil & Gas market. In Italy, SOCOTEC operates through SOCOTEC Italia and is able to support you in the following sectors: Geophysical prospecting, Geotechnical surveys, Structural monitoring, Laboratory tests, Emissions control and environmental monitoring, Chemical and microbiological analysis, Offshore services.
The professionalism, competence and reliability of the company are also proven by the possession of all the authorizations issued by the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure to operate in the field of geotechnical laboratory tests and on building materials, as well as by the possession of SOA certificates for exploration of the underground. In Italy, through its 10 offices, SOCOTEC operates in the following business lines: Infrastructures, Environment, Marine, Monitoring and Photonics. The company operates in the main infrastructure projects thanks to a staff of 800 units including Engineers, Geologists, Chemists and Specialized Technicians.
Building trust for a safer and sustainable world
RIEGL is an international leading provider of cutting-edge technology in airborne, mobile, terrestrial, and UAV-based laser scanning solutions for various applications in surveying.
RIEGL has been producing LiDAR systems commercially for over 40 years and focuses on pulsed time-of-flight laser radar technology in multiple wavelengths.
RIEGL’s core Smart-Waveform technologies provide pure digital LiDAR signal processing, unique methodologies for resolving range ambiguities, multiple targets per laser shots, optimum distribution of measurements, calibrated amplitudes and reflectance estimates, as well as the seamless integration and calibration of systems.
RIEGL’s Ultimate LiDARTM 3D scanners offer a wide array of performance characteristics and serve as a platform for continuing Innovation in 3D for the LiDAR industry.
From the first inquiry, to purchase and integration of the system, as well as training and support, RIEGL maintains an outstanding history of reliability and support to their customers.
Worldwide sales, training, support and services are delivered from RIEGL’s General Headquarters in Austria, the US Headquarters in Florida, USA, main offices in Japan, China, Australia, Canada, and the UK, as well as a worldwide network of representatives.
RIEGL’s distribution partner for Italy, Microgeo (www.microgeo.it) is representing RIEGL during the ICGSM exhibition in Rome at the RIEGL booth and will be ready to ask your questions concerning Long-Range 3D Terrestrial Laser Scanning and RIEGL’s latest developments for monitoring in topography surveying.
Campbell Scientific provides complete measurement automation platforms for geotechnical and structural health applications. Each platform features Campbell Scientific’s patented VSPECT™ technology which provides unprecedented measurement improvements for all vibrating wire sensors, including increased precision, external signal noise immunity, and extensive sensor diagnostics.
The Campbell Scientific VSPECT technology is also built-in to their Dynamic Vibrating Wire technology. Dynamic Vibrating Wire technology makes it possible to measure standard vibrating wire sensors up to 200 Hz. This expands the use of proven and reliable vibrating wire sensor technology in dynamic applications.
Whether for single use applications or large networks of hundreds of sensors, data from each measurement automation platform can be collected directly or remotely using a wide range of telemetry options.
Geosense is a leading UK manufacturer and global supplier of Geotechnical Instruments and data acquisition systems used worldwide for safety monitoring of elements such as tunnels and metros, deep foundations, infrastructure, mines, dams and geohazards.
Geosense specialises in Vibrating wire and MEMS technology as well as offering many other types of instruments for all applications.
Utilising our expertise, clients have installed our sensors across more than 80 countries on some of the world’s largest and most prestigious projects.
ISMES S.p.A. (Experimental Institute for Models and Structures) is a CESI Group company totally dedicated to civil and infrastructure engineering, able to provide its customers, through its highly specialized professionals, with consulting, services and tests. ISMES activities span the entire life cycle of complex infrastructures, supporting customers at every stage of their civil engineering projects: feasibility studies and structural / safety assessments; hydrogeological risk analysis; design and construction management; design, installation and maintenance of structures and territory monitoring systems; consultancy and design activities for both dam safety and hydroelectricity; diagnostics of existing structures.
ISMES was born in 1951, rapidly gaining notoriety in the world of dam construction. Since then, ISMES has supported the design and structural assessment of more than 60 large, mostly arch and gravity concrete dams in Italy and around the world, including Switzerland, Spain, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Australia and Argentina.
As regards monitoring systems, ISMES integrates all the fundamental skills to identify the best technical solution to provide the information necessary for understanding the phenomenon under study.
Starting from the executive design of the monitoring system, through its turnkey construction and providing the maintenance and remote assistance service, ISMES is a single interface to support technical managers.
Last but not least, through its pool of professionals, the company is able to provide the analysis and interpretation of data, with comparison of behavior, defined by means of specially developed mathematical models, to allow the study of the structure or phenomenon. in time.
Since 1990, ISMES has developed, and continuously updated over the years, dedicated software that allows the correct management of the integrated static and dynamic monitoring system, implementing the integration of new technologies such as: the automatic topographic network, GPS, GNSS and optical fiber. Through the analysis of the data acquired in real time, ISMES provides an early warning system to support those responsible for managing the work of art or the monitored natural phenomenon.
The main monitoring system projects implemented include the static and dynamic systems installed on approximately 300 dams. Among these, the most representative are the Itaipu dam system, between Brazil and Paraguay, consisting of more than 300 sensors and a network of 25 data acquisition units and those for the Rapel and Pangue dams in Chile.
ISMES has also developed over 200 monitoring projects for some of the most important cultural heritage in Italy, such as: the Tower of Pisa, the Basilica of San Marco, the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, the Brunelleschi’s Dome and Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Last Supper; and in international sites, such as the Luxor Temple and the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico.
ISMES, with its Monitoring and Tele-Assistance Center, also processes about 100,000 data acquired every day by the 920 sensors of the weather and snow stations located throughout the Alps, thus protecting local communities from the risk of avalanches. In addition to this, there are approximately 20,000 records acquired daily on the 19 million cubic meters of landslide slopes that loom over the territory of the Aosta Valley and that ISMES analyzes to ensure safety. In addition, the Meteomont meteorological network of the Alpine Corps and the Italian Civil Protection Department accelerometric networks involving about 60 public buildings distributed throughout the national territory should be noted.
Founded in 2013, GINTEC is a high-technology company, which specializes in R&D and selling high-accuracy geographic and geotechnical instruments and software. Meanwhile, GINTEC also offers professional technical services. Our products are widely applied in surveying, mapping and deformation monitoring industries.
Adhering to the concept of “Based on Integrity, Success in Quality”, we devote to supplying high-quality, stable and reliable products for customers. With years of efforts and integrity management, our business has spread to over 60 countries around the world, and we have won good evaluation and trust from our clients and partners.
In the future, GINTEC Team will move forward to innovate and forge ahead.
By improving products and services, we continuously enhance users’ experience to make surveying and deformation monitoring more efficient and pleasant.
OFITECO is a Spanish engineering company with presence in several countries and specialized in finding solutions for the safety of hydraulic and transportation infrastructures based on the integration of instrumentation and software. With 50 years of experience in the field of dam monitoring, as well as tunnels and bridges, OFITECO has developed and implemented its own applications for remote monitoring and data management in real-time: DamData, TunnelData, and BrigdeData, currently in operation in over 300 dams, urban tunnels and bridges all over the world. We generate and analyze data for construction, operation, maintenance, safety and risk assessment, accompanying our clients and collaborators providing solutions tailored to their needs.
SADAFZAR Company was founded in 1994 with the goal of providing specialized engineering services of Design, Supply, Installation, Data collection, Processing, Analysis & Interpolation of Geotechnical Monitoring Systems. SADAFZAR during the last 29 years, by having qualified professionals has managed to carry out more than 60 monitoring instrumentation large-scale projects such as dams, tunnels, hydropower plants & monuments worldwide.
GEOKON is a recognized world leader in the manufacture of structural and geotechnical instrumentation. Founded in 1979, GEOKON has grown to more than 120 associates and offers a full complement of instrumentation for a wide range of industries including tunnels, dams, mines, piles, bridges, pipelines, landfills, embankments, transportation and wind turbines. Over 45 GEOKON agents distribute products globally to North and South America, Europe, Middle East, China, Russia, Asia Pacific, Australia and New Zealand.
GEOKON incorporates state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and equipment to produce the highest quality and performing products on the market. Mechanical, electrical and software engineering teams collaborate to develop the most innovative, accurate and reliable instrumentation in the industry. As a result, GEOKON has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 registration from both ANSI•ANAB, USA and UKAS of Great Britain. GEOKON’s calibration program complies with ANSI/NCSL Z540-1 and all primary calibration standards are traceable to the US Department of Commerce, National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST), in Washington, DC, and are calibrated by laboratories with ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. In addition, GEOKON is a qualified supplier for US Nuclear Facilities in accordance with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)/Nuclear Quality Assurance (NQA)-1, Quality Assurance Program Requirements.
Founded in 1993, SISGEO is the Italian foremost company specialized in the design and production of high-precision measuring instruments for civil and geotechnical engineering applications.
Thanks to its constant investments in R&D, SISGEO is able to provide a vast array of unique instrumentation within the sector. Highlight of the company is the largest variety of reliable inclinometer products, developed to offer tailored solution for every specific technical need.
In more than 80 countries, Sisgeo has successfully supplied equipment for complex monitoring systems on different applications such as tunnels, railways, dams, mines, bridges, landslides, pipelines, buildings and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) programs.
To optimize tunnelling processes, Geodata Survey & Monitoring Group offers innovative solutions for instrumentation & monitoring, surveying & machine guidance and has become a leading provider of integrated real-time information systems for underground construction.
As an independent company with extensive international experience, Geodata supports private and public clients with flexible and customer-orientated solutions, software and services in the field of geotechnical and structural instrumentation and monitoring, heading and construction surveying, guidance systems for TBM, road header and drill jumbos, profile control and laser scanner measurements as well as network and control surveys including gyro measurements.
Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.
Our technologies are shaping production and people related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.
Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right
With more than 200 years of history, Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, is the trusted supplier of premium sensors, software and services. Delivering value every day to professionals in surveying, construction, infrastructure, mining, mapping and other geospatial content-dependent industries, Leica Geosystems leads the industry with innovative solutions to empower our autonomous future.
IDS GeoRadar, part of Hexagon, provides products and solutions, based on radar technology, for mining, civil engineering and monitoring applications. The company is a leading provider of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Interferometric Radar solutions worldwide. IDS GeoRadar is committed to delivering best-in-class performance solutions and to the pursuit of product excellence, through the creation of application-specific, innovative and cost-efficient systems for a wide range of applications including mining, utility detection and mapping, civil engineering, geology, archaeology and public safety
Topcon Positioning Group, always one step ahead in technology and customer benefits, is an industry leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of precision measurement and workflow solutions for the global construction, geospatial and agriculture markets. Topcon has a mission to provide superior end-to-end business solutions by integrating high-precision measurement technology, software and data. Its vision is to improve productivity and workflow to meet global demand for sustainable agriculture and infrastructure. At the Intersection of Infrastructure and Technology, Topcon provides construction, surveying, engineering and agriculture professionals with the advantages and know-how to be at the forefront of technological innovation to maximize efficiency. Visit Topcon’s stand for the latest in positioning technologies.
Terra Insights is the industry’s first, end-to-end sensor to cloud data delivery platform that supports proactive, risk-informed decision-making and monitoring. Terra Insights is a comprehensive platform of trusted geotechnical, structural, and geospatial monitoring technologies and data delivery solutions that are used in leading projects around the world. Terra Insights is powered by RST Instruments, Measurand, 3vGeomatics, Syscom Instruments, and NavStar. Combined, these industry-leading brands form the first, one-stop in-ground, at-ground, in-space monitoring technology and data delivery platform.
Spektra, with over 40 years of experience, is an Italian company part of the Trimble group. Innovation is at the core of our business, and our technology solutions have been helping customers reach new levels of success by connecting information, positioning and communication. We deliver a wide range of integrated solutions includes GPS devices, laser and optical instruments, drones, 3D scanning equipment, as well as integrated software packages. The company also provides services such as consulting, training, and technical support to assist clients in getting the most out of ourtechnology. Our main areas of operations are infrastructure, structure, natural resources, energy&utilities, agriculture.
SYLEX is a mid-size company founded in 1995 and a world-class contract manufacturer of high-quality fiber-optic interconnect solutions and monitoring systems.
With 250 employees and 7000m2 size we serve more than 200 clients around the globe per year.
SYLEX offers automated monitoring solutions based on modernized FBG technology. These systems are used to monitor the structural health and operational conditions of infrastructure objects within many industries – civil, geotechnical, energy or transportation infrastructure, chemical, oil & gas or process control and automation.
ECHOES s.r.l. is an Italian engineering company specialized in the design, development and manufacturing of innovative radar systems and sub-systems (HW & SW). Founded in 2015 as a joint spinoff company of Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT) and University of Pisa, nowadays, ECHOES is fully operative with many national and international customers, and it has set itself apart through its ability to bring new products to market focusing on the future.
Since its founding, ECHOES has been involved in structural, geotechnical, and environmental monitoring applications. ECHOES has a strong experience in Synthetic Aperture Radar systems with imaging, interferometric and change detection capabilities for deformation monitoring applications from both terrestrial and aerial platforms (UAVs and aircrafts).
PHOENIX is the flagship product in our ground-based monitoring segment with the highest focus to the end user needs. PHOENIX is a terrestrial interferometric SAR designed for the best user experience. Its strength is the modular configuration of the rail platform with interlocking segments, real-time on-board SAR processing and a scan time of a few seconds, allowing for quick and easy installations and for the monitoring of rapid movements. It can operate 24/7 in “all-weather” conditions, also in extreme and harsh environments.
Nplus S.r.l. is an industrial reality that combines the enthusiasm, energy and innovative approach of a group of young entrepreneurs, with the extensive experience of its team, as well as the strength of Giordano Riello International Group – GRIG, one of the most important Italian industrial groups, which includes Aermec, Sierra, Fast, RPM and Elettrotest, with an annual turnover of over 400 million euros.
Nplus is based in Rovereto (TN), in the Business Innovation Center – BIC – for mechatronics and technologies, which places the company within an industrially fertile area, in which Nplus is committed with determination to continuous investments in research and development together with the most important universities and research centers of excellence in Italy.
Nerve-Sensors is the producer of the world’s first composite DFOS Distributed Fibre Optic Sensors, which have been designed especially for geotechnics and civil engineering. We support technical universities and R&D departments of the largest construction companies in Poland, Europe, and the world. Every day we transfer unique measurement concepts from theory to practice. Our Nerve-Sensors are dedicated to geometrically continuous measurements of strains, temperature, and displacement, and have been already applied in many proven applications. Many years of experience in building optical fibre monitoring systems allow us to tailor our services to your needs. We are ready to provide appropriate measurement systems for your projects and offer advice and assistance in carrying out the measurements, allowing for static or dynamic measurements.
The solution by Worldsensing is the globally leading for monitoring large-scale civil infrastructure through IoT remote technology. It enables near real-time data acquisition of geotechnical, geospatial and structural sensors as well as remote device, data and network management.
Engineers and experts tasked with civil infrastructure monitoring can now capture sensor data through Worldsensing edge devices and send information to the cloud for 24/7 connectivity management. With over 3,000 network deployments connecting over 170,000 sensors around the globe, Worldsensing’s solution is rapidly becoming the monitoring standard within industries such as mining, construction, and rail.
Due to running on a low-power wide-area IoT network, LoRa, the solution is valued for its data reliability and best in class for range, battery usage, and ease of adapting the network to growing monitoring needs.
Operators of mines, bridges, tunnels, dams, railways and other hard-to-access infrastructure can now work with reliable data to diminish risks, anticipate needs and prevent disasters. The wireless configuration also eliminates the need for manual monitoring and expensive cabling thus contributing to capex and opex savings as well as making infrastructure monitoring projects more sustainable.
DMT SAFEGUARD – Our monitoring services for your success.
Tunnels, bridges, excavations, underground or opencast mines, complex industrial plants or oil platforms – each project has distinct impacts on the environment and human safety. For the success and acceptance of your project, monitoring critical factors while meeting all specific requirements is crucial.
We focus on your requirements – with an extensive range of services based on our individually scalable IIoT DMT SAFEGUARD monitoring platform, we offer support in all areas: planning, project management, sensor- and measuring cycle control, data transmission, processing, analysis and evaluation, result visualization as well as warning and alarms. We supply all components as a one-stop-service.
With the DMT SAFEGUARD monitoring platform you are independent in your choice of monitoring equipment and number of sensors. DMT SAFEGUARD reliably and securely manages sensor data and equipment. It enables customized and automated analysis of your project’s monitoring data and presents the latest status and full result reports via a user-friendly, easy to access web-based interface. It permits efficient and reliable monitoring of hazardous situations and supports you in solving even the most complex monitoring tasks.
SMARTEC SA is a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of measurement and integrated structural health monitoring systems. We support and train our customers in the design, installation and use of monitoring systems, as well as in data management and analysis. Our product range consists of sensors (fiber optic, vibrating wire and conventional), data acquisition systems and software for data management and analysis. Our domains of expertise cover in particular civil & geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, oil & gas industry and energy distribution.
Sixense Monitoring is an international company specialized in geotechnical, structural and environmental monitoring services to mitigate risks during the construction and operation of sites.
Sixense Monitoring offers the complete range of solutions from the most advanced and innovative monitoring and information technologies to the most simple and well known monitoring techniques, always looking for data quality and usability.
Its 20 years of experience offering reliable monitoring systems for major urban infrastructure projects around the world puts it at the forefront of risk mitigation.
Sixense Monitoring is established in 19 countries to be your worldwide partner in Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring.
ACE INSTRUMENT CO., LTD was established in August of 1998 to secure the effectiveness of design and safe construction for civil engineering, structure, measuring instruments (load, stress, displacement, earth pressure,
the water level of underground, water pressure, angle, physical property of a base rock and dynamic environmental feature) and to manufacture output apparatus, data logger, data acquisition system of wire and wireless and operating software for analysis.
ACE INSTRUMENT CO., LTD is an expertise group who have over 20 years job expertise and advanced technology in geotechnical engineer field such as civil engineering construction, structure, nature of soil, machinery, and the dynamics of engineering works.
ACE INSTRUMENT CO., LTD is the only company in this industry to have our own 1500ton testing machine, servo controlled 500ton, 300ton, 200ton material testing machine and digital hydraulic calibrating equipments and it is manufactured in accordance with the regulations of ISO-9001 quality assurance system, precision and accuracy are guaranteed. ACE INSTRUMENT CO., LTD is specialized in manufacture and calibration technology of vibrating wire sensor suitable for semi-permanent measurement, and electrical sensor (Foil strain gage) suitable for research purposes such as dynamic characteristic detection and model experiment.
MetaSensing is an innovative company that provides proprietary radar sensors in SAR technology for data acquisition and post-processing services.
MetaSensing offers a wide range of radars operating in different frequency bands to meet diverse requirements. The systems can be applied to various sectors, both commercial and scientific: SAR mapping, security and surveillance, monitoring of critical natural and artificial structures.
MetaSensing sensors are compact, high-resolution, and respond to the latest market trends. Their small size allows for various applications even in restricted conditions, while maintaining very high performance. Each sensor is customised to meet customer requirements. This new approach to commercial radar is the reason for MetaSensing’s success.
Based on its innovative proprietary technology, MetaSensing has introduced a new ground-based solution for monitoring unstable natural features and critical man-made structures.
The FastGBSAR is a non-invasive remote sensing instrument for continuous deformation monitoring of large areas of coverage, a compact and easy-to-install sensor capable of operating even in harsh conditions.
MetaSensing’s Ku-band radar for monitoring structures and ground stability is an excellent example of the versatility and customisation of MetaSensing products: the FastGBSAR is a compact, lightweight sensor capable of acquiring data in less than 10 seconds, thus providing more consistent data and decreasing the time needed to detect changes.
Solgeo was founded in 2001. Our expertise lies in the design and manufacture of geophysical instrumentation and systems for microseismic and dynamic monitoring of soils, structures and buildings. We also provide services for applied geophysical surveys. Solgeo is involved in the R&D of integrated systems for pipeline monitoring and real time leak detection of oil and gas pipelines.
ASE S.r.l. is a company specialized in the development and production of automatic monitoring systems for different sectors of geotechnical, civil and environmental engineering, together with data management platforms.
ASE main product is MUMS, a patented automatic inclinometer based on MEMS technology, applied in landslides, tunnels, dams, metro lines, etc.
The company is also specialized in the development of cloud data management tools, featuring databases, calculation software, statistical algorithms, data visualization platform & alert procedures activation.
SAALG Geomechanics is a company based in Barcelona that has developed DAARWIN, a web geotechnical platform which centralizes and connects all sorts of geotechnical data to minimize ground uncertainty. The first and only software that combines and analyses predictive ground models, monitoring data, construction progress, and historical information in a digital space.
Inspired by Geodestek’s constantly evolving vision, GeoAnts serves as a platform for nurturing the mission of geotechnical engineering through the observational method. Being an university spin-off, the GeoAnts engineering philosophy has been shaped by persistent quest for reaching excellence in harmonizing safety, cost and efficiency while delivering engineering solutions in the geotechnical industry. The expert team of individuals constantly seek for a better understanding the behaviour of the nature and manmade structures through smartly detailed integration of instrumentation and monitoring.
Geoants is devoted to offering high quality instrumentation solutions to the civil engineering and mining community using a constantly growing hardware and software product range with flexible configuration options.
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