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Clayey and Gypseous Soil:  What Impact on the Buildings in the Pinot Subdivision?

Monday, 6 February, 2017 - 00:00

Built in the 19th arrondissement of Paris in the 1930s, the Pinot subdivision is home to 18 four-story buildings. After a tilting movement was observed in one building, geotechnical studies and injections were performed. Now, OSMOS needs to examine the evolution of the soil’s mechanical characteristics and identify potentially at-risk zones. Initial geotechnical hypotheses...

Excerpt from the upcoming STRUCTURES Magazine:  A Word from Pâris Mouratoglou, Chief Executive Officer of OSMOS Group

Tuesday, 31 January, 2017 - 00:00

You will soon be able to peruse the new STRUCTURES Magazine, where you will learn more about the innovations that OSMOS offers on the monitoring market. This edition will include “Bridges, from Every Aspect” a report on behavioral engineering for bridges using optical cables, and will also shed light on the company’s 2017 strategy for France and internationally, and on new...

OSMOS becomes member of GMH, the French association of historic preservation and building restoration companies

Tuesday, 13 December, 2016 - 00:00

Involved in many projects to preserve and restore historical heritage, OSMOS naturally joined, in October 2016, GMH, the national representative body of historic preservation and building restoration professionals.   Close ties with those involved in heritage preservation   This membership reinforces OSMOS's longstanding and solid ties with those involved in...

OSMOS extends its LIRIS range to meet customer needs

Tuesday, 13 December, 2016 - 00:00

The different ranges of OSMOS sensors, developed from fiber optic technology, have been designed to adapt to the needs of construction professionals, decision-makers and project managers. A range of products that continues to evolve to meet the demands of the market.    The autonomous and wireless LIRIS inclinometer Developed by OSMOS’ internal research and development...

Historical monument : should we be concerned about the angle of inclination of the support structures?

Tuesday, 13 December, 2016 - 00:00

Following the appearance of a number of problems over the past two centuries, a monitoring campaign began in the mid-20th century, to verify if there were movements. In order to measure these movements and to define the behavior of the support structures, a new monitoring phase has been set up with OSMOS. Appearing damages    Registered as a historical monument...

Real-time sounding methods to limit shutdowns of operations

Monday, 7 November, 2016 - 00:00

In the presence of proven structural risks, classic sounding methods offer no alternatives to closure to the public, as a precaution, despite the economic repercussions that entails. However, ongoing real-time tracking via optical cables makes it possible to accurately monitor the risk of spread of any problems and guarantee the continuity of operations. Maintaining traffic flows during...

In Béziers, the Ricciotti block is clearing the way

Tuesday, 4 October, 2016 - 00:00

On Monday, April 18, the first mechanical digger broke ground in the Saint-Aphrodise district of Béziers. More than 10 years after the first observations of movement in the seven buildings that form the Ricciotti block, demolition began under OSMOS's surveillance.  A sensitive worksite...   The demolition of the Ricciotti block, built on backfill in which a...

During earthworks phases, protect yourself against disputes

Tuesday, 4 October, 2016 - 00:00

For construction foremen, construction sites in built-up areas pose risks to the surrounding buildings and roads. During the earthworks phase in particular – a particularly sensitive stage – precautions are taken to avoid landslides. However, in the event of a dispute linked to damage to neighbours, it can be difficult to determine the stage of the construction that is at fault and...

Demolition of a building in Lyon: ensuring site safety

Tuesday, 4 October, 2016 - 00:00

While awaiting demolition, a building located on Quai Perrache in Lyon is being temporarily reinforced, in order to maintain its stability during operations. But given the damage's spread to a large portion of the façade, Perrier Déconstruction decided to ensure optimal site safety, by using OSMOS's monitoring services.  Monitoring the façade's...

OSMOS - strain measurement on a high-rise building

Wednesday, 21 September, 2016 - 00:00

  4 OSMOS Optical Strands measure the deformations of the diagonal brace members in the first third of the height of this remarkable building. The cyclical deformations of the brace members recorded during the typhoon allow to reconstruct the oscillating movement of the tower under the effect of the wind, to identify the natural frequency and check the levels of stress of critical...

OSMOS - strain measurement on a road bridge

Wednesday, 21 September, 2016 - 00:00

  The bending of 3 spans of the road bridge is monitored by 8 OSMOS Optical Strands installed on the top and bottom members of the steel frame. Each heavy vehicle passing through is recorded by the Expert System Acquisition, which allows the reconstruction of the evolution of the structure under the effect of each convoy : stresses magnitude in the material, estimation of broaches...

Improving post-seismic management and of resumption of activity

Monday, 5 September, 2016 - 00:00

The pictures of a devastated city in the aftermath of the earthquake that rocked the center of Italy a few days ago are a stark reminder of the potential vulnerability of constructions faced with natural disasters. After the initial emergency period devoted to rescue operations and evacuation of people from high-risk areas, comes the issue of damaged buildings. How can we optimize post-seismic...

Champlain Bridge: monthly load testing to ensure safety every day

Wednesday, 25 May, 2016 - 00:00

  Since the monitoring program was launched in 2012 for Champlain Bridge in Quebec, the teams at The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated have been using OSMOS solutions to continuously monitor the bridge and perform monthly load testing.   Three indicators to track the impact of daily traffic   More than 300 sensors, optical cables, temperature...

The Propylaia of Acropolis in Athens is in good hands

Sunday, 26 July, 2015 - 00:00

In Greece as well, OSMOS takes care of the world heritage. Our subsidiary OSMOS Hellas is now monitoring a part of the Acropolis of Athens with our technologies, one of the World Heritage listed monument (by UNESCO). A place filled with history The “Propylaia”, the monumental entrance gate of the Acropolis in Athens, was built between 437 and 432 B.C. by the architect Mnesicl...