Bureau Veritas Announces Partnership Agreement with Infrastr
NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Bureau Veritas a world-leader in testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) services, announced it has entered into an exclusive partnership agreement in North America with Infrastructure Preservation Corporation (IPC), a complex bridge and infrastructure inspection, non-destructive testing, and robotics engineering company. Through this partnership, Bureau Veritas will deliver innovative robotics and technology inspection solutions, in the US and Canada, that integrate into the company's global buildings and infrastructure portfolio.
An industry first, Bureau Veritas inspectors will utilize the power of the robotics technology developed by IPC to determine the condition and deterioration of bridges, roadways and infrastructure, to better protect public safety, reduce costs, better budget for maintenance and repairs, as well as prolong a structure's life expectancy through early detection and repair. Delivering the inspection capabilities through the use of robotics allows the inspections to be completed without lane closures, without exposing workers to dangerous conditions, with a much higher efficiency and at a reduced cost.
"Bureau Veritas' testing and inspection services have been enhanced by the addition of IPC's innovative robotics technologies by offering a broader, more robust portfolio of solutions that help customers better monitor the progression of deterioration, and proactively address areas of concern," said Jorge Hercules, Vice President, Transport and Infrastructure- Bureau Veritas North America. "We are excited to push the boundaries of innovation as we deliver the most advanced TIC solutions to our Buildings and Infrastructure clients worldwide."
The full suite of robotics and technology tools developed by IPC will be leveraged by Bureau Veritas inspectors for the following services:
"This exclusive partnership gives IPC the opportunity to disrupt manual & subjective inspection methods currently in use with quantitative data that can help asset owners better allocate budgets to manage maintenance and repairs. Utilizing robotic technology is safer for both inspectors and the traveling public and has a lower cost for the asset owners and taxpayers alike," said Doug Thaler, President, IPC."
About Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas is a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 77,000 employees located in more than 1,500 offices and laboratories around the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions, in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index. Compartment A, ISIN code FR 0006174348, stock symbol: BVI. For more information, visit www.bvna.com.
About Infrastructure Preservation Corporation
Infrastructure Preservation Corporation (IPC) is a bridge inspection, nondestructive testing (NDT) and robotic engineering company. IPC utilizes advanced nondestructive testing and robotic technology to produce condition assessment reports that determine the condition and deterioration of today's infrastructure. For more information visit www.infrastructurepc.com.
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