Olson Instruments Inc. worked together with the Supreme Council of the Antiquities of the Egyptian Government, National Geographic and iRobot Inc. to further explore the Queen's Chamber in the Cheops Pyramid in Cairo, Egypt, as shown in National Geographic's television special that aired in September of 2002.
A Nondestructive Testing (NDT) evaluation was performed on a dam spillway in Colorado to verify the thickness and condition of the concrete, as well as to locate any potential voids immediately below the concrete.
Southwest Corridor structural condition assessment of 10 box girder bridges for concrete placement and consolidation problems, and continued NDT assessment of bridge foundation elements for each new alignment of the RTD Light Rail system in Denver, Colorado.
Historic preservation studies of the concrete substructure and marble of both memorials as well as vibration damage mitigation and corrosion evaluation studies at the Jefferson Memorial, Washington DC.
In Joint Venture (JV) with Ultra Technologies in New Delhi, India for the Nondestructive Evaluation of Unknown Bridge Piers and Abutments, presented to personnel from the Northern Railways of Indian National Railways, New Delhi, India.
A Nondestructive Testing (NDT) investigation was performed on asphalt highway slabs in Colorado to calculate the average slab thickness on sections of three state highways.
The results were plotted and overlain on a Google Earth map.
A remote Buddhist monastery located in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Colorado needed a potable groundwater resource, servicing more than 100 staff, volunteers, and visitors during the height of their retreat season.
Olson Engineering Inc. identified an artesian potable water resource flowing at ~75 GPM in a fracture zone about 190 feet below the ground surface.
Olson is the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for FHWA’s SHRP2 Implementation Assistance Program for 2014-2017. The SME role involves two products: 1) R06A Nondestructive Testing of Concrete Bridge Decks; and, 2) R06G Nondestructive Testing of Tunnels. Ten state DOT’s are involved to implement NDT technologies developed under SHRP2 with R06A and R06G products.