Marine Asset Inspection surveys – looking forward to the future
As an Island nation, much of our infrastructure is located adjacent to or built over water; from ports and harbors, bridges, roads, and railway lines to housing and commercial complexes, often in historic units yet little is known about the integrity of the submerged sections of these assets.
By utilizing high-resolution survey sensors combined with industry-leading expertise and experience, Bibby HydroMap has been completing marine asset inspection surveys, producing BIM compatible 3D point clouds of assets both above and below the waterline for over 5 years providing:
Baseline 3D point cloud of assets from which subsequent surveys, future design, and remedial works can be measured against
Inspection survey to locate unknown damage to an asset or monitoring known areas of damage to prolong the asset life and inform of potential required remedial work
Bathymetric data to monitor scouring or sediment accumulation
In essence, removing the water to allow visualization of the entire asset with the ultimate aim of prolonging the lifespan of the asset.
Having a purpose-built and fully mobilised survey vessel on site brings the addition of supplementary survey capabilities such as sub-bottom profiling, side scan sonar, UXO and grab sampling for MMO license applications, providing a one-stop-shop for coastal marine surveys.
The technology and techniques are there, isn’t it time we made BIM-informed decisions about marine infrastructure too?