How To Utilize Long-Term Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) Systems To Reduce Costs and Prevent Catastrophic Damages

Jan. 1, 1970

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018

2 p.m. Eastern

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Participants Earn One Professional Development Hour

Webinar overview:

Did you know that most bridges in the United States were designed to last 50 years, but that nearly 40% of America’s bridges are over 50 years old?

In addition, nearly 10% of bridges nationwide are classified as “structurally-deficient.” With such a large portion of bridges under severe aging and structural stress that can lead to serious consequences, bridge owners can implement a long-term monitoring system to stay informed of their bridge’s condition before disaster strikes.

Join this webinar to hear MISTRAS’ industry experts discuss implementing a long-term, unattended structural health monitoring (SHM) system to discuss:

  • Reducing bridge maintenance costs
  • Enhancing bridge safety
  • Prolonging bridge lifespan
  • Utilizing Acoustic
  • Emission for SHM
  • SHM system case studies

The webinar is ideal for bridge owners and maintenance management personnel of suspension, cable stay, pre-tensioned, post-tensioned, concrete, and steel bridges.


Richard Gostautas
Technical Support Manager for Infrastructure

Richard Gostautas is MISTRAS Group’s Technical Support Manager for Infrastructure. He is responsible for the implementation of nondestructive testing (NDT) and evaluation (NDE) services and structural health monitoring (SHM) for civil infrastructure. Richard has been using acoustic emission and other technologies for nearly 20 years, with an emphasis in the development, implementation, and deployment of integrated systems. Mr. Gostautas has hands-on experience in field installation, testing, training, monitoring, on-site support, analysis, and commissioning of remote online monitoring systems for buildings, bridges, offshore oil platforms, wind turbines, and marine vessels. Richard is the current ASTM Subcommittee Chairman of E07.04, Acoustic Emission, and is the Membership Secretary for ASTM Committee E07, Nondestructive Testing. Richard graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. (2000) and M.S. (2004) in Civil Engineering.

Company profile:

MISTRAS Group (NYSE: MG) is a leading "one source" global provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions used to evaluate the structural integrity of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure. Mission critical services and solutions are delivered globally and provide customers with asset life extension, improved productivity and profitability, compliance with government safety and environmental regulations, and enhanced risk management operational decisions. MISTRAS uniquely combines its industry-leading products and technologies - 24/7 on-line monitoring of critical assets; mechanical integrity (MI) and non-destructive testing (NDT) services; destructive testing (DT) services; process and fixed asset engineering and consulting services; and its world class enterprise inspection data management and analysis software (PCMS) to provide comprehensive and competitive products, systems and services solutions from a single source provider.